Teen clothing retailer Gadzooks Inc has reported a fiscal fourth quarter net income increase of 71 per cent to $6.4m from $3.8m recorded in the same period last year.

The period ended February 3 exceeded analysts earnings expectations of 65 cents per diluted share by recording 69 cents a diluted share, increased from 42 cents per share in the previous year.

Despite what the company described as a 'challenging' retail season, it was able to record a 25 per cent increase in sales from $75.1m last year to $93.9m this year.