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ALBARA ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 1992 RESULTS

 ALBARA ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 1992 RESULTS
 CONROE, Texas, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Albara Corp. (OTC: ALAB)


reported gross revenues for the first quarter of 1992 of $5,760,000 representing a 387 percent increase over first quarter 1991 revenues of $1,490,000. Net income for the quarter totaled $212,000 ($0.257 per share) as compared to $14,000 ($0.017 per share) in the first quarter of 1991. Real Provencher, president, stated that, "Increased market share, the introduction of new products and the acquisition of a new operating subsidiary resulted in significant improvements in first quarter results."
 Gross profit as a percentage of sales increased from 21.1 percent in the first quarter of 1991 to 23.2 percent in the first quarter of 1992. General and administrative expenses for the first quarter of 1992 increased $723,000, from $290,000 to $1,013,000, a 249 percent increase compared to the like period in 1991. General and administrative expenses as a percentage of sales decreased 1.9 percent in the first quarter of 1992, from 19.5 percent to 17.6 percent compared to the like period in 1991.
 Albara, through its operating subsidiaries, develops, publishes and markets computer hardware, software and peripherals for the Apple Macintosh microcomputer. Marketing of its products is done via direct response marketing, authorized dealers and value added resellers. Albara has two operating subsidiaries, Micro Business Solutions Inc. ("MBSI") and NorthCon Technologies Inc. ("NCTI").
 MBSI operates under the trade name "Hardware That Fits" and sells computer hardware and peripherals for the Macintosh microcomputer via the direct response market. In addition, MBSI markets its own line of hardware products that includes laser printers, a color printer, a color scanner and both gray scale and color monitors under the "RealTech" tradename. NCTI currently markets two software products to computer dealers and mailorder companies: Double Helix and Multi-User Helix both of which are databases which utilize client-server architecture.
 The common stock of Albara is traded in the over-the-counter market and is listed in the Bulletin Board maintained by the National Quotation Bureau.
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 /CONTACT: Real Provencher of Albara, 409-539-2992/
 (ALAB) CO: Albara Corp. ST: Texas IN: SU:


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