July 25, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Textured Jersey Lanka (TJL), a knit fabric maker, said profits rose 40 percent to 240 million rupees in the March 2013 quarter from a year earlier, and it order book was full. Textured Jersey said revenues were up 10 percent in the March 2013 quarter to 2.9 billion rupees from a year earlier on higher volumes.
“With continued interest from our main customers Victoria’s Secret, Marks & Spencer, Intimissimi and Decathlon, combined with the growth potential of emerging customers, TJL’s management is confident that demand will remain strong for the coming period as well,” chairman Bill Lank told shareholders in the quarterly report.
” On the expansion strategy, TJL has commenced adding capacity through subcontracting, while building long term relationships. This process, while addressing immediate capacity constraints is expected to enable TJL to further evaluate the long term options.”
The company had a cash balance of 1.7 billion rupees and it had paid off debt.
The firm reported earnings of 37 cents per share for the quarter.
Cost of sales rose at a slower 7.6 percent to 2.52 billion rupees and gross profits rose 29.3 percent to 347 million rupees.