March 4, 2010 / 10:02 PM / 9 years ago

UPDATE 1-HealthTronics Q4 misses Street, sees FY 2010 above view

* Sees FY10 EPS $0.25-$0.30 vs est EPS $0.19

* Sees FY10 rev between $203-$208 mln vs est $208.2 mln

* Shares up 3 pct in after-mkt trade

March 4 (Reuters) - HealthTronics Inc HTRN.O, which provides urology-related services, posted a lower-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit, but forecast 2010 outlook above Street view, sending its shares up 3 percent in after-market trade.

For the fourth quarter, the company reported a net loss of $2.3 million, or 5 cents a share, compared with a loss of $131.2 million, or $3.64 a share, in the year-ago quarter.

The year-ago quarter included impairment charges of $144.0 million.

Excluding items, the company earned 2 cents a share, missing analysts’ estimate of 4 cents a share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Revenue in the quarter rose 13 percent to $50.3 million.

For full-year 2010, the company expects to earn between 25 cents and 30 cents a share, on revenue of between $203 million and $208 million.

Analysts on average expected earnings of 19 cents per share, on revenue of $208.2 million.

Shares of the company rose 3 percent to $3.15 in after market trade. They closed at $3.06 Thursday on Nasdaq.

Reporting by Shailesh Kuber in Bangalore; Editing by Jarshad Kakkrakandy

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