Hugo Boss says confident for 2014 after Q4 profit jump

FRANKFURT Fri Feb 7, 2014 1:41am EST

FRANKFURT Feb 7 (Reuters) - German fashion house Hugo Boss said it was confident for 2014 after reporting a 17-percent rise in fourth-quarter core profit.

The company on Friday reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of 157 million euros ($213.5 million) on sales of 649 million euros.

Analysts had, on average, expected sales of 663 million euros and core profit of 158 million, according to estimates from Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. ($1 = 0.7353 euros) (Reporting by Victoria Bryan; Editing by Christoph Steitz)

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