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According to the report, “performance was generally soft across all jewelry categories”, and “worldwide net sales and comparable store sales declined 3% and 5%, respectively”. Net earnings totaled $446 million compared with the prior year’s $464 million.
In the fourth quarter, worldwide net sales increased 1% to $1.2 billion and comparable store sales were unchanged from the prior year. Net earnings were $158 million compared with $163 million in the prior year.
Michael J. Kowalski, Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO, said: “Despite macroeconomic and geopolitical challenges in the past year that we believe will continue in 2017, we strongly believe that Tiffany’s strategies are sound and that we have meaningful growth opportunities”.