Prada earnings up 14 percent thanks to Asia sales
MILAN (AP) — The
Prada fashion house says it will concentrate on expanding its presence
in international markets and cutting costs this year after reporting
first-quarter earnings rose 13.5 percent, mostly thanks to higher sales
The group, which comprises the Prada, Miu Miu, Church's
and Car Shoe brands, reported Tuesday net income of 138 million euros
($183 million) compared with 122 million euros a year earlier.
in Asia, which account for 40 percent of group revenues, rose 23
percent to 315 million euros. Prada's domestic Italian market was down,
while Europe was flat and America grew by 23 percent.
Handbag sales rose nearly 30 percent to 538 million euros while footwear was down 12 percent to 118 million euros.
The Prada brand accounts for more than 80 percent of sales.