Sept 16 (Reuters) - Dress Barn Inc (DBRN.O) reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, assisted by tighter price and inventory controls, but forecast full-year 2010 earnings below industry expectations, sending its shares down 3 percent in after-market trade.The women's clothes retailer sees 2010 earnings of $1.10 to $1.20 a share, although analysts on typical had been expecting the firm to earn $1.23 a share, in accordance with Reuters Estimates.
In June, the company had stated it will get teen-apparel seller Tween Brands Inc (TWB.N) to capture a greater share of your girls' apparel market. Dress Barn said it's going to update its outlook after closing the Tween Brands merger.
For the fourth quarter ended July 25, Dress Barn's profit rose to $26.four million, or 41 cents a share, from $22.1 million, or 34 cents a share, a year ago.
Excluding products, it earned 39 cents per share, against Wall Street estimate of 37 cents a share.
Net sales for the business, which operates the namesake chain for girls and also the Maurices chain for twentysomethings, rose four percent to $398.9 million.
Analysts were expecting income of $400.7 million.
Like many other Canada Goose apparel retailers across the board, Dress Barn has reduced inventories and kept a tab on expenses to guard margins amid the hard retail climate.
Shares from the Suffern, New York-based firm, which have gained over half their worth more than the past six months, had been down 3 percent at $17.60 soon after the bell. They closed at $18.19 Wednesday 16 September on the Canada Goose Jackets New York Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Viraj Nair in Bangalore; Editing by Pradeep Kurup)
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