* 4th quarter EPS $4.25 vs Street view $4.04
* Revenue rose 23 percent to $609 million
Jan 22 Intuitive Surgical Inc reported
higher-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday on
increased sales of its da Vinci surgical robots and a rise in
procedures using the pricy machines.
The company reported a net profit of $175 million, or $4.25
per share, compared with a profit of $151 million, or $3.75 per
share, a year ago. Analysts on average expected $4.04 per share,
according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Revenue rose 23 percent to $609 million, exceeding Wall
Street forecasts of $584.4 million, driven by the sale of 175 da
Vinci systems in the quarter at a price of about $1.5 million
each and procedure growth of 25 percent.