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November 16, 1999
The Lake Forest seller of collectible gifts, toy-related merchandise and jewelry said it lost $1.2 million, or 3 cents a share, in the third quarter, compared with a net loss of $1.7 million, or 9 cents a share, for the like period last year. Revenue fell 41% to $9.3 million. The company attributed the sales decline primarily to short-term liquidity problems and production delays resulting from an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it in August by three Asian creditors.
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August 15, 2001
* NetGuru Inc., a Yorba Linda information technology company, reported that its net loss for the first quarter widened to $1.2 million, or 7 cents a share, from $300,000, or 4 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue fell 7% to $6.8 million. * Lake Forest collectibles company L.L. Knickerbocker Co. reported second-quarter profit of $180,000, contrasted with a net loss of $671,000, or 1 cent a share, for the comparable period last year. Sales declined 24% to $6.7 million.
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BUSINESS
May 16, 2001
Collectibles company L.L. Knickerbocker Co. Inc. in Lake Forest reported a net loss $1.2 million, or 2 cents a share, for the first quarter, compared with a loss of $1.4 million, or 3 cents a share, a year earlier. Sales declined 25% to $5.4 million . . . Nexell Therapeutics Inc., an Irvine biotechnology company, posted a loss $6.1 million, or 39 cents a share, for the first quarter, compared with a net loss of $7.7 million, or 51 cents a share, for the first quarter of 2000.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1998 | Dow Jones
L.L. Knickerbocker Co. Inc. said it sold 2.45% of its stake in Pure Energy Corp. to Pure Energy founders Douglas and Scott Dunlop for $3.4 million. Knickerbocker chief executive Louis L. Knickerbocker resigned as chairman of Pure Energy but remains a director. Lake Forest-based L.L. Knickerbocker, which sells collectibles, jewelry and other products, retains about a 35% stake in Pure Energy, which markets alternative fuels.
BUSINESS
May 15, 1999
L.L. Knickerbocker Co. Inc.: The Lake Forest company, which sells collectibles, toys and jewelry, said the net loss for the first quarter narrowed to $1.6 million, or 6 cents a share, from a net loss of $2.6 million, or 14 cents a share, for the 1998 first quarter. Revenue declined 17% to $9.5 million from $11.5 million.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1998
L.L. Knickerbocker Co. Inc., the Lake Forest marketer of collectibles, jewelry and investments, reported net income of $239,000, or 1 cent a share, for the first quarter, contrasted with a net loss of $3.8 million, or 23 cents a share, for the corresponding period a year ago. Revenue declined 14% to $11.5 million from $13.4 million. The company said a delay in the development of certain products contributed to lower sales.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2000
L.L. Knickerbocker Co. Inc., Lake Forest marketer of collectibles, jewelry, toys and gifts, said its first-quarter net loss narrowed to $1.4 million, or 3 cents a share, from $2.3 million, or 9 cents a share, for the prior-year period. Sales dropped 24% to $7.2 million. The company attributed the decline primarily to the sale of one of its mail-order collectible doll brands and a decrease in catalog doll sales. Knickerbocker is in the midst of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1999
L.L. Knickerbocker Co. Inc., the Lake Forest-based seller of collectible items and other merchandise, reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $21.8 million, or $1.06 a share, which included one-time charges of $13.5 million related to restructuring and consolidation of operations. For the comparable period a year earlier, the company earned $609,000, or 4 cents a share. Revenue declined 15% to $19.7 million from $23.1 million. For the year, Knickerbocker lost $28.7 million, or $1.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2001
Collectibles company L.L. Knickerbocker Co. Inc. in Lake Forest reported a net loss $1.2 million, or 2 cents a share, for the first quarter, compared with a loss of $1.4 million, or 3 cents a share, a year earlier. Sales declined 25% to $5.4 million . . . Nexell Therapeutics Inc., an Irvine biotechnology company, posted a loss $6.1 million, or 39 cents a share, for the first quarter, compared with a net loss of $7.7 million, or 51 cents a share, for the first quarter of 2000.
BUSINESS
April 18, 2001
L.L. Knickerbocker Co. Inc., a Lake Forest marketer of collectibles, jewelry, toys and gifts, reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $3.6 million, or 8 cents a share, compared with a year-earlier net loss of $6.7 million, or 15 cents a share. The most recent fourth-quarter loss included $2 million for writing down goodwill and property, as well as $282,000 in professional fees related to the company's bankruptcy. Sales declined 19% to $8.1 million. For the year, the company posted a loss of $3.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2000
L.L. Knickerbocker Co. Inc., Lake Forest marketer of collectibles, jewelry, toys and gifts, said its first-quarter net loss narrowed to $1.4 million, or 3 cents a share, from $2.3 million, or 9 cents a share, for the prior-year period. Sales dropped 24% to $7.2 million. The company attributed the decline primarily to the sale of one of its mail-order collectible doll brands and a decrease in catalog doll sales. Knickerbocker is in the midst of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1999 | Leslie Earnest
Almost four months after three Taiwanese creditors forced L.L. Knickerbocker Co. Inc. into bankruptcy, the celebrity doll marketer said Monday it has converted the proceeding into a voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization. The Lake Forest company said in a press release that it will file a reorganization plan that, if approved by creditors and the court, would allow Knickerbocker to emerge from bankruptcy "revitalized."
BUSINESS
November 16, 1999
The Lake Forest seller of collectible gifts, toy-related merchandise and jewelry said it lost $1.2 million, or 3 cents a share, in the third quarter, compared with a net loss of $1.7 million, or 9 cents a share, for the like period last year. Revenue fell 41% to $9.3 million. The company attributed the sales decline primarily to short-term liquidity problems and production delays resulting from an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it in August by three Asian creditors.
BUSINESS
August 26, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a double blow to beleaguered L.L. Knickerbocker Co., creditors are trying to force the celebrity doll marketer into bankruptcy, and Nasdaq has delisted the company's stock. Three Taiwan manufacturers filed a petition to force the company into liquidation proceedings under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code. The creditors--An Arch Associates Inc., Green Spring Co. and Prime Doll Development--said the Lake Forest company owes them nearly $1.3 million.
BUSINESS
August 26, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a double blow to beleaguered L.L. Knickerbocker Co., creditors are trying to force the celebrity-doll marketer into bankruptcy, and Nasdaq has delisted its stock. Three Taiwan manufacturers filed a petition to force the company into liquidation proceedings under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. The creditors said the Lake Forest company owes them nearly $1.3 million.
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