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Stock Symbol: LTD
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Limited Brands, Inc. sells women's intimate apparel, personal care products and women's and men's apparel under various trade names through its specialty retail stores and direct response (catalog and e-commerce) businesses. Merchandise is targeted to appeal to customers in various market segments that have distinctive consumer characteristics. As of the close of fiscal year ending January 31, 2004 (fiscal 2003), the Company conducted its business in three primary segments: Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works and the Apparel segment. In addition, Limited owns Henri Bendel, Inc., which operates a single specialty store in New York City that features fashions for sophisticated, higher-income women. The Company also owns Mast Industries, Inc., a contract manufacturer and apparel importer which purchases merchandise on behalf of the Company and certain third parties. During fiscal 2003, approximately 35% of its merchandise purchases was sourced through Mast.
For the 26 weeks ended 7/31/04, net sales increased 9% to $4.19 billion. Net income increased 23% to $244.6 million. Revenues reflect higher comparable store sales. Earnings also reflect a $17.6 million gain on investees' stock and a decrease in interest expenses.