Abercrombie & Fitch Co. reported net sales of 865 millions dollars for the second quarter. This was up 24 percent compared with last year and up 3 percentage compared to pre-Covid 2019 net sales.

Digital net sales of 376 million dollars decreased 3 percent compared to last year and increased 52 percent compared to pre-Covid 2019 second quarter digital net sales. Momentum has been strong quarter-to-date. We had a strong start for the U.S. back to school season.”

The company’s gross profit rate improved 450 basis points as compared to last year and 590 basis points as compared to 2019 to 65.2 percent. Operating income was 115million dollars and 116million dollars, respectively on a adjusted non GAAP basis. This compares to operating income last year of 14 million and 22 million respectively.

Net income per diluted share was 1.69 dollars and 1.70 dollars on a reported and adjusted non-GAAP basis, respectively, compared to net income per diluted share last year of 9 cents and 23 cents on a reported and adjusted non-GAAP basis, respectively.