• FY underlying profit up 32.7% to GBP135.5m
  • Revenues up 10.2% to GBP1.59bn
  • International sales up 10.3% to GBP132.3m

Retailer and brand owner Sports Direct boosted underlying full-year pre-tax profits by nearly a third, thanks to a double-digit sales rise in the 12 months to 24 April.

The company, the UK’s biggest sporting goods retailer with brands including Sports World, Lillywhites, Slazenger and Dunlop, saw like-for-like UK retail sales growth of 6.6% and international sales up 10.3%.

“This has been an excellent year of growth for the group in what has been a challenging retail environment,” said Sports Direct chief executive Dave Forsey.

“Our progress since the year end is in line with management expectations and we are confident of reaching our current year target of underlying EBITDA.”