Leading knitwear manufacturer and marketer Delta Apparel Inc on Thursday reported record sales of $131.6 million for fiscal 2002 but said its net earnings fell to $6.5m from $10m in the year-ago period. The company, which specialises in undecorated T-shirts, golf shirts and tank tops and employs more than 3,100 people, said in a statement it repurchased $9.1 million of its stock and funded $5.3 million in capital expenditures during the year.