Apparel retailer J Crew Group Inc has reported a 200 per cent rise in its fourth quarter earnings compared to the same period a year ago.

The company also reported that due to higher than expected Internet sales it has been able to record a 9.3 per cent increase in revenues to $286.7m compared to the $262.2m recorded a year ago.

Revenues for the full fiscal year increased 10 per cent to £826m, with revenues in the J Crew Direct business, including the J Crew Catalogue and jcrew.com online business, rising to $112m from $107.1m.

It also reported that revenues from its retail business increased 17 per cent to $138.1m from $117.9m a year ago.