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California Earnings

October 23, 1998

A summary of companies reporting quarterly earnings Thursday, ranked by year-over-year growth, and companies due to report today, ranked by analysts' forecast change in earnings per share (EPS) from the year-ago quarter, compiled by First Call:

Reporting Thursday

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Pct. above/ 1997 Ticker Consensus Actual below 3rd-qtr. Company symbol EPS EPS estimate EPS Vet Centers of Am VCAI $0.22 $0.22 0% $0.16 AirTouch ATI 0.26 0.30 +15 0.25 Unova UNA 0.24 0.24 0 0.20 Reliance Steel RS 0.60 0.63 +5 0.55 LTC Property LTC 0.43 0.43 0 0.39 TransAmerica TA 1.85 1.90 +3 1.74 Diagnostic DP 0.40 0.39 -3 0.37 Mattel MAT 0.75 0.75 0 0.73 Chevron CHV 0.62 0.62 0 1.11 Varian Assoc. VAR 0.46 0.42 -9 1.06 Atlantic Richfield ARC 0.18 0.19 +6 1.57 Inktomi INKT -0.33 -0.28 +15 NA** Newhall Land NHL 0.25 0.47 +88 NA**

Year- over-year Company % growth Vet Centers of Am +38% AirTouch +20 Unova +20 Reliance Steel +15 LTC Property +10 TransAmerica +9 Diagnostic +5 Mattel +3 Chevron -44 Varian Assoc. -60 Atlantic Richfield -88 Inktomi NA** Newhall Land NA**

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Reporting Today

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Ticker Consensus Year-ago Predicted Company symbol EPS estimate quarter pct. chg. Cheesecake Factory CAKE $0.21 $0.17 +24% Dames & Moore DM 0.31 0.29 +7 Franklin Resources BEN 0.48 0.50 -4 Applied Magnetics APM -1.54 0.60 NM*

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* NM=not meaningful. A loss in any period makes percentage change not calculable.

Note: Year-over-year growth and percentage changes are based on earnings-per-share.

** Not available

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