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Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental Petroleum Announces Record 2005 Earnings
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) announced net income for the fourth quarter 2005 of $1.152 billion ($2.84 per share), compared with $742 million ($1.86 per share) for the fourth quarter 2004. Core earnings for the fourth quarter were $1.158 billion ($2.86 per share), compared with $680 million ($1.70 per share) for the same period in 2004.
FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END REPORT 2005
* Net turnover amounted to SEK 12,096 M (11,592).
* Profit before tax amounted to SEK 324 M (307).
* Net profit for the year amounted to SEK 190 M (202) and earnings per share to
SEK 8.20 (8.35).
* Dividend of SEK 8.00 (7.50).
* Distribution of 1 share in Catena for 2 shares in Bilia (pages 10 – 12).
* Operating profit amounted to SEK 92 M (76).
* Net profit for the year amounted to SEK 70 M (42) and earnings per share to
SEK 3.00 (1.80).
February is National Heart Month: Eating Your Way to a Healthy Heart
RIDGEWOOD, N.J., Feb. 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The latest nutritional research shows we really are what we eat. Julie Upton, a registered dietitian and communications expert who specializes in nutrition and fitness, explains the science behind a heart healthy diet as well as why it can also help you lose weight. If, for example, you eat fruit or vegetables every 2 to 3 hours, you'll maximize your disease-fighting ability and lose weight, too.
Sentinel Development Solutions Launches New Analytics Models Through Partnership With Intelligent Results
DALLAS and BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sentinel Development Solutions, provider of the award-winning collection management software eCollections, and Intelligent Results, a leader in predictive analytics, today announced the launch of a fully-integrated predictive modeling and analytics solution. By incorporating Intelligent Results software into eCollections, Sentinel has given debt buyers the unparalleled ability to evaluate whether to buy and how to manage a portfolio. Collections agencies are also now able to target accounts with the greatest likelihood of paying and focus efforts to achieve a faster return on investment.
SAS to Prolong and Extend Agreement with Telenor
OSLO, Norway, Feb. 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) has prolonged and extended its communications agreement with Telenor until 2010. The new agreement has a total value of approximately SEK 350 million, and involves supply of all fixed and mobile telephony to the SAS Group in Sweden, Denmark and Norway for the duration of the agreement period.
Toll Brothers, Inc.
Toll Brothers Reports Preliminary 1st Qtr FY 2006 Totals For Home Building Revenues, Backlog and Contracts
HORSHAM, Pa., Feb. 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE:TOL) (www.tollbrothers.com), the nation's leading builder of luxury homes, today reported that, for its first quarter ended January 31, 2006, home building revenues rose 35% to approximately $1.33 billion; first quarter-end backlog rose 22% to approximately $5.95 billion; and signed contracts of approximately $1.14 billion declined 21% compared to FY 2005's record first quarter results. The revenue and backlog totals were first quarter records, while contracts were the second highest first quarter total in the Company's history.