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Beckman Coulter Posts 6-Percent Rise in Q3 Revenue as Profit Soars 31 Percent

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Beckman Coulter today said that third-quarter revenue increased 6.1 percent as profits jumped 31 percent.
Total receipts for the three months ended Sept. 30 increased to $631.2 million from $593.4 million year over year.
Beckman Coulter attributed the good numbers to increased revenues on consumables, particularly in Europe and, to a lesser extent, in the Far East.
R&D costs in the quarter increased 57 percent to $81 million year over year.
Net income for the quarter was up to $47.5 million, compared with $36.2 million during the same period last year.
Beckman Coulter said it had around $69.1 million in current cash and cash equivalents as of Sept. 30.
The company maintained it expects steady revenue growth of between 7 percent and 9 percent the fourth quarter of 2006, and for all of 2007.

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