Helen of Troy Limited reported results for the second quarter ended Aug. 31, 2007. Second quarter sales increased 7.3% to a record US$157,924,000 versus sales of $147,172,000 in the same period of the prior year. Second quarter net earnings were $18,253,000 or $0.56 per fully diluted share, compared with $10,874,000 or $0.35 per fully diluted share for the same period a year earlier, an increase in earnings per share of 60%. Sales for the six months ended Aug. 31, 2007, increased 7.4% to $298,094,000 versus $277,613,000 for the previous year. Net earnings for the first half of this year were $28,370,000 or $0.88 per diluted share, versus $17,553,000, or $0.56 per diluted share in the same period of last year.
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