WILMINGTON,PPD, Inc. reported Wednesday that net revenue, net income and earnings per share jumped substantially higher in the second quarter.

The Wilmington-based pharmaceutical company said it had net revenues of $140.2 million, up 37 percent over the same quarter a year ago, and net income of $26.2 million, an increase of 76 percent over last year.

New business in the second quarter was $243.45 million, up from $181.9 million for the same period in 2001.

PPD (Nasdaq: PPDI) stock closed at $17.78 per share Wednesday, up 98 cents.