By  on May 23, 2013

Signet Jewelers Ltd. recorded an 11.3 percent rise in first-quarter income, thanks to strong demand for its Kay brand and a robust e-commerce business.

The mall-based jeweler said Thursday that income expanded to $91.8 million, or $1.13 a diluted share, for the period ended May 4. This compared with year-ago income of $82.5 million, or 96 cents a share. Revenue expanded 10.4 percent to $993.6 million from $900 million. Wall Street projected earnings per share of $1.11 on sales of $1.02 billion.

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