Limited Brands profit plummets in Q2, raises guidance

Columbus, Ohio -- Limited Brands reported Wednesday that net income in the second quarter dropped 38% to $143.6 million, from $231.2 million in the year-ago period.

The owner of Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works and La Senza saw revenue slip 2% in the quarter to $2.4 billion, meeting Wall Street expectations. Same-store sales grew 8%.

The company also raised its earnings guidance for the year, although it expects a weak third quarter.