NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Crocs'

(CROX) - Get Report

second-quarter profit soared 72%, and the company said it is optimistic about back-to-school sales.

During the quarter, the footwear maker earned 61 cents per share on revenue of $295.6 million. Wall Street forecast a profit of 43 cents on revenue of $281.6 million.

Looking ahead, Crocs expects third-quarter earnings of 40 cents per share on revenue of $280 million, a 30% increase.

Shares of Crocs surged more than 7% in after-hours trading.

-- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York.

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