Teen chain American Eagle Outfitters Inc has posted an almost tripled fourth-quarter profit after net sales and same-store sales both saw good increases.

Fourth-quarter earnings totalled $101.2 million compared to $35.4m in the year-before period.

Sales increased 37.4 per cent to $674m and same-store sales grew 28.6 per cent.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc is a lifestyle retailer that designs, markets and sells casual clothing for 15-25 year-olds under the American Eagle Outfitters and AE brand names.