Retailer JoS A Bank Clothiers has reported a 17% rise in second quarter net income to $8.2m, up from $7.0m during the second quarter of fiscal 2006.

Earnings for the second quarter increased 16% to $0.44 per share, versus $0.38 per share for the prior year period.

Comparing the six fiscal months ended 4 August 2007 with the same six months of 2006, net income increased to $16.6m, as compared to $12.8m last year.