Uniqlo owner posts 29% jump in Q3 operating profit, raises forecast

TOKYO: Japan's Fast Retailing , the owner of clothing brand Uniqlo, said on Thursday its third-quarter operating profit surged 29%, buoyed by strong sales at home.

Profit rose to 144.7 billion yen ($894.81 million) in the three months to May 31 from 112.5 billion yen in the year-earlier period. The consensus forecast was for earnings of 127.1 billion yen, based on a LSEG poll of six analysts.

The company raised its full-year profit forecast to 475 billion yen from 450 billion yen.

Uniqlo is renowned for its quality, affordable basics, and Fast Retailing is benefiting from a slide in the yen to a 38-year low that has boosted the value of its overseas sales.

The company is plotting an aggressive growth trajectory in Greater China, North America and Europe, taking advantage of a post-pandemic shift among many consumers for value over luxury.

With more than 900 stores in mainland China, Fast Retailing is a bellwether for global retailers operating in the world's second-biggest economy.

Through the nine-month period, operations in Greater China saw a decline in revenue and a large drop in profit, due in part to strong performance the previous year and a general slowdown in consumer appetite, the company said.

Fast Retailing shares have risen about 26% so far this year, about even with the advance in the benchmark Nikkei gauge. - Reuters

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