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Fluorocarbon Net Off 33% for First Quarter

May 30, 1986

Fluorocarbon Co. said net income for its first fiscal quarter ended April 30 was $864,177, off 33% from net income of $1.4 million for the same period a year earlier.

The company attributed the downturn to a virtual halt in orders to its two divisions that supply the oil services industry.

First quarter sales totaled $25.3 million, Fluorocarbon said, compared to $25.2 million for the same period last year.

Fiscal second quarter earnings are expected to decline compared to last year's record fiscal second quarter operating income of $1.4 million, the company said. However, "there should be solid improvement in the (fiscal) third and fourth quarters," said Peter Churm, chairman of the Laguna Niguel-based concern.

Fluorocarbon makes rubber and plastic components for a wide variety of industrial applications.

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