PHARMERICA INC.: The Tampa pharmacy services provider reported net income of $11.3-million, or 13 cents a diluted share, for the first quarter, up 59 percent from $7.1-million, or 8 cents, a year ago. Revenues were $274.7-million, up from $242.8-million a year ago. PharMerica was formed at the end of 1997 through the merger of Capstone Pharmacy Services Inc. and Pharmacy Corporation of America. All of the figures from a year ago were pro forma numbers that reflect earnings and revenues as if the merger had been complete Jan. 1, 1997.
PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS INC.: The Lakeland chain reported first-quarter net income of $119-million, compared with $103.2-million a year earlier. Revenues were $3.09-billion, up 6.1 percent from $2.91-billion.
C.H. HEIST CORP.: The Clearwater provider of commercial and information technology staffing services and industrial maintenance services reported a first-quarter net loss of $493,000, compared with a net loss of $843,000 a year ago. Revenues were $28.2-million, up 12.8 percent from $25-million a year earlier.
EQUITABLE COS.: The New York life insurer reported first-quarter net income of $266.6-million, or $1.15 a diluted share, compared with $136-million, or 62 cents, a year earlier. Revenues were $2.9-billion, up from $2.2-billion a year earlier.