Apparel and footwear retailer The Buckle yesterday (24 May) said net income for the first quarter increased 30.3% on a 10.5% rise in net sales.

The company said that net income for the company's first quarter period increased to US$12.2m from $9.4m last year.

Net sales for the quarterly period ended 5 May increased to $121.1m compared to $109.6m for the prior year period. Same-store net sales for the first quarter were up 6.4% from last year's quarter.