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UPDATE: Kate Spade Posts Upbeat Q2 Results, Shares Jump


Shares of Kate Spade & Company (NYSE: KATE) jumped more than 8% in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat second-quarter results.

The New York-based company posted a quarterly loss from continuing operations of $14 million, or $0.11 per share, versus a year-ago loss from continuing operations of $24 million, or $0.20 per share. Excluding non-recurring items, Kate Spade's adjusted profit came in at $0.05 per share, beating analysts' estimates of $0.00 per share.

Its sales climbed 49% to $266 million, versus expectations of $237.83 million.

Net sales for North American segment climbed 55%, while International segment sales jumped 54%. Net sales for the Adelington Design Group segment fell 30.6%.

Kate Spade's adjusted EBITDA surged to $32 million from $7 million. Selling, general & administrative expenses rose 27.8% to $146 million.

Kate Spade posted an operating income of $10 million, versus an operating loss of $4 million.

Craig A. Leavitt, Chief Executive Officer of Kate Spade & Company said, "Despite a more promotional retail environment, Kate Spade & Company had another strong quarter, with sales increases coming across both our North American and International segments.”

Kate Spade raised its FY14 adjusted EBITDA forecast to $120 million to $130 million, from $115 million to $125 million.

Kate Spade shares climbed 8.31% to $42.10 in pre-market trading.

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