EA Engineering, Science and Technology Inc., a Beltsville consulting company, reported that profit fell 47 percent in the year ended Aug. 31. Net income was $609,000 (25 cents a share), down from $1.16 million (47 cents) the year before. Revenue rose to $41.09 million from $33.29 million.
The company said its profit fell because it increased reserves for possible project overruns and because it hired additional professional and technical employees. In the quarter ended Aug. 31, profit fell to $60,000 (2 cents) from $416,000 (17 cents) in the same quarter last year. Revenue rose to $11.27 million from $9.83 million.
Micros Systems Inc. of Beltsville said in the quarter ended Sept. 30, profit rose 30 percent to $490,800 (7 cents a share) from $378,400 (6 cents) in the same quarter last year. Revenue for the quarter, the first of the company's fiscal year, rose to $9.12 million from $7.21 million a year earlier.
Micros makes point-of-sale computer terminals -- in other words, high-tech cash registers. It is a majority-owned subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Data Measurement Corp., a Gaithersburg maker of computerized quality assurance systems, said that it lost $114,539 in the third quarter.
The company made $226,292 profit in the same quarter last year. In the quarter ended Sept. 30, revenue rose to $5.17 million from $4.6 million a year earlier.