The healthcare products conglomerate acquired orthodontics devices maker Ortho Technology, medical distributor Modern Laboratory Services, and dental dealer Accord. The trio of companies represent annual sales of nearly $61 million.
The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based radiosurgery device maker reported losses of $14.9 million, or 21¢ per share, on sales of $101.8 million during the 3 months ended March 31.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The 2012 list of the world’s most ethical companies included a handful of medical device makers and group purchasing organizations, according to the research-based Ethisphere Institute.
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) said it will re-state its financial results for the first 3 quarters of 2011, “due to certain technical errors in the balance sheets and cash flow statements for these interim periods.”
The Irvine, Calif.-based heart valve maker said the errors involve the mis-statement of short-term investments as cash & equivalents, plus the way it treated tax benefits from stock plans.
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) met Wall Street’s forecast for its full-year and 4th-quarter earnings, giving its shares a 2% bump yesterday and sending them another 3% higher today.
The Irvine, Calif.-based patient monitoring systems maker reported profits of $$13.8 million, or 23 cents per share, on sales of $112.3 million for the 3 months ended Dec. 31, 2011, for a top-line increase of 6.4% but a bottom-line decline of 14.2%, compared with Q4 2010.
About 460 companies were bought for $46.4 billion last year, down 13% from 2010, but the deals were valued 30% higher, compared with the $35.6 billion spent in 2010, according to a Dow Jones VentureSource report.
The median price vaulted 77% to $71 million in 2011. Funding rounds were down 12%, to an average of $17 million raised before exit, reflecting lower start-up costs.