Major computer-industry companies reported increased earnings Monday. Profits were up 1% at NCR Corp., 19% at Tandy Corp. and 80% at Microsoft Corp. for the last three months of 1986.
NCR's profit edged up to a record in the fourth quarter on a 12% increase in revenue, but business in the United States was weak, the Dayton, Ohio-based computer maker said.
Quarterly net income was $134.1 million, up from $133.2 million in the final quarter of 1985. Revenue for the quarter increased to $1.6 billion from $1.4 billion.
For all of 1986, NCR said net income reached a record $336.5 million, a 7% increase compared to $315.2 million in 1985. Revenue for 1986 increased by 13% to $4.9 billion from $4.3 billion.