Casey’s General Stores Inc. on Monday reported net income of $25.2 million, or 68 cents per diluted share, for its fiscal fourth quarter that ended April 30, compared with 19.3 million, or 51 cents per diluted share, for the same period a year ago. Income before income taxes grew nearly 58% and 23% for the fourth quarter and fiscal year, respectively. “The combination of gross profit dollar margin expansion, a focus on controlling operating expense growth, and opening more stores were the primary drivers of that growth,” said Terry Handley, president and CEO, who said he was pleased with fiscal 2019 results. The Ankeny-based company ended the fiscal year with 2,146 stores, a year-over-year net increase of 73 stores. As of April 30, the company had eight acquisition stores under agreement to purchase and a new store pipeline of 81 sites, including 41 under construction.