Scope Inc., a Reston firm that specializes in the application of computer and signal processing technology in defense and industrial markets, reported for the year ending Dec. 31 a slight decrease in net income to $242,000 (20 cents per share), from $246,000 (20 cents) in 1983.
Revenue was $14.2 million in 1984, up 29.5 percent from $10.9 million last year.
For the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, net income went to $187,000 (20 cents per share), up from $2,000 (0 cents) for the same period last year. Revenue for the quarter was up slightly to $3.9 million, from $3.4 million for the same period last year.
Company spokesman Ed Driese said that in 1983 Scope showed an operating loss mainly because of new product development that affected net income in 1984, but the losses were offset by the sale of an investment portfolio.
* ERC International, a technical services and products firm in Vienna, said net earnings increased by 8 percent for the year ended Dec. 31 to $1.2 million (39 cents) for 1984, up from $1.1 million (36 cents) last year. Revenue in 1984 increased 12 percent to $32.2 million, up from $28.7 million in 1983.
For the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, ERC reported net profits of $122,216 (4 cents), down from $213,746 (7 cents) for the same period last year. Revenue for the fourth quarter of 1984 rose to $8.2 million from $6.7 million for the same period last year.
ERC said its financial results were affected by the start-up costs of a new computer-aided design and manufacturing subsidiary.