PHILADELPHIA, PA November 19, 2012 - Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN), a leading lifestyle specialty retail company operating under the Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People, Terrain and Urban Outfitters brands, today announced net income of $60 million and $155 million for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2012, respectively. Earnings per diluted share were $0.40 and $1.06 for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2012, respectively.
Total Company net sales rose by 14% over the same quarter last year to $693 million. Comparable retail segment net sales, which include our comparable direct-to-consumer channel, increased by 8% for the quarter, while comparable store net sales decreased by 1%. Comparable retail segment net sales at Free People, Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie increased by 24%, 7% and 6%, respectively, for the quarter. Direct-to-consumer net sales increased by 36% and wholesale segment net sales rose by 7% for the quarter.
"Favorable customer response to our product offerings and better marketing resulted in record third quarter sales and significant margin improvement," said Chief Executive Officer, Richard A. Hayne. "We see this trend continuing into the fourth quarter which bodes well for our Holiday season," finished Mr. Hayne.
Net sales by brand and channel for the three and nine month periods were as follows: