Fashion retailer Esprit Holdings plans to spend about $900 million adding at least 110 retail stores totalling 40,000 square metres to its distribution network in the next 12 months, according to chief financial officer John Poon Cho-ming. The retailer, which now owns 630 retail stores and more than 9,700 points of sale, released its full-year results to June showing revenue jumped 26 per cent over last year to $20.63 billion, while net profit surged 66.5 per cent to $3.33 billion. It declared a final dividend of 66 cents per share and a special dividend of 84 cents per share, up 37.5 per cent and 68 per cent, respectively, and representing a full-year payout of 70 per cent. Revenue from the retail business rose 31 per cent to $8.5 billion while earnings before interest and tax soared 79 per cent to $917 million. Germany accounted for 50 per cent of the retail sales and achieved 28 per cent growth over last year. Hong Kong retail operations returned to profit.