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Sientra: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ Sientra Inc. (SIEN) on Wednesday reported a loss of $26.5 million in its first quarter.

The Santa Barbara, California-based company said it had a loss of 91 cents per share.

The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 76 cents per share.

The breast implant maker posted revenue of $17.6 million in the period, exceeding Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $17 million.

Sientra expects full-year revenue in the range of $79 million to $83 million.

Sientra shares have dropped 35% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $8.27, a decline of 50% in the last 12 months.

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