Athletic footwear retailer Finish Line Inc has posted fourth quarter income of $21 million, up from $15.4m in the same period a year earlier.

The Indianapolis-based company, which operates 537 stores across the United States, also reported a 30 per cent year-on-year rise in net sales to $305.3m for the quarter.

Comparable store sales for the three-month period, meanwhile, increased 19 per cent.