VF Corp profit up on strong outdoor, sports brand sales


(Corrects dateline to July 18 from July 15)

July 18 (Reuters) - VF Corp, the owner of brands such as Timberland and The North Face, reported a 14 percent rise in quarterly profit as cold weather drove sales of its higher-margin outdoor and action sports brands.

The company said net profit rose to $157.7 million, or 36 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 28, from $138.3 million, or 31 cents pers share a year ago.

Revenue rose 8 percent to $2.37 billion.

(Reporting by Ramkumar Iyer in Bangalore; Editing by Simon Jennings)

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