HanesBrands, a leading marketer of everyday basic apparel under world-class brands, has announced a 34.6 per cent increase in net income for the second-quarter 2017, which rose to $172,532 in line with company guidance. For the second quarter ended 1 July 2017, net sales of $1.65 bn increased by 12 per cent, primarily from acquisition contributions. On a GAAP basis, second-quarter operating profit of $229 mn increased by 3 per cent and diluted EPS of $0.47 increased by 38 per cent. Year-todate net cash from operations was $34 mn, a $163 mn improvement versus a year ago.