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Digimarc reports 4Q loss

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) _ Digimarc Corp. (DMRC) on Wednesday reported a loss of $5.8 million in its fourth quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Beaverton, Oregon-based company said it had a loss of 57 cents.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 60 cents per share.

The online marketing company posted revenue of $5.2 million in the period, missing Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.3 million.

For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $21.7 million, or $2.36 per share. Revenue was reported as $21.8 million.

Digimarc shares have dropped 18 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $24.65, a fall of 16 percent in the last 12 months.

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This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on DMRC at https://www.zacks.com/ap/DMRC

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