Despite a year of management turmoil, failed mergers and continuing losses, Alpha Microsystems Inc. managed to reduce its fiscal 1987 third quarter's red ink, posting a net loss of $383,000 compared with a $559,000 loss for the same period last year.
For the first nine months, ended Nov. 23, losses for the Santa Ana computer maker totaled $938,000, less than half the $1.99-million loss reported for the first nine months of its fiscal 1986.
Sales of $12 million during the third quarter of fiscal 1987 fell a mere $48,000 from last year's third-quarter figure.
For the nine-month period, sales of $34.9 million were down 5% from the $36.8 million in sales reported for the first nine months of Alpha Micro's fiscal 1986.
Dennis Trombley, Alpha Micro's director of corporate communications, attributed the company's decreasing losses to "a lot of cost efficiency things (that) were done," including reductions in manufacturing costs and the costs of imports from overseas suppliers.