Total June sales at Pacific Sunwear of California Inc were $73.3 million, an increase of 26.6 per cent over last year's June sales of $57.9 million. The gain was largely due to a 12 per cent improvement in the men's business.

The casual apparel and footwear retailer said same-store sales increased 10.5 per cent for the comparable five-week period, with PacSun same-store sales up 10.5 per cent and d.e.m.o. same-store sales up 10.3 per cent.

Greg Weaver, chairman and CEO, said: "At PacSun, our footwear business remained very strong with a 17 per cent comparable store sales increase, our girl's business was also strong and achieved an 11 per cent comparable store sales increase while accessories achieved a slightly positive same-store sales increase. I am also very pleased that our d.e.m.o. business is showing improvement with same-store sales up 10.3 per cent."

The company expects second-quarter earnings to be $0.18 per share and to exceed the current consensus earnings per share estimates of analysts of $0.15.