Australian clothing retailer Colorado Group Ltd has reported a 13 per cent increase on net profit for the first half, which came in at $A2.5m ($1.23m), exceeding the company's own forecast. The group, which operates 338 stores in Australia, and trades as Colorado Adventurewear, Mathers Shoes, and Williams the Shoemen, increased sales by 1.8 per cent in the first half year on year. An interim dividend of 2 cents per share was declared.