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November 17, 1999
The Santa Ana company, which authenticates collectibles such as coins and memorabilia and auctions them off over the Internet, said it lost $55,000 in the fiscal first quarter, compared with net income of $213,000, or 1 cent a share, a year ago. Revenue for the three months ended Oct. 2 more than doubled to $9 million from $4 million. The company completed its initial public stock offering earlier this month.
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October 21, 1999
The Cypress supplier of remote controls and other products for home video and audio equipment said net income for the third quarter totaled $2.3 million, or 33 cents a share, 44% higher than the $1.6 million, or 24 cents a share, for the 1998 third quarter. Sales grew 19% to $28.1 million. The company said last year's results exclude sales of $284,000 related to the company's discontinued North American retail business.
April 25, 2001
The Cypress wireless technology developer said net income for the first quarter rose to $2.5 million, or 17 cents a share, from last year's first-quarter profit of $1 million, or 7 cents a share. Sales grew 37% to a first-quarter record of $31 million.
October 27, 2000
The Newport Beach company, which provides services to collectors and dealers of coins, sports cards, sports memorabilia, rare currency and rare records, reported net income of $268,000, or 1 cent a share, for the first fiscal quarter, contrasted with a net loss of $55,000 for the comparable period last year. Revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30 rose 40% to $12.6 million.
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