Kearney, Neb. -- The Buckle reported Thursday that net income for the third quarter was $34.4 million, compared with a profit of $33.3 million a year earlier.
Net sales increased 5.2% to $243.3 million, from net sales of $231.2 million for the prior year.
Same-store sales edged up 0.5%.
Buckle currently operates 422 retail stores in 41 states.