At Home reported a strong first quarter, helped by the addition of 23 new stores the chain opened in the past 12 months — and there are more on the way.

At Home’s net income in the quarter totaled $10.0 million, compared to $7.3 million in the year-ago period. Net sales jumped 23.1% to $211.8 million in the period ended April 30, from $172.1 million last year. It was the chain’s 12th consecutive quarter of 20-plus percent sales growth. Same-store sales rose 5.8%, marking the 13th consecutive quarter of positive same store sales increases.

At Home is moving ahead with expansion. It will open 28 new stores (25 net additions) in 2017.

“It is still early in the year, but we feel very good about our first quarter performance and are raising our top line expectations and the midpoint of…