Brand name sports goods retailer Dick's Sporting Goods has posted a third-quarter profit, boosted by net and same-store sales growth.

Third-quarter net income jumped 56 per cent to $4.2 million compared to a loss of $2.7m in the same period last year, as net sales grew 8 per cent to $582.7m. Quarterly same-store sales rose 2.9 per cent.

Dick's is a full-line sporting goods retailer that sells brand name sporting equipment, apparel and footwear.