* Digene, a Gaithersburg biotechnology company, had a $6.3 million loss (32 cents a share) in its first fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30 after recording a $14 million expense last month to settle a patent infringement lawsuit. That compared with a $700,000 profit (3 cents) in the same period last year. Excluding the settlement, Digene earned $2.3 million (11 cents) on revenue of $26.2 million. Revenue in the same period last year was $19.6 million. Digene's HPV DNA test is the only approved test for a virus related to cervical cancer. After the financial markets closed, company officials warned analysts of slower-than-expected growth.

* United Therapeutics, a Silver Spring biotech company, said it earned $6.3 million (27 cents a share) on revenue of $20 million during its third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with a loss of $1.3 million (6 cents) on $15 million in revenue during the year-ago period. For the first nine months of the year, United Therapeutics earned $8.6 million (37 cents) on revenue of $52 million, up from a loss of $6.7 million (32 cents) on revenue of $39.8 million during the same period last year. United Therapeutics sells Remodulin, a drug that treats abnormally high blood pressure in arteries between the heart and lungs. Shares closed yesterday at $33.89, up $2.56.

* Analex, an Alexandria government contractor, lost $4.8 million (41 cents a share) on $27.9 million in revenue during its third quarter, compared with a net income of $581,000 (3 cents) on $15.9 million in revenue during the comparable period a year ago. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, the company lost $5.4 million (61 cents) on $66.7 million in revenue, compared with a profit of $2 million (11 cents) on $46.6 million in revenue during the same period last year. The company took a non-cash charge of $6 million for the quarter and $9.8 million for the nine months. The charge was related to acquisition financing. Shares rose 12 cents to close at $3.39 yesterday.

* InteliData Technologies, a Reston company that provides electronic bill-payment services, lost $1.4 million (3 cents a share) on $3.6 million in revenue during its third quarter, compared with a loss of $567,000 (1 cent) on $4.7 million in revenue during the year-ago quarter. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, the company's loss widened to $30.7 million (60 cents) from a loss of $725,000 (1 cent) during the same period last year. Revenue for the nine months fell to $10.9 million, from $16.3 million last year. Shares fell one cent to close at 34 cents.

* Talk America of Reston reported a third-quarter profit of $9.1 million (32 cents per share) on revenue of $120.5 million, compared with a profit of $51.6 million ($1.74) on revenue of $100 million during the same period last year. During the first nine months of the year, Talk America generated $26 million (91 cents) in earnings on $344.7 million of revenue, compared with $71.4 million ($2.45) on revenue of $281.5 million the year before. Because of unfavorable regulatory decisions, the company cut back on marketing its local and long-distance service to several of its markets. The company, which sells bundled phone services, said it hopes to build its own network, allowing it to sell more bundled packages of high-speed or dial-up Internet service to its residential customers.

* TeleCommunication Systems, an Annapolis wireless data company, lost $3.2 million (10 cents a share) on $38 million in revenue during its third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with a profit of $506,000 (2 cents) on $28.2 million in revenue during the year-ago quarter. For the first nine months of the year, the company narrowed its loss to $5.8 million (18 cents) from a loss of $14.9 million (50 cents) during the same period last year. Revenue for the nine-month period rose to $111.2 million from $67.6 million last year. Shares closed down 13 cents at $2.82.

Compiled from reports by Washington Post staff writers.