PHH Corp. said yesterday that its third-quarter earnings...

BY THE NUMBERS

February 25, 1992

PHH Corp. said yesterday that its third-quarter earnings rose 11 percent as the Hunt Valley-based services company profited from buying two relocation advisory firms and from the mortgage refinancing boom.

2 ... ... ...Revenue... ... Net.... ..... Share

'91... ... $1,450,925,000...$35,069,000... $2.06

'90... ... $1,484,783,000...$34,405,000... $2.03

% change..... .......-2.3.... .... +1.9.... +1.5

BioWhittaker Inc.

In its first quarterly report as an independent concern, BioWhittaker Inc., a biotechnology company near Frederick, said yesterday that income for the three months that ended Jan. 31 was $1.08 million, or 10 cents a share.

The company, which develops and makes diagnostic kits to detect the presence of infectious diseases, split off from its Los Angeles-based parent company, Whittaker Corp., in November. It recently bought 3M Diagnostic Systems, a Santa Clara, Calif., manufacturer of diagnostic kits for allergies and Lyme disease, for $11.4 million.

The figures for 1991 have been restated to reflect what revenue and income would have been if the company been independent and owned 3M Diagnostic a year ago.

Three months ending 12/31/92

?3 ... ... ...Revenue.... .... Net.... .... Share

'92... ... $12,100,000... ....$1,078,000... $0.10

'91... ... $10,429,000... ......$503,000... $0.05

% change..... ...+16.0... ... ... +114.3... +100.0

Preston Corp.

After two straight profitable quarters, Preston Corp. slipped back into the red for the last quarter of 1991, losing $4.6 million, or 80 cents a share.

Preston reported a $733,434 loss in the first quarter last year but then showed signs of recovering by posting a $1.9 million profit during its second quarter and an $82,000 profit in the third quarter.

Preston predicted improved results in the first quarter this year because of rate increases and cost reductions.

Three months ending 12/31/91

=1 .... ....Revenue.... .... Net.... .... Share

'91.... ..$138,076,000....$(4,626,000)... $(0.80)

'90.... ..$143,171,000......$(316,000)... $(0.05)

% change...... ...-3.5.... ....... --.... ... --

Year ended 12/31/91

=1 .... ....Revenue.... .... Net.... .... Share

'91.... ..$564,610,000...$(3,392,000).... $(0.59)

'90.... ..$643,087,000...$(18,749,000)... $(3.26)

% change.... ....-12.2...... ..... --.... ... --

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