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Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.

The media and housewares company reported increased sales and earnings for the quarter ended June 30. But it said the investigation of founder Martha Stewart for for possible insider trading is starting to hurt business and the company will miss third-quarter and 2002 profit estimates. Shares fell 95 cents to $9.05. The stock had lost 47 percent of its value since the investigation began in June.

2ndQtr Year Ago

Revenue $78.6-mil $67.8-mil

Net Income $6.74-mil $5.2-mil

Per Share 14 cents 11 cents

AOL Time Warner Inc.

The world's largest media company reported improved earnings for its second quarter on lower acquisition-related costs. Sales rose 14 percent as the company sold more magazine and pay-TV subscriptions. After the market closed, AOL Time Warner said regulators were looking into its accounting practices.

2ndQtr Year Ago

Revenue $10.6-bil $9.3-bil

Net Income $394-mil- $734-mil

Per Share 9 cents -17 cents

HCA Inc.

The nation's largest hospital chain said profits rose 25 percent as it raised rates and increased admissions. HCA owns 181 hospitals, including nine in the Tampa Bay area.

2ndQtr Year Ago

Revenue $4.9-bil $4.5-bil

Net Income $350-mil $281-mil

Per Share 66 cents 52 cents

Global Imaging

Systems Inc.

The Tampa office equipment consolidator said its earnings per share grew the quarter ended June 30, despite a 16 percent increase in the amount of common stock. Revenues from copier sales and service rose 3 percent and 9 percent respectively, while non-copier revenues fell 15 percent. Global paid down its debt by more than $8-million during the quarter. It forecast 2003 earnings of $1.50 to $1.57 per share, including the impact of some soon-to-be-named acquisitions.

1stQtr Year Ago

Revenue $153.7-mil $155.4-mil

Net Income $7.7-mil $5.8-mil

Per Share 36 cents 32 cents

Reptron Electronics Inc.

The Tampa electronics manufacturer and distributor said sales in the quarter ended June 30 dropped 5 percent from its first quarter as customers continue to hold off on big orders. President and chief operating officer Paul Plante said the company's distribution network shows few signs of recovering "in the foreseeable future." But he said demand for Reptron's manufacturing services was up 20 percent from the first quarter. Overall, he predicted a 5 percent to 10 percent increase in sales in the third quarter and reduced losses.

2ndQtr Year Ago

Revenue $78.8-mil $99.3-mil

Net Income -$5.6-mil -$11.9-mil

Per Share -87 cents -$1.85

McDonald's Corp.

The fast-food chain reported a 13 percent jump in earnings on strong European sales, reversing a trend that saw it post earnings declines in the previous six quarters.

2ndQtr Year Ago

Revenue $3.86-bil $3.71-bil

Net Income $497.5-mil $440.9-mil

Per Share 39 cents 34 cents