Retailer Kohl's Corp's fourth quarter profit leapt 31 per cent from the year-ago period as it opened dozens of new stores and added children's clothing from OshKosh B'Gosh Inc, the firm announced on Tuesday.

Net income climbed to $233.8 million, or 68 cents a share, from $178.5m, or 52 cents a share, a year earlier, while sales in the quarter rose 23 per cent to $2.72 billion. Same-store sales jumped 10 per cent.