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TranS1 revenue increase not enough to save bottom line

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Orthopaedics firm TranS1 saw its bottom line fall in the fourth quarter of 2008, despite witnessing strong revenues growth during the period. The Wilmington, North Carolina-based company recorded sales of around $7.4m, up 48% over Q4 2007. However, this was not enough to prevent its net loss from slipping to $4.5m, down from $2.2m for the same period last year. This was attributed to higher operating expenses – which went up 52% to $11.1m – resulting from increased sales and marketing efforts. The firm’s Q4 performance mirrored its full-year results, as revenue went up 54% to $25.3m, while net loss widened to $17.0m from $8.6m.

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