By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Waters today reported fourth-quarter 2011 results that beat analyst estimates on the top and bottom line.

For the period ended Dec. 31, the firm posted net sales of $521.4 million, up 8 percent from $483.6 million a year ago and surpassing Wall Street expectations of $516.9 million.

Organically, sales were up 8 percent for the quarter, President and CEO Douglas Berthiaum said during a conference call following the release of Waters' results.

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