Apparel firm LPP SA on Monday reported a big jump in third quarter net profit to $1.2 million from $250,000 in the year-ago period thanks to soaring sales.

The company posted a 58 per cent year-on-year climb in quarterly sales to $17.8m and a 77 per cent year-on-year leap in operating profit for the 13-week period to $1.9m.