Fischer Q3 reflects Hologic sale results

By staff writers

November 15, 2005 -- Fischer Imaging's bottom line in the third quarter (end-September 30) profited by the sale of mammography assets to Hologic.

The Denver-based company reported revenue of $13.4 million, compared with revenue of $17.8 million in the third quarter of 2004. The company said that it saw sales and prices decline in the quarter as a result of announcing the sale to Hologic.

On the positive side, the company recorded a one-time gain of $32 million in proceeds from the Hologic sale. That contributed to net income for the quarter of $19.9 million, compared with a net loss of $1.7 million in the same quarter a year ago. Proceeds from the sale were used to repay loans and interest to Hologic as well as to ComVest Investment Partners, a West Palm Beach, FL, investment firm.

Fischer said it continues to service and support its installed base of SenoScan full-field digital mammography and MammoTest breast biopsy systems, and to satisfy its warranty obligations to marketing partners Ethicon Endo-Surgery of Cincinnati and Philips Medical Systems of Andover, MA. Fischer is exploring "strategic alternatives" for its remaining business in radiography, electrophysiology, and surgery products, as well as its service business, the company said.

By staff writers
November 15, 2005

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Fischer delays shareholder vote on Hologic deal, September 22, 2005

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Fischer names COO, June 3, 2005

Fischer posts mixed Q1, May 23, 2005

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