French fashion group SMCP confirms financial targets as second-quarter sales rise

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PARIS (Reuters) - French fashion company SMCP SMCP.PA, whose brands include Sandro and Maje, posted higher sales and confirmed its full-year target for an increase in revenues and stable profit margins.

SMCP, which is majority-owned by Chinese retail group Shandong Ruyi 002193.SZ, said its second-quarter sales rose 10% to 265.7 million euros ( £237.2 million ).

SMCP stuck to its 2019 financial targets of sales growth of between 9%-11% at constant currency exchange rates, and a stable adjusted core earnings margin compared to 2018, excluding its recent acquisition of the De Fursac brand.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Inti Landauro