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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | April 26, 1996
In what analysts described as a significant harbinger, the Ryland Group Inc. yesterday reported net income of $939,000 for the first quarter, largely because its homebuilding segment generated its first profit in the three months ended in March since 1989.Just as important as the 36 percent earnings gain from the year before, the Columbia-based company's results indicate that it is finally beginning to execute a long-stated strategy aimed at improving its homebuilding operations, analysts said.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2011
Under Armour officials say that its strong second-quarter earnings report Tuesday is proof that the sports apparel company is giving customers what they want. But the Baltimore company saw a hit to its profit margins and admits the operations side of the business needs some work. "As a team, we are committed to getting our operational capabilities to the same level of execution and leadership as our brand and product, so that we can fully benefit from the demand of our consumer," CEO Kevin Plank told analysts during a conference call Tuesday.
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By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,Sun reporter | November 1, 2006
Under Armour Inc. reported yesterday that third-quarter profit nearly doubled and that its gross margins - a point of concern for some industry analysts - rebounded as quarterly sales surpassed $100 million for the first time. The Baltimore maker of athletic apparel raised its income forecast for the year and said that next year it expects to beat its long-term growth target of 20 percent to 25 percent. "Under Armour is a growth company," said Kevin A. Plank, chief executive officer, in opening remarks to analysts yesterday.
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By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,Sun reporter | November 1, 2006
Under Armour Inc. reported yesterday that third-quarter profit nearly doubled and that its gross margins - a point of concern for some industry analysts - rebounded as quarterly sales surpassed $100 million for the first time. The Baltimore maker of athletic apparel raised its income forecast for the year and said that next year it expects to beat its long-term growth target of 20 percent to 25 percent. "Under Armour is a growth company," said Kevin A. Plank, chief executive officer, in opening remarks to analysts yesterday.
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By Ellen James Martin | November 20, 1991
Giant Food Inc. took a heavy earnings hit in the third quarter after reducing its gross margins to meet tough competition and the recession-era price concerns of consumers, David B. Sykes, senior vice president for finance, said yesterday."
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1997
Forensic Technologies International Corp., a firm that helps law firms and corporations present trial evidence, said yesterday that its third-quarter net income doubled to $973,000, or 20 cents a share, from $487,000, or 10 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter.The Annapolis-based company beat analysts' expectations, which had ranged from 15 cents to 19 cents a share.Known primarily for its pioneering work in computer animation for the courtroom, Forensic said sales increased by 41 percent in the quarter ended Sept.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1995
The Ryland Group Inc. turned in its third consecutive disappointing quarter of 1995 yesterday, raising questions among several industry analysts about the company's direction.The Columbia-based firm and the nation's third-largest homebuilder reported that net income for the period ended Sept. 30 dipped to $678,000, or 1 cent per share, a significant decline from the $8.4 million earned in the comparable quarter in 1994.Third-quarter revenues also dropped by 9 percent, to $402.6 million. On a pre-tax basis, homebuilding earnings fell by 93 percent, to $297,000, mainly because of a 9 percent drop in home closings, to 2,263.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | July 26, 2000
USinternetworking Inc. said yesterday that its second-quarter net loss nearly doubled, while revenue surged 292 percent. The Annapolis-based company, which leases packaged business management software over the Internet to such clients as US West and Hershey Foods Corp., said for the quarter that ended June 30 it booked a $42.0 million net loss, or 43 cents a share, on revenue of $26.2 million. Analysts polled by Zacks Investment Research, a ratings service, had expected a loss of 44 cents per share in the quarter.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | April 1, 1992
Giant Food Inc., the top dog in the Baltimore-Washington grocery business, absorbed a big bite out of fourth-quarter earnings, but apparently neither recession nor aggressive competitors could loosen its grip on market share.The Landover-based grocery store chain reported yesterday that earnings dropped 38 percent, to $24.7 million, or 42 cents a share, from $39.7 million, or 68 cents a share, during last year's fourth quarter, which ended Feb. 23.Quarterly sales were up 8.8 percent, although that figure was closer to 3 percent when adjusted to reflect the extra week in the quarter this year.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | February 1, 2000
Per-share earnings for U.S. Foodservice rose 29 percent in the second quarter, meeting analysts' estimates, the Columbia-based distributor said yesterday. U.S. Foodservice, the second-largest national food-service distributor, reported net income of $27.3 million, or 27 cents per diluted share, in the three months that ended Jan. 1. Analysts expected earnings of 27 cents a share, according to a Nelson Information survey. Net income in the fiscal second quarter rose 53 percent to $27.3 million, including an extraordinary charge.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | July 26, 2000
USinternetworking Inc. said yesterday that its second-quarter net loss nearly doubled, while revenue surged 292 percent. The Annapolis-based company, which leases packaged business management software over the Internet to such clients as US West and Hershey Foods Corp., said for the quarter that ended June 30 it booked a $42.0 million net loss, or 43 cents a share, on revenue of $26.2 million. Analysts polled by Zacks Investment Research, a ratings service, had expected a loss of 44 cents per share in the quarter.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | February 1, 2000
Per-share earnings for U.S. Foodservice rose 29 percent in the second quarter, meeting analysts' estimates, the Columbia-based distributor said yesterday. U.S. Foodservice, the second-largest national food-service distributor, reported net income of $27.3 million, or 27 cents per diluted share, in the three months that ended Jan. 1. Analysts expected earnings of 27 cents a share, according to a Nelson Information survey. Net income in the fiscal second quarter rose 53 percent to $27.3 million, including an extraordinary charge.
