* Anteon International of Fairfax more than doubled its profit in the third quarter, largely as a result of a boost in government spending on information technology. The firm reported net income of $8.2 million (22 cents per share), up from $3.4 million (13 cents) in the year-earlier period. Revenue jumped about 17 percent, to $214.3 million from $183.7 million. The increase was largely related to a surge in orders from the Defense Department and the intelligence community, which make up 90 percent of the company's revenue. The nearly $400 billion defense budget recently signed by President Bush and the proposed Department of Homeland Security will continue boosting revenue, which should grow 13 to 15 percent in 2003, company officials said. Shares of Anteon fell $3.76, to $23.
* V-One, a Germantown company that makes security software, said it lost $1.1 million (5 cents per share) in the quarter ended Sept. 30. V-One lost $2.1 million (10 cents) in the year-earlier period. Quarterly revenue was $1.2 million, up from $1.1 million. Company executives said they were unable to raise additional capital because of poor market conditions and funding delays for national security programs. Shares of V-One closed at 20 cents, up 1 cent.
* VCampus, a Reston online training company, lost $1 million ($1.83 per share) in the three months ended Sept. 30, compared with a loss of $1.2 million (89 cents) in the same period of 2001. Third-quarter revenue held steady at $1.7 million. The company ended the quarter with $2.2 million in cash and cash equivalents. Shares of VCampus closed unchanged at $2.58.
* Micros Systems, a Columbia provider of information systems to hospitality companies, earned $2.7 million (15 cents per share) in the three months ended Sept. 30, compared with $879,000 (5 cents) in the year-earlier period. Revenue rose to $86.5 million from $83.5 million. Shares of Micros closed at $20.76, down 24 cents.
* George W. Haywood reported holding a 6.2 percent stake in District-based XM Satellite Radio Holdings, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Haywood beneficially owned 5,623,281 shares of the satellite radio broadcasting company's common stock as of Oct. 22, the Schedule 13G said. A Schedule 13G denotes a passive investment stake in a company. Filers are not required to provide a reason for any changes in holdings or to detail transactions.
Compiled from reports by Washington Post staff writers, washingtonpost.com and Dow Jones News Service