On Feb. 28, StarTek (NYSE:SRT) released Q4 and full fiscal 2005 earnings for the period ended Dec. 31, 2005.

  • Quarterly EPS comparability was a bit skewed by the sale of business units. Reported diluted earnings per share was even at $0.30; diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (net of discontinued/sold businesses) rose $0.01 to $0.30 from $0.29.
  • Margins still took a hit in the fourth quarter, but management says that general and administrative expenses were cut from 14.5% of revenue in the first quarter to 12.1% by the fourth quarter. That's at least something. (Find out why.)
  • StarTek is also taking steps to clean up its balance sheet. For example, debt fell by 30%.

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