Buying Tommy Hilfiger caused Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation to report a loss of $27.6 million for the first quarter. This compares with a profit of $24.7 million for the same period last year, but this year’s quarter includes $104 million in charges related to the acquisition. The first quarter of 2009 had just $4.7 million in charges. Sales rose by 11 percent to $619 million as comparable store sales at outlet stores went up by 12 percent. The gross margin increased by 2.4 percentage points to 51.2 percent. PVH’s wholesale and retail division had an 11 percent increase in sales, and the Calvin Klein licensing division went up by 13 percent. The company is forecasting sales of $4.35 billion to $4.4 billion for the year, up from previous guidance of $2.49-2.51 billion.