1 Min Read
* Q4 adj EPS $0.13 vs loss $0.07 yr earlier
* Net sales up 7.4 percent to $228.2 mln
* Sees EPS of $1.15-$1.25 for FY'11, $0.10-$0.15 for Q1
CHICAGO, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Elizabeth Arden Inc RDEN.O posted a quarterly profit on Thursday versus a year-earlier loss, helped by cost efficiencies.
Net earnings for the beauty company were $2.3 million, or 8 cents a share, compared to a loss of $3.6 million, or 13 cents a share, in the same quarter of 2009.
Excluding items, earnings were 13 cents per share.
Net sales for the fourth quarter ended June 30 were $228.2 million, an increase of 7.4 percent.
Elizabeth Arden forecast earnings of $1.15 to $1.25 per share for 2011 and 10 cents to 15 cents per share for the first quarter.
Shares in Elizabeth Arden closed at $14.51 on Wednesday. (Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Derek Caney)