Private-label women's casual clothing designer Chico' s FAS Inc today announced record fourth quarter and year end earnings. For the year ended 2 February 2002, net income rose 48.7 per cent to a record $42.2 million, or $1.01 per diluted share compared to net income of $28.4 million or $.69 per diluted share in the 53 weeks ended 3 February 2001. Net sales for the 12 months increased 45.7 per cent to $378.1 million from $259.4 million in the prior period.