Sturm Ruger reports earnings rise



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Sturm Ruger & Company has reported that third-quarter net sales were $41.6 million and net income was $1 million, or 4 cents a share, up from the same period last year. In 2005, net sales for the third quarter were $35.1 million with a net loss of $1 million, or 4 cents a share. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2006, net sales were $124.3 million and net income was $3.8 million, or $14 cents per share. For the corresponding period in 2005, net sales were $113.7 million and net income was $2.7 million, or 10 cents per share. The company also recently announced that its board of directors has voted to increase the number of directors to nine and elected CEO Michael O. Fifer as a director of the company. - JEFF FEINGOLD/NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW Edit ModuleShow Tags