NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer reported after the close of the market Thursday that its second-quarter revenues increased 4 percent year over year, beating Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom line.

The Waltham, Mass.-based firm brought in total revenues of $543.3 million for the three months ended June 30, compared to $521.8 million for the second quarter of 2012. Analysts, on average, had expected revenues of $533 million.

Its organic revenue growth for the quarter was 3 percent.

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