ev3 Inc. Reports 2009 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results and 2010 Guidance

PLYMOUTH, Minn., Feb. 18, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ev3 Inc. (Nasdaq:EVVV - News), a global endovascular device company, today reported financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full-year of 2009 and its financial guidance for 2010. ev3's net sales totaled $126.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to $106.1 million in the same quarter of the prior year, which included $0.5 million of research collaboration revenues from our former agreement with Merck & Co., Inc. that was terminated on July 22, 2008. Fourth quarter of 2009 net product sales increased 20% to $126.8 million versus the prior year net product sales, excluding the Merck research collaboration revenue. Excluding $3.9 million of positive impact due to foreign currency exchange rates, net product sales increased 16% versus the prior year quarter. Fourth quarter of 2009 included four fewer selling days than in the same quarter of the prior year.

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