We are pleased with our top-line performance in the third quarter, with all three operating divisions delivering double digit growth year-over-year. Moreover, we continue to improve gross profit margins and leverage our operating expenses, resulting in year-over-year improvements to our operating income margin.
BILLERICA, Mass. (PRWEB) October 29, 2007
For the third quarter of 2007, revenue increased by 25% to $131.6 million, compared to revenue of $104.9 million in the third quarter of 2006. Excluding the effects of foreign currency translation, third quarter 2007 revenue increased by 20% year-over-year. Net income in the third quarter of 2007 was $8.7 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to net income of $3.0 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2006. Included in third quarter of 2007 net income was a one-time tax benefit of $2.4 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, related to the revaluation of the Company's deferred tax assets and liabilities as a result of a tax law change in Germany enacted in the third quarter of 2007 which will decrease the statutory German corporate income tax rate beginning in 2008.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2007, revenue increased by 21% to $363.8 million, compared to revenue of $300.2 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2006. Excluding the effects of foreign currency translation, revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 increased by 16% year-over-year. Net income during the nine months ended September 30, 2007 was $17.5 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to net income of $8.8 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, during the nine months ended September 30, 2006.
Commenting on the third quarter, Frank Laukien, President and CEO, said: "We are pleased with our top-line performance in the third quarter, with all three operating divisions delivering double digit growth year-over-year. Moreover, we continue to improve gross profit margins and leverage our operating expenses, resulting in year-over-year improvements to our operating income margin."
EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL
Bruker BioSciences will host an operator-assisted earnings conference call at 10 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday, October 29, 2007. To listen to the webcast, investors can go to http://www.bruker-biosciences.com and click on the live web broadcast symbol. The webcast will be available through the Company web site for 30 days. Investors can also listen and participate on the telephone in the US and Canada by calling 888-339-2688, or 617-847-3007 outside the US and Canada. Investors should refer to the Bruker BioSciences Quarterly Earnings Call. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available one hour after the conference call by dialing 888-286-8010 in the US and Canada, or 617-801-6888 outside the US and Canada, and then entering replay pass code 72671589.
ABOUT BRUKER BIOSCIENCES
Bruker BioSciences Corporation in Billerica, Massachusetts is the parent company of Bruker AXS Inc., Bruker Daltonics Inc. and Bruker Optics, Inc. Bruker AXS is a leading provider of life science, materials research and industrial X-ray analysis and spark-OES tools. Bruker Daltonics is a leading provider of innovative life science tools based on mass spectrometry, and also offers a broad line of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) detection products for homeland security. Bruker Optics is a leading provider of research, analytical and process analysis instruments and solutions based on infrared and Raman molecular spectroscopy technology. For more information, please visit http://www.bruker-biosciences.com.
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