Thule Group reports an increase in net income to 185 million Swedish kronor (€19.0m-$22.1m) for the third quarter, up from SEK 156 million in the year-ago period. Sales grew by 6.9 percent to SEK 1,385 million (€142.2m-$165.4m), rising by 8.5 percent on a constant-currency basis. The underlying operating margin increased by 0.2 percentage points to 18.6 percent, in spite of strong investments in product development. Sales went up on a currency-adjusted basis by 3 percent in the Americas and by 11 percent in Europe and the rest of the world. More in The Outdoor Industry Compass.