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Sigma Aldrich Posts Flat Q2 Revenue As Profit Rises 12 Percent

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Sigma Aldrich yesterday reported flat second-quarter revenue growth as net income grew 12 percent.
 
Total revenues for the three months ended June 30 increased to $449 million from $444 million year over year.
 
Net income grew 12 percent to $70.3 million from $62.5 million year over year, the company said
 
Research and development expenses increased 2 percent to $13.4 million from $13.1 in the prior-year period.
 
Sigma Aldrich had $165.9 in cash and cash equivalents as of June 30.

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