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Blyth, Inc. Updates Fiscal Year 2009 Outlook
GREENWICH, Conn., June 5, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH), a leading designer and marketer of home fragrance and home decor products, today commented on its updated outlook for fiscal year 2009. Normalized Earnings Per Share are still expected to be in the range of $1.45 to $1.50 for fiscal year 2009.
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Photo Release -- TV ASAHI and Artificial Life Introduce Mobile Participation TV Show in Japan
HONG KONG and TOKYO, June 5, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- TV ASAHI, Japan's major terrestrial TV station and Hong Kong based Artificial Life, Inc. (OTCBB:ALIF) (www.artificial-life.com), a leading full service provider of award winning mobile technology and applications, today announced the launch of a one hour interactive mobile participation TV show with the Japanese title: "Hoshi-ichi owarairyoku test" scheduled to air late night of June 14th, 2008. The Japanese celebrity, Kendo Kobayashi, will host the pilot show and guide television viewers through the innovative one hour game show format.
Blyth, Inc. Reports 1st Quarter Sales and Earnings
GREENWICH, Conn., June 5, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH), a leading multi-channel designer and marketer of home fragrance products, home decor products and household convenience items, today reported that Net Sales for the first quarter ended April 30, 2008 declined approximately 8% to $249.8 million compared to $270.4 million for the prior year period. Excluding the sales of the Blyth HomeScents International (BHI) North American mass channel candle business, divested in the first quarter of last year, first quarter Net Sales declined 1%. International sales represented 41% of total sales in the first quarter this year and 32% last year, reflecting strong growth overall in PartyLite's international markets, lower sales within PartyLite U.S. and the BHI divestiture. Foreign exchange had a 5 percentage point favorable impact on first quarter Net Sales.