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Blyth, Inc. Reports Record 2nd Quarter Sales
GREENWICH, Conn., Aug. 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH), a leader in home decor and home fragrance products, today reported that Net Sales for the second quarter ended July 31, 2004 increased approximately 5% to $289.1 million compared with $275.3 million a year earlier. Operating Profit for the quarter declined to $19.0 million compared to $20.7 million for the prior year period. Net Earnings for the quarter were $9.4 million versus $11.2 million a year earlier. Diluted Net Earnings Per Share for the quarter were $0.21 per share compared to $0.24 for the same period last year.
Keystone Automotive Industries
Keystone Automotive Industries Elects New Chief Executive Officer
POMONA, Calif., Aug. 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:KEYS) today announced that Richard L. Keister was formally elected president and chief executive officer at the company's annual board meeting held last week. He succeeds the retiring Charles J. Hogarty who remains with the company as a consultant for the next two years, as previously announced.
Midas Entertainment, Inc.
Midas Entertainment, Inc. Begins Trading
DAVIE, Fla., Aug. 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Midas Entertainment, Inc. (Pink Sheets:MDAS) announced that it has begun publicly trading under the ticker symbol "MDAS". Midas Entertainment is an online poker software company and additional information on the company can be found at www.Midas-Gaming.com. The online poker industry has grown over 700% in the past year according to statistics provided by PokerPulse.com, with billions of dollars to be wagered at online poker websites this year.
Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. to Use MedVantx to Promote Generics to Physicians
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- MedVantx(r), Inc., the leading provider of generic first-line therapy programs to payor organizations and physicians, announced today that New Jersey's largest health insurer, Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. (Horizon), serving more than 2.9 million members, has joined the AdvantagePOINT(sm) Network. Horizon will be the first insurer in the Eastern U.S. network and begin piloting the program in select provider offices this summer.
Prudential PLC Announces Scrip Dividend
LONDON, U.K., Aug. 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Prudential PLC (NYSE:PUK) announces that the reference price for the fully paid extra shares to be issued to shareholders who elect to receive the scrip dividend alternative for the 2004 interim dividend is 428.55 pence per share.
Toll Brothers, Inc.
Toll Brothers' Record 3rd Qtr 2004 Net Income Up 56% to $106.0 Million
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., Aug. 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Toll Brothers, Inc., (NYSE:TOL) (www.tollbrothers.com), the nation's leading builder of luxury homes, today reported that its third quarter ended July 31, 2004 was the best quarter in its history for net income, earnings per share, revenues, contracts and backlog. In addition, unconsolidated joint ventures in which the Company had an interest signed contracts of $79.1 million in the third quarter of FY 2004.
Sveaskog Interim Report January -- June 2004
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sveaskog conducts forestry and timber sales based on its holdings of approximately 3.5 million ha of productive forest land. The forestry operations also include property management as well as commercial activities relating to hunting, fishing and recreation. The forestry operations are conducted under the Sveaskog name. The Group also includes industrial operations in the form of cartonboard manufacture, AssiDoman Cartonboard. In addition, Sveaskog has a 50% stake in the wood products industry company Setra Group AB.
Trintech Group Plc
Trintech Reports Fiscal Year 2005 Second Quarter Financial Results
DUBLIN, Ireland and DALLAS, Aug. 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Trintech Group Plc (Nasdaq:TTPA) (Prime Standard:TTP), a leading provider of transaction management and payment infrastructure solutions, today announced second quarter revenues of $13.2 million and profits of $351,000, equivalent to a basic and diluted net income per equivalent American Depositary Share (ADS) of $0.02.