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BUSINESS
December 29, 1995
L.L. Knickerbocker Co. has signed a $5-million agreement for Elite Resources Ltd. to distribute Knickerbocker's video series on modeling to established retailers or marketers. The company said Elite Resources will purchase a minimum of 180,000 sets of the video series over a 12-month period immediately following the initial purchase. The series, Secrets of Modeling A to Z, consists of five videotapes with a model's manual in a sealed master pack.
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BUSINESS
August 15, 1997
L.L. Knickerbocker Co., which markets collectibles, jewelry and accessories and consumer products, reported a loss of $561,000, or 3 cents a share, for the second quarter, contrasted with profit of $758,000, or 5 cents a share, a year earlier. The company said expenses increased primarily because of jewelry manufacturing operations purchased in 1996. Revenue more than doubled to $17.6 million from $7.4 million as the company's production increased.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1999
The Lake Forest-based seller of collectibles narrowed its losses in the second quarter on flat revenue. The company said it lost $1.1 million, or 4 cents a share, for the three months, compared with a net loss of $2.7 million, or 14 cents a share for the same quarter last year. Revenue was virtually unchanged at $13.4 million.
BUSINESS
June 29, 1999 | EDMUND SANDERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shares of L.L. Knickerbocker--whose stock once traded above $15--have sunk to new lows as some large debt-holders moved this month to dump shares and short-selling activity surged to a four-year high. The Lake Forest company's shares closed Monday at about 22 cents, up 2 cents. The stock has lost 65% since May, hitting a 52-week low of 19 cents Friday on the Nasdaq.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1998 | Dow Jones
Lake Forest-based L.L. Knickerbocker Co. said its Arkenol Asia joint venture and Central Resource Northern Development Corp. of China signed a letter of intent for Central Resource to invest at least $10 million for about a 5% interest in the venture. The transaction, scheduled to close Oct. 31, is subject to a definitive agreement and a feasibility study by China's Ministry of Agriculture, as well as approvals by the Chinese government and Arkenol Asia's board.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1995 | TOM PETRUNO
Has the "short squeeze" in L.L. Knickerbocker stock come and gone? On Thursday, the National Assn. of Securities Dealers issued its August report on short interest in Nasdaq stocks, and Knickerbocker's short-share total was 287,236 as of Aug. 15--a spectacular eightfold rise from mid-July's 31,440.
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