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BUFFALO STOCK SPOTLIGHT

CPAC Inc.
Leicester-based maker of imaging chemicals and cleaning and personal care products said its first-quarter profits fell by 8 percent. Firm also said it has bought the Ohio-based commercial cleaning chemicals business of IVAX Industries Inc. in a deal worth about $17 million.
Common stock data
Latest close .... $11.63
52-week range .... $8.95 - $15.25
Dividend .... 0
P/E ratio .... 11.1
Beta .... 0.41
Average daily volume .... 14,106
Financial data
Annual profit .... $7.5 million
Annual sales .... $93 million
Earnings per share
latest 12 months .... $1.02
Estimated EPS for 1998 .... $1.15
Key financial ratios
Profit margin .... 13.7%
Return on equity .... 16.1%
Debt to equity .... 13.9%
What a key exec says
"Merging the two companies will establish CPAC as a significant player in this fastest growing segment of the cleaning industry."
-- Thomas N. Hendrickson, CEO
SOURCES: Bloomberg News; Zack's Investment Research.

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