* Computer Sciences, an El Segundo, Calif., information technology company with a large presence in the Washington area, earned $110.4 million (58 cents a share) on $3.7 billion in revenue in its first fiscal quarter ended July 2. In the same quarter last year, it posted a profit of $92.3 million (49 cents) on $3.6 billion in revenue. CSC acquired Dyncorp, a Reston contractor, in March 2003.
* LCC International, a McLean wireless voice and data company, posted a profit of $1.3 million (5 cents a share), compared with a loss of $4 million (19 cents) in the same quarter a year earlier. Revenue rose to $52.6 million from $18.2 million. For the six months ended June 30, LCC lost $240,000 (1 cent), compared with a loss of $6.1 million (29 cents) in the first half of 2003. Revenue increased to $97.7 million from $35.3 million. Shares closed at $3.63, down 12 cents.
* Essex, a Columbia company that designs optical components used for defense communications purposes, earned $480,000 (3 cents a share) on $20.6 million in revenue in its second quarter. Those results are up from a profit of $75,000 (1 cent) on $4.2 million in revenue in the year-ago quarter. For the six months ended June 27, the company earned $792,000 (5 cents) on $34.8 million in revenue. In the same period last year, Essex posted a profit of $54,000 (1 cent) on $7.2 million in revenue.
* Spherix, a Beltsville biotechnology company, earned $192,257 (2 cents a share) on $6.8 million in revenue in its second quarter. That compares with a loss of $453,075 (4 cents) on $4.8 million in revenue in the same quarter of 2003. For the six months ended June 30, the company lost $355,144 (3 cents) on $11.8 million in revenue. In the same period last year, it lost $1.1 million (10 cents) on $9.2 million in revenue. Shares of Spherix closed at $4.11, down 25 cents.
Compiled from reports by Washington Post staff writers.