Online fashion retailer Asos Plc today (20 April) said it expects full-year profit to be in line with expectations after annual sales rose 35%, helped by growth both in the UK and overseas.

The company, which targets 16-34-year-olds keen to emulate the fashions worn by pop stars and celebrities, also said it is looking forward to another year of strong growth after sales rose 56% in the past 19 days.

"We are approaching this year with considerably more confidence," said chief executive Nick Robertson.

"Demand for our spring/summer ranges have been very strong and the Internet continues to outperform the other retail channels."

His comments came after an "excellent year" in which retail sales rose 38% to GBP206m (US317m) in the 12 months to 31 March.

Asos added that UK retail sales rose 23%, while international retail sales soared 101%.