Macy's 3Q earnings beat expectations, lowers full-year outlook

Earnings HQ: FBN's Ashley Webster breaks down Macy's third-quarter earnings report.

Macy's Books Higher 3Q Profit as Costs Fall, Lowers Full-Year Outlook

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Macy's Inc (M) reported a 23 percent rise in third-quarter profit as lower costs boosted its margins.

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The company said net income rose to $217 million, or 61 cents per share, in the quarter ended Nov. 1 from $177 million, or 47 cents per share, a year earlier. [ID:nBwc65CCYa]

Selling, general and administrative expenses fell a little more than 4 percent in the quarter, helping operating margin rise to 6.8 percent from 5.7 percent a year earlier.

Macy's, which also owns the high-end Bloomingdale's chain, said net sales fell to $6.2 billion from $6.3 billion.

Same-store sales, excluding licensed businesses, shrank 1.4 percent.     

(Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bangalore; Editing by Savio D'Souza) ((sruthi.ramakrishnan@thomsonreuters.com; Within U.S.+1 646 223 8780, outside U.S. +91 80 6749 1130; Reuters Messaging: sruthi.ramakrishnan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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