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Bio-Rad: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

HERCULES, Calif. (AP) _ Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. (BIO) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $553.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

On a per-share basis, the Hercules, California-based company said it had profit of $18.31. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $2.32 per share.

The maker of instruments used in biomedical research posted revenue of $624.4 million in the period.

For the year, the company reported profit of $1.76 billion, or $58.27 per share. Revenue was reported as $2.31 billion.

Bio-Rad shares have climbed nearly 3% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $379.85, a climb of 45% in the last 12 months.

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