May 27, 2022

Jorge Mercado

Jorge Mercado is a staff writer with the Business Times. His beats include technology, agriculture, cannabis, energy and the environment, and higher education.


| Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Interlink reports profitable 2020

Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County

Interlink electronics, a sensor tech manufacturer with major operations in Camarillo, reported rising net income on March 16 for the fourth quarter and full year of 2020. Net income for the fourth quarter was at $53,000, or 1 cent per share, a better mark than the same quarter of 2019, when Interlink reported a loss Read More →

| Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Sientra reports bigger losses but rebound in sales in fourth quarter

Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

Goleta-based breast implant maker Sientra reported a small decline in net sales over the final three months of 2020 and a net loss bigger than the previous year’s fourth quarter, in an earnings report released March 11. Sientra had a net loss of $21.2 million in the fourth quarter, or 42 cents per share, more Read More →

| Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Mission Produce earnings up despite dip in avocado prices

Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County

Revenue was down for the second consecutive quarter at Oxnard-based Mission Produce, but net income was on the rise in the first quarter of 2021, according to the company’s March 10 earnings statement. Mission Produce, which is one of the biggest avocado distributors in the world, generate revenue in the first quarter worth $173.2 million, Read More →

| Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Google’s privacy move puts squeeze on The Trade Desk

Banking & Finance, Latest news, middle, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County

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| Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

AeroVironment’s revenue, earnings rise in new quarterly report

Earnings, East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

AeroVironment, a drone company based in Simi Valley, saw a steep rise in revenue and a slight increase in net income when the company released its quarterly results on March 9. AeroVironment generated revenue of $78.8 million in the third quarter of its 2020-21 fiscal year, a 27% increase from the same quarter one year Read More →

| Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Transphorm reports net loss, revenue dip

Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

Goleta based Transphorm suffered a net loss in the fourth quarter of 2020 but more than quadrupled its assets over the past year as it continued to make its name in the semiconductor industry. Transphorm, a supplier of gallium nitride power conversion products, generated revenue of $2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, the Read More →

| Friday, March 5th, 2021

SLO County leaders eyeing Diablo Canyon site for green energy

Central Coast, Energy, Latest news, right, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy

With the decommissioning of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant approaching, a new partnership has been announced to try turn the site into a hub for clean energy on the Central Coast.  REACH—the Regional Economic Action Coalition, an economic planning nonprofit for San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County—is working elected officials, county government and Read More →