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Comptek Research Inc.
West Seneca-based defense electronics firm said its sales surged by 43 percent because of growth in its core business and its acquisition of Advanced Systems Development Inc. The firm's second-quarter earnings rose to $498,000, or 10 cents per share as the company's profits from its core defense business improved by 9 percent and it shed its money-losing Aria Wireless Systems Inc. joint venture.

Common stock data
Latest close .... $6
52-week range .... $4.88 - $16
Dividend .... 0
P/E ratio .... neg.
Beta .... 0.35
Average daily volume .... 15,280
Financial data
Annual profit .... --$9 million
Annual sales .... $55 million
Earnings per share
latest 12 months .... --$1.77
Estimated EPS for 1997 .... $0.40
Key financial ratios
Profit margin .... --15%
Return on equity .... --88%
Debt to equity .... 81%
What a key exec says
"I think we've turned this thing around. We're on track."
-- John J. Sciuto, president
SOURCES: Bloomberg Business News; Zack's Investment Research.

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