Home Depot Inc , the world's largest home improvement chain, reported a higher quarterly profit on Tuesday as mild winter weather pulled some spring demand forward.

Net income rose to $774 million, or 50 cents a share, in the fourth quarter ended on January 29, from $587 million, or 36 cents a share, a year earlier.

Sales rose 5.9 percent to $16.01 billion.

(Reporting by Dhanya Skariachan; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)