NW CORPORATE RESULTS | Dollar figures in thousands, except per share; parentheses denote losses. Data I/O Programming systems for electronic...

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Dollar figures in thousands, except per share; parentheses denote losses.

Data I/O
Programming systems for electronic products
Dec. 31 %
4th QTR 2007 2006 CHG
Profit $1,090 $909 +19.9
Per share 0.12 0.10 +20.0
Sales 7,664 8,380 -8.5
ANNUAL 2007 2006 CHG
Profit $832 $46 +1,709
Per share 0.09 0.01 +800
Sales 26,752 28,793 -7.1
COMMENT: Despite lower revenue last year, the Redmond technology company improved its bottom line due to cost-cutting and other restructuring efforts in the first half of 2007. Full-year results include $316,000 in stock-option expenses. Data I/O had $5 million in cash at year-end, versus $2.5 million at the end of 2006.

Fisher Communications

Owns TV and radio stations
Dec. 31 %
4th QTR 2007 2006 CHG
Profit $31,396 $16,940 +85.3
Per share 3.60 1.94 +85.6
Sales 44,084 44,716 -1.4
ANNUAL 2007 2006 CHG
Profit $31,874 $16,836 +89.3
Per share 3.65 1.93 +89.1
Sales 160,424 154,699 +3.7
COMMENT: The Seattle company said its 2007 television revenue rose 3 percent from the previous year, as national advertising for English and Spanish-language stations offset cyclical reductions in political ads after the 2006 elections. Its fourth-quarter profit included a $26.2 million gain from the sale of about 700,000 shares of Safeco stock. Excluding that gain, the quarterly profit from continuing operations was $5.1 million, down from $7 million a year earlier. The company attributed the decrease to higher payroll-related and commission expenses.

HouseValues

Provides marketing tools for real-estate professionals
Dec. 31 %
4th QTR 2007 2006 CHG
Profit ($9,836) ($5,339) -84.2
Per share (0.40) (0.22) -81.8
Sales 12,189 19,148 -36.3
ANNUAL 2007 2006 CHG
Profit ($12,375) ($3,138) -294
Per share (0.50) (0.12) -317
Sales 59,808 85,824 -30.3
COMMENT: The Kirkland company’s quarterly-revenue decline reflects fewer customers and lower average monthly revenue per real-estate services user. Annual numbers reflect the company’s decision to close the mortgage-lead portion of its business.