Ciel Textiles, the Mauritius-listed clothing business which supplies a number of European retailers, saw earnings climb for its full-year, boosted by the performance of its international operations.

In the 12 months ended 30 June, earnings amounted to MUR674m (US$21.2m) compared with MUR119m a year earlier.

Profitability improved at all levels, the company said, despite difficult market conditions. Ciel's international operations contributed "significantly" to the results, it said.

The company said it consolidated its position this year with Ciel Textile and Sun Resorts becoming majority shareholders of the group.

CEO of Ciel Ltd, Jerome Chasteauneuf, said the results are "those of a transition year", not let because of the merger between Sky Investment and Deep River Investment in January.

Based on this year's performance, the group said it expects turnover to exceed MUR15bn in fiscal 2015.

"Ciel has a solid financial structure, allowing the payment of regular dividends to its shareholders, while pursuing its growth strategy in Mauritius, in the region and internationally," the company said.