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Biolase reports 4Q loss

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) _ Biolase Inc. (BIOL) on Wednesday reported a loss of $4.4 million in its fourth quarter.

The Irvine, California-based company said it had a loss of 7 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for stock option expense and non-recurring costs, were 5 cents per share.

The maker of dental laser systems posted revenue of $13.8 million in the period.

For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $15.4 million, or 29 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $51.8 million.

In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, the company's shares hit $1.37. A year ago, they were trading at 94 cents.

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