April 9, 2019 / 8:12 PM / 14 days ago

Levi Strauss revenue rises 7 pct in first post-IPO quarterly report

April 9 (Reuters) - Levi Strauss & Co posted a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday in its first report after returning to public markets, as the jeans maker’s strategy of expanding its retail stores and investing in its online business paid off.

The company’s net revenue rose to $1.43 billion in the first quarter ended Feb. 24 from $1.34 billion, a year ago. Levi had previously estimated revenue to be between $1.42 billion and $1.44 billion.

Levi said net income attributable to the company was $146.6 million, or 37 cents per share, in the quarter, compared to a loss of $19 million, or 5 cents per share, a year earlier, when the company incurred a tax related charge. (Reporting by Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru: Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila and Shounak Dasgupta)

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