A robust performance across all regions helped luxury goods company Burberry Group to record full-year pre-tax profits of GBP195.7m (US$386.7m), up 25% on last year.

Double-digit growth in apparel revenues, coupled with the emerging strength of Burberry's non-apparel lines, led to a 17% rise in revenues to GBP995.4m, equivalent to an 18% increase at constant exchange rates.

Adjusted operating profit for the year to 31 March was up 11% (14% underlying) to GBP206.2m, ahead of analysts' expectations, while pure operating profit surged 28% to GBP201.7m.

The company pointed to double-digit underlying revenue growth by region, channel and product, with Europe and the Americas posting a 26% sales rise, while in Asia-Pacific the increase was 17%.

Retail and wholesale revenues were up 20%, while non-apparel sales rose 39%, increasing its share of the company's retail/wholesale revenues to 32% from 28% last year.

Burberry said its luxury handbags and shoes had performed particularly strongly.

"Burberry's 18% revenue growth and 14% profit increase demonstrate the robustness of our global luxury business in these challenging times, with consistent performance across our regions, channels and products," said Angela Ahrendts, Burberry Group CEO.

"Brand momentum remains strong and we are investing in the future, continuing to grow and innovate our iconic outerwear, while developing exciting new businesses such as shoes, jewellery and children's wear."