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AS&E profit down after a challenging year

Billerica-based AS&E makes X-ray inspection and other products for applications including homeland security.

Reuters/File 2013

Billerica-based AS&E makes X-ray inspection and other products for applications including homeland security.

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American Science & Engineering’s earnings and revenue missed estimates, and the security company’s CEO, Chuck Dougherty, said fiscal 2013 was challenging, Dow Jones said. Bookings were flat and revenue down, with earnings affected by a previously announced force reduction and resolution of a contract issue in the Middle East. Quarterly net income was $760,000, versus $1.34 million a year earlier. For the year, profit was $17.45 million, down from $21.42 million.

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