British fashion house Burberry Group beat analysts' forecasts with a 30% jump in underlying first-quarter sales and said the results were consistent with its expectations for the full year.
The company, famous for its camel, red and black check fabric design, said on Wednesday total sales in the three months to June 30 were 167.5 million pounds ($339.7 million).
A Reuters poll of five analysts had forecast sales of 153 million pounds, within a range of 149 million to 157 million.
"The year is off to a good start," Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts said in a trading statement.
"Our key strategies continue to drive strong retail performance and we are pleased that these retail-oriented initiatives are benefiting wholesale partners as well," she added.
Burberry shares were down 0.3% at 673 pence in early trade, valuing the company at around 2.9 billion pounds.
"We must point out that, although it was expected, this was an excellent performance through what has been a difficult period for the fashion retailers," Seymour Pierce's Andrew Wade said in a note.