Fast Retailing, owner of clothing brand Uniqlo, posted a 25% jump in first quarter operating profit on Thursday, fueled by strong overseas sales as it charts a third-straight year of record earnings.

Profit was ¥146.7 billion ($1.01 billion) in the three months through November compared with ¥117.1 billion a year earlier.

The consensus forecast was for ¥137.9 billion, according to the average estimate of five analysts surveyed by LSEG.