Gap reports surprise rise in comparable sales fueled by online demand


(Reuters) – Apparel retailer Gap Inc (GPS.N) reported a 13% rise in quarterly comparable sales on Thursday, with shoppers buying Old Navy, Athleta and Gap clothing online as the company’s stores remained shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Analysts had forecast a 20.97% fall in comparable sales, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

The San Francisco-based retailer reported a net loss of $62 million, or 17 cents per share, for the second quarter ended Aug. 1, compared to a profit of $168 million, or 44 cents per share, a year earlier.

Source: reuters.com

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