More on Abercrombie & Fitch's Q2

|About: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF)|By:, SA News Editor

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) managed to top Q2 earnings estimate by keeping a tight lid on costs.

The retailer cut marketing, general and administrative expenses by 6%, while expenses for stores and distribution expense were trimmed by 10%.

Comp sales by brand: Abercrombie & Fitch -1%; Abercrombie Kids -6%; Hollister -10%.

Guidance for comp sales for the full year is for a decline at a mid-single-digit rate, although a "modest" improvement has been seen at stores since the back-to-school season started.

ANF -5.3% premarket