Urban Outfitters, Inc. Reports Q4 Results

PHILADELPHIA, March 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN), a leading lifestyle products and services company which operates a portfolio of global consumer brands comprised of Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People, Terrain and Urban Outfitters brands and the Food and Beverage division, today announced net income of $86 million and $298 million for the three months and year ended January 31, 2019, respectively. Earnings per diluted share were $0.80 and $2.72 for the three months and year ended January 31, 2019, respectively.

Total Company net sales for the three months ended January 31, 2019, increased 3.7% over the same period last year to a record $1.13 billion. Comparable Retail segment net sales increased 3%, driven by double-digit growth in the digital channel, partially offset by negative retail store sales. By brand, comparable Retail segment net sales increased 4% at Free People, 4% at Urban Outfitters and 2% at the Anthropologie Group. Wholesale segment net sales increased 3%.

For the year ended January 31, 2019, total Company net sales increased to $4.0 billion, or 9.3%, over the prior year. Comparable Retail segment net sales increased 8%, driven by double-digit growth in the digital channel and positive retail store sales. Wholesale segment net sales increased 10%.

“The fourth quarter closed what was an incredibly successful year for URBN and all of our brands,” said Richard A. Hayne, Chief Executive Officer. “I want to thank our associates worldwide for producing a record year and for their dedication, drive and creativity,” finished Mr. Hayne.

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