Sporting goods maker K2 Inc today said second quarter earnings jumped 62 per cent on a 10 per cent rise in sales of brands and new products.

Net sales for the second quarter were $157.2 million, compared with $143.1 million in the same period last year. Net income rose to $3.8 million as compared with $2.3 million a year ago.

For the six months ended 30 June 2002, net sales totalled $304.7 million, down 3 per cent from the $314.6 million reported in the same period in 2001. Net income, however, increased 41 per cent, to $7.7 million as compared with $5.5 million a year ago.

K2 designs and markets a range of brand-name sporting goods, including Planet Earth apparel, Adio skateboard shoes and Hilton corporate casuals.