Feb 18, 2015
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Wolverine Worldwide: operating profit up nearly 20%

Feb 18, 2015

Having announced a 2.6% increase in its annual revenue in 2014 to 2.76 billion dollars, the Wolverine Worldwide group has released its consolidated results.

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The parent company of Sperry Top Sider, Keds, and Merrell, among others, announced that it experienced double-digit growth for 9 out of its 16 brands. CEO Blake W. Krueger explained: "The two most important brands, Merrell and Sperry, saw respective growth close to 5% for the former and around 10% for the latter."

The group also announced double-digit growth for its operating profit. It reached $230 million, an increase of nearly 20%. Net income, meanwhile, went from 100 to 133 million. 

For its 2015 fiscal year, the group expects a turnover of between 2.82 and 2.87 billion dollars. The group announced a plan to invest 28 million dollars over the course of the year. It expects to see its operating margin, on the other hand, fall to 7.5% as compared with 8.3% in 2014.

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