• Q1 adjusted net profit $11.1m, up from $0.8m
  • Net sales up 8.4% to $1.065bn
  • Comparable store sales up 3.4%

Retailer Burlington Coat Factory recorded a strong improvement to its first quarter profit, boosted by a near-double-digit sales increase and a 3.4% comparable store sales rise.

The company also said that gross margins had improved in the three-month period ended 4 May.

President and CEO Tom Kingsbury said he was “very pleased” with the result and added: “We continue to stay focused on delivering more fresh values to our customers on a daily basis.”