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L Brands raises Q1 earnings outlook

By Prachi Singh

Mar 26, 2021


L Brands, Inc. is now forecasting a first quarter earnings per share range of 85 cents to 1 dollar versus its previous range of 55 cents to 65 cents, excluding any charges related to the early extinguishment of debt.

The company said in a statement that raise in guidance is due to improved sales trends which it believes are primarily driven by unusual shifts in consumer spending patterns, resulting from government stimulus payments, a relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions and other factors.

The above factors, the company added, led to a stronger first quarter forecast at both Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret. However, the company further said that the environment remains uncertain and there is no assurance that these improved trends will continue.

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