NEW YORK Tiffany & Co.'s (TIF) fiscal second-quarter net income climbed 16 percent, driven by strong sales in China.
The high-end jewelry company also boosted its full-year earnings forecast on Tuesday, citing its better-than-expected quarterly profit.
Tiffany, known for its blue boxes, earned $106.8 million, or 83 cents per share, for the period ended July 31. A year earlier it earned $91.8 million, or 72 cents per share.
Revenue for the New York company increased 4 percent to $925.9 million from $886.6 million, helped by strong performances from its statement and fine jewelry products.
Analysts predicted earnings of 74 cents per share on revenue of $941.5 million.
Asia-Pacific sales climbed 20 percent, led by strong results in China.
Revenue at stores open at least a year rose 5 percent on growth in most regions.