Higher sales have helped teen clothing retailer The Buckle Inc to an 11.9% rise in first quarter profit.

PROFIT: Net income for the three months to 1 May rose to $30.1m or $0.64 per share, up from $26.9m or $0.58 per share in the same period last year.

REVENUES: Net sales increased 7.6% to $214.8m from $199.7m last time. Same-store sales rose 2.8%. Online sales (which are not included in comparable store sales) were up 24.0% to $14.4m.