Milan—Tod’s reported Wednesday that its second quarter earnings grew, boosted by its two key brands and a double-digit sales rise in the Americas and Asia.
The leathergoods posted first-half net profit up 1.8% t to 75.7 million euros (about $1008 million), bolstered by sales up 8.4% in the second quarter.
The report was strong enough that the luxury leathergoods house now expects its full year sales volume to increase 6.4% year-on-year to approximately 1.25 billion euros (about $1.66 billion), in line with analysts’ consensus.
“I can continue to confirm we are still ok with the consensus both in terms of sales and profitability,” Chief Financial Officer Emilio Macellari said on a conference call.
Recession-weary Italy, where Tod’s has about 40% of its volume, continued to drag as Italian sales dropped 19% year-on-year in the first six months of 2013.
Its Hogan and Fay brands drastically underperformed the Tod’s and Roger Vivier labels, closing the first half with sales down 14.8% and 26.3% respectively.
Macellari said that while he expected Hogan to remain negative for the rest of this year, the brand should recover in 2014.
Meanwhile, sales were up 80.6% in the first half at Roger Vivier, the French shoe brand that Tod’s relaunched in 2003.