Kulicke and Soffa posts 4Q profit

SINGAPORE (AP) _ Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (KLIC) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $36.6 million.

The Singapore-based company said it had net income of 51 cents per share.

The semiconductor equipment maker posted revenue of $215.9 million in the period.

For the year, the company reported profit of $112 million, or $1.55 per share. Revenue was reported as $809 million.

For the current quarter ending in January, Kulicke and Soffa said it expects revenue in the range of $185 million to $195 million. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $162.7 million.

Kulicke and Soffa shares have increased 49 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has risen 70 percent in the last 12 months.

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