February 4, 2010 / 9:25 PM / 10 years ago

UPDATE 1-ResMed second-quarter earnings up 36 pct

* Quarterly net profit of 60 cents per share

* Revenue rises 23 percent

LOS ANGELES, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Respiratory equipment maker ResMed Inc (RMD.N) on Thursday reported a 36 percent jump in second-quarter earnings as revenue increased and it gained market share.

The company, which makes masks and devices to assist sleep disorder breathing problems in people who suffer from sleep apnea, said net income rose to $46 million, or 60 cents per share for its fiscal second quarter, from $33.9 million, or 44 cents share, a year earlier.

Analysts on average expected the San Diego-based company to earn 55 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Revenue rose 23 percent to $275.1 million. Wall Street was estimating $259 million (Reporting by Deena Beasley; editing by Carol Bishopric)

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