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Cepheid s Q2 Revenues Grow 90 Percent on Strong Reagent Sales; Loss Stays Flat

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (GenomeWeb News) - Cepheid yesterday reported a steep increase in revenues along with flat losses for the second quarter of 2005.


The company had $21.4 million in revenues, up 89 percent from last year's $11.3 million during the same quarter. Most of this increase resulted from sales of reagents and disposables, which increased almost fourfold.


Research and developments costs climbed to $4.5 million from 3.9 million during the year-ago period.


Cepheid reported a net loss of $3.6 million, or $.09 per share, similar to last year's $3.7 million, or $.09 per share, for the same quarter.


As of June 30, Cepheid had $18.4 million in cash and cash equivalents, and $34 million in marketable securities.

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