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1997
Forensic Technologies International Corp., a firm that helps law firms and corporations present trial evidence, said yesterday that its third-quarter net income doubled to $973,000, or 20 cents a share, from $487,000, or 10 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter.The Annapolis-based company beat analysts' expectations, which had ranged from 15 cents to 19 cents a share.Known primarily for its pioneering work in computer animation for the courtroom, Forensic said sales increased by 41 percent in the quarter ended Sept.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | April 26, 1996
In what analysts described as a significant harbinger, the Ryland Group Inc. yesterday reported net income of $939,000 for the first quarter, largely because its homebuilding segment generated its first profit in the three months ended in March since 1989.Just as important as the 36 percent earnings gain from the year before, the Columbia-based company's results indicate that it is finally beginning to execute a long-stated strategy aimed at improving its homebuilding operations, analysts said.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1995
The Ryland Group Inc. turned in its third consecutive disappointing quarter of 1995 yesterday, raising questions among several industry analysts about the company's direction.The Columbia-based firm and the nation's third-largest homebuilder reported that net income for the period ended Sept. 30 dipped to $678,000, or 1 cent per share, a significant decline from the $8.4 million earned in the comparable quarter in 1994.Third-quarter revenues also dropped by 9 percent, to $402.6 million. On a pre-tax basis, homebuilding earnings fell by 93 percent, to $297,000, mainly because of a 9 percent drop in home closings, to 2,263.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | April 1, 1992
Giant Food Inc., the top dog in the Baltimore-Washington grocery business, absorbed a big bite out of fourth-quarter earnings, but apparently neither recession nor aggressive competitors could loosen its grip on market share.The Landover-based grocery store chain reported yesterday that earnings dropped 38 percent, to $24.7 million, or 42 cents a share, from $39.7 million, or 68 cents a share, during last year's fourth quarter, which ended Feb. 23.Quarterly sales were up 8.8 percent, although that figure was closer to 3 percent when adjusted to reflect the extra week in the quarter this year.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | April 1, 1992
Giant Food Inc., the top dog in the Baltimore-Washington grocery business, absorbed a big bite out of fourth-quarter earnings, but apparently neither recession nor aggressive competitors could loosen its grip on market share.The Landover-based grocery store chain reported yesterday that earnings dropped 38 percent, to $24.7 million, or 42 cents a share, from $39.7 million, or 68 cents a share, during last year's fourth quarter, which ended Feb. 23.Quarterly sales were up 8.8 percent, although that figure was closer to 3 percent when adjusted to reflect the extra week in the quarter this year.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | April 1, 1992
Giant Food Inc., the top dog in the Baltimore-Washington grocery business, absorbed a big bite out of fourth-quarter earnings, but apparently neither recession nor aggressive competitors could loosen its grip on market share.The Landover-based grocery store chain reported yesterday that earnings dropped 38 percent, to $24.7 million, or 42 cents a share, from $39.7 million, or 68 cents a share, during last year's fourth quarter, which ended Feb. 23.Quarterly sales were up 8.8 percent, although that figure was closer to 3 percent when adjusted to reflect the extra week in the quarter this year.
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