U.S. warehouse club operator Costco Wholesale Corp posted quarterly profit above expectations, helped by strong sales.

For its second quarter, Costco earned $394 million, or 90 cents per share, up from $348 million, or 79 cents per share last year.

Sales rose 10 percent to $22.51 billion.

Total revenue for the company, which sells products from chicken to couches to customers who pay annual membership fees, was $23 billion, up 10 percent.

The company was forecast to earn 87 cents per share, on revenue of $22.83 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

(Reporting by Eileen Anupa Soreng in Bangalore; Editing by Dan Lalor)