Sept 13 British sportswear firm JD Sports
Fashion Plc posted a 73 percent jump in first-half pretax
profit on Tuesday, led by a strong performance in its sports
The firm, which has most of its 900 stores in the UK but is
expanding in the Netherlands, Spain, France and Germany, said
pretax profit for the 26 weeks to July 30 grew to 77.4 million
pounds ($103.08 million) from 44.7 million pounds a year ago.
Underlying sales at its core sports fashion business rose by
about 10 percent in the same period.
Revenue for the period grew 20 percent to 970.6 million
($1 = 0.7509 pounds)
(Reporting by Rahul B in Bengaluru; Editing by Vyas Mohan)