Clothing and footwear chain The Colorado Group Ltd on Thursday reported a 31 per cent jump in 2002 net profit to A$22.5 million (US$13.4m) from A$17.1m (US$10.2m) in the year-ago period amid soaring sales. The Brisbane-based company said sales in the 53 weeks to February 1 climbed 16 per cent year-on-year to A$442.1m (US$264m) and added it remains confident of continued double-digit earnings growth from its core business in 2003.