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Limited Brands Inc. Has Expanding Potential

Limited Brands Inc (LTD) retails women’s apparel, personal care and beauty products, and accessories in Canada and the U.S. It has seven brands including Victoria’s Secret, Henry Bendel, Pink, The White Barn Candle Company, La Senza, C.O. Bigelow and Bath & Body Works.  Limited Brands markets its goods through specialty retail stores, catalogues and websites. In the U.S. the company has 2626 specialty retail stores and internationally there are about 800 stores and franchises. This retail store has been doing well in spite of  and perhaps because of this down market. The company is continuing to expand both in North America and also abroad.

The company has been improving net income over the last three years. For the year ending January 31, 2009 net income was $220 million, For the year ending January 31, 2010 net income was $448 million, and for the year ending on January 31, 2011 the net income was up to $805 million. The income has been almost doubling each year. Return on Assets is 12.09% and Return on Equity is 67.46%.

Some of the manager at Limited Brands are Stuart Burgdoerfer, Bridget Ryan-Berman, Sharen Jester Turney, Jane L. Ramsey, Diane L. Neal, Martyn R. Redgrave, and Leslie H. Wexner.

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