Bruker Posts 90-Percent Jump in Q1 Profit Despite Slight Revenue Slip

Bruker BioSciences this week posted a slight drop in first quarter revenues even though net income swelled by nearly 90 percent.

For the quarter ended March 31, revenues were $74.4 million, down less than 1 percent from the $74.9 million the company earned in the first quarter of 2005.

Bruker said that it spent $10.3 million on R&D in the first quarter, compared to $11 million in the comparable period last year.

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