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WCA Waste Corporation
WCA Waste Corporation Announces 2006 Financial Results
HOUSTON, March 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- WCA Waste Corporation (Nasdaq:WCAA) announced today financial results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2006, revenue increased 31.0% to $149.5 million over the $114.1 million for the same period last year. Operating income increased 37.0% to $23.4 million over the $17.1 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2005. Net income available to common stockholders for the twelve months ended December 31, 2006 was $1.4 million, or $0.09 per share, compared to $3.5 million, or $0.22 per share, for the same period in 2005. Excluding the write-off of deferred financing costs and debt discount, and gains (losses) on interest rate swap agreements, net income available to common stockholders would be $3.1 million, or $0.19 per share, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2006.
Tempest Tours, Inc.
Storm Chasing Tour Company Satisfies Thirst for Learning
ARLINGTON, Texas, March 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Powerful weather systems, like the one that produced deadly tornadoes last week across the central and southern U.S., increase public interest in severe weather. That leads to more bookings for one Texas-based tour company that specializes in weather experiences. "We see a rise in registrations after a tornado outbreak," said Tempest Tours president and veteran storm chaser Martin Lisius. "People just want to see a tornado for themselves and to learn more about what causes them," he said.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta Air Lines Reports Record February Mainline Load Factor
ATLANTA, March 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Air Lines today reported record mainline load factor results for February 2007. Delta achieved its highest ever February load factor for its mainline system, 74.4 percent with a previous high of 74.2 percent in 2006, including mainline domestic, 76.7 percent with a previous high of 76.0 percent in 2006. International load factor was 70.3 percent, up 0.4 points compared to February 2006. Delta's system load factor for February was 74.1 percent, down 0.2 points from the same period in the prior year.
Claymont Steel Holdings, Inc.
Claymont Steel Holdings Announces 4Q and Full Year Results for 2006
CLAYMONT, Del., March 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Claymont Steel Holdings (Nasdaq:PLTE) today announced results for 2006. Record shipments of 407,182 tons including 12,158 of toll processed tons generated record net sales of $333.4 million, a 20% increase over 2005. Direct shipment selling values, excluding toll processing tons shipped in 2006, topped $836/ton compared to $827/ton in 2005. Gross profit was $100.2 million and net income for the year was $32.0 million.
Argenta Systems, Inc. Changes Name to 'Shiming U.S., Inc.'
SHENZHEN, China, March 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Argenta Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:AGTA), a consumer electronics maker based in China, announced today that the company has changed its name to "Shiming U.S., Inc." effective March 5, 2007, in order to make its corporate name consistent with its brand name. The name change was approved by majority consent of the company's shareholders, and by its board of directors. The company's stock shall trade under the ticker symbol (OTCBB:SGUS) on the OTC Bulletin Board, effective 9:30 a.m. EST on March 5, 2007.