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Blyth, Inc. Reports Record 1st Quarter Sales
GREENWICH, Conn., June 4, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH), a leader in the candles, home fragrance and decorative accessories industry, reported today first quarter Net Sales of $277.9 million compared with $257.5 million a year earlier, an increase of 7.9%. Operating Profit for the first quarter was $30.9 million, an increase of 13.3% compared to $27.3 million in the prior year period. Earnings for the quarter, excluding the impact of a newly effective accounting standard, increased 10.4% to $17.3 million versus $15.7 million a year earlier. Reflecting the impact of the new accounting standard, discussed below, first quarter Net Earnings were $12.8 million. Diluted Net Earnings Per Share for the first quarter, excluding the impact of the newly effective accounting standard, were $0.37 per share compared to $0.33 per share for the same period last year, an increase of 12.0%. Reflecting the new accounting standard, first quarter Diluted Net Earnings Per Share were $0.28.
IBS Sells Pharma Software to Alloga AG in Switzerland
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 4, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- IBS has signed a major contract with Alloga AG for IBS Pharma, IBS' specialised software solution for pharmaceutical distribution. Alloga AG is a joint venture between Swiss Galenica and English Alliance UniChem. The company specializes in comprehensive logistics services for the pharmaceutical industry, especially pre-wholesale. Alloga will use IBS Pharma, together with IBS' standard ASW software, for distribution, financial management and business control, to handle all their business processes, e.g. quality assurance, sample drawing, warehousing, order handling, packing and shipping as well as invoicing and encashment.
Neoware Demonstrates the Latest in Thin Client Appliances and Software at Citrix iForum in Edinburgh
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., June 4, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Neoware Systems (Nasdaq:NWRE), the leading supplier of award-winning software, services, and solutions for the Appliance Computing market, today announced that it has partnered with Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) to sponsor the Citrix iForum Edinburgh 2002 Conference, being held Monday, June 10, 2002 through Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Neoware's products will be displayed at booth 54 at the conference.