Williams-Sonoma ( WSM) topped its own raised guidance Thursday, saying it earned $14.1 million, or 12 cents a share, in the second quarter. The company earned $1.4 million, or 1 cent a share, last year.

The yuppie houseware retailer cited cost control as the main reason for success.

In May, the company raised its second-quarter earnings estimates to 7 cents to 8 cents a share from an earlier 4 cents to 5 cents a share. First Call/Thomson Financial subsequently bumped their estimates up to 8 cents a share, where it stood Thursday.

Revenue in the latest quarter was $258.8 million, up 16.9% from last year.

Williams-Sonoma expects to earn 9 cents to 10 cents a share in its third quarter and end the year with an EPS of $1 to $1.02. Both forecasts are in line with existing estimates.

Shares of the company were unchanged at $26.25 yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange.

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