Higher sales have helped teen apparel retailer The Buckle Inc to an 11.3% rise in third-quarter profit.

Net income in the three months to 29 October rose to $38.3m or $0.81 per share, from $34.4m or $0.73 per share in the same period last year.

Net sales increased 12.4% to $273.4m from $243.3m at the retailer, which operates 429 stores. And comparable store sales were 9.1% higher.