In contrast to the consistently poor performance of its parent, London-based Marks & Spencer Plc, Brooks Brothers has reported year-end operating profits of $29.8 million, up 134.6 per cent from $12.7 million for the prior 12 months. Total sales volume increased 3.2 per cent to $661.1 million from $640.3 million reported for 2000. Comparable US store sales increased 1.8 per cent.