Men's clothing retailer JoS A Bank Clothiers registered third-quarter net income of US$7.1m, up from $5.5m in the same period of fiscal 2006.

The higher than expected rise brought the company's nine-monthly net income up to $23.7m, compared to $18.3m, leading to a minor surge in the company's shares.

Nasdaq-listed JoS A Bank sells men's suits, sportswear, footwear and accessories from 415 stores throughout the US and Canada's District of Columbia.