Affymetrix's Q1 Revenues Drop 8 Percent | GenomeWeb

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Affymetrix reported after the close of the market on Wednesday that its first-quarter revenues slid 8 percent, but the company recorded a modest profit.

For the three months ended March 31, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based microarray company recorded revenues of $73.7 million, down from $80.2 million a year ago and missing analyst estimates of $75.8 million.

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