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VCA Antech Q4 Loss Widens; Provides FY13 Outlook - Quick Facts

VCA Antech Inc. (WOOF) reported that its fourth-quarter net loss attributable to the company was $58.1 million or $0.66 per share, wider than $3.2 million or $0.04 per share in the same quarter last year.

Adjusted income attributable to the company for the latest fourth quarter was $21.2 million or $0.24 per share, up from $18.1 million or $0.21 per share in the comparable quarter last year.

On average, eleven analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings of $0.24 per share for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

Total revenue for the quarter rose to $418.19 million from $369.01 million in the prior year quarter, while nine analysts had consensus revenue estimate of $416.78 million for the quarter.

Looking ahead to fiscal 2013, the company expects net income in the range of $130 million to $139 million or $1.45 per share to $1.55 per share. The company expects revenues from $1.83 billion to $1.86 billion. Analysts currently expect fiscal 2013 earnings of $1.50 per share and revenues of $1.82 billion.

by RTT Staff Writer

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