February 18, 2006 |
Beckman Coulter Inc., a Fullerton-based maker of medical-laboratory equipment and diagnostic tests, said fourth-quarter profit plunged 70% because of rising costs and a change in its accounting for leasing revenue. Net income fell to $17.8 million, or 28 cents a share, from $59.8 million, or 91 cents, a year earlier. Sales fell 5% to $655.5 million.
July 26, 2000
Beckman Coulter Inc. said Tuesday that it has signed an agreement to provide the nation's largest health care alliance with hematology instrument systems and supplies under a contract valued at $35 million a year. The Fullerton medical instruments maker announced that it will supply the products to Premier Inc., which consists of 957 health care facilities nationwide and is affiliated with 900 others.
July 19, 2001
Medical device maker Beckman Coulter Inc. said it has acquired an Austrian company that will help Beckman customers automate processes in drug discovery, protein studies and genomics. The Fullerton company did not disclose the purchase price for Anthos Labtec Instruments G.m.b.H. in Salzburg. Beckman stock lost 4 cents to close at $44.66 a share on the New York Stock Exchange.
October 3, 2006 |
Beckman Coulter Inc. said it would buy Lumigen Inc., a maker of chemicals used in diagnostics and scientific research, for $185 million in cash. The transaction is expected to have no effect on Beckman Coulter's financial results this year and to add at least 2 cents a share to earnings next year, the Fullerton company said. The laboratory equipment maker accounted for 40% of Southfield, Mich.-based Lumigen's $33 million in revenue last year, the companies said.
May 1, 2001
Beckman Coulter Inc., Fullerton provider of medical instruments, reported first-quarter net income of $20.3 million, or 32 cents a share, which included a charge of $3.1 million for an accounting change. A year earlier, the company earned $21 million, or 35 cents a share. Sales declined to $432.7 million, from $434.4 million, as a strong dollar trimmed sales growth overseas, the company said.
October 20, 1998
Beckman Coulter Inc., the Fullerton provider of instrument systems and products for medical laboratories, said net income for the third quarter totaled $13.9 million, or 47 cents a share, which included charges and expenses associated with the acquisition of Coulter Corp. in October 1997. That was 28% lower than the $19.4 million, or 68 cents a share, posted for the 1997 third quarter. Sales were up 48% to $400.8 million from $271.6 million.