Aggregated gross profit for the fourth quarter increased 11.0% to $25.2 million, compared to gross profit of $22.7 million in the fourth quarter of the prior year. The Company's aggregated gross profit margin increased 150 basis points to 76.1% in the fourth quarter, compared to a gross profit margin of 74.6% in the fourth quarter of the prior year. The improvement in gross margin was primarily the result of a more favorable speech generating device product mix as well as a higher percentage of sales from software.Aggregated operating income was $8.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared to operating income of $9.2 million in the same period a year ago. The fourth quarter of 2010 operating income reflects approximately $1.7 million of equity-based compensation expense, for which expense recognition was accelerated into the fourth quarter of 2010 as a result of the IPO, and approximately $0.5 million of public company related expenses not present in the prior year fourth quarter. Operating expenses also increased from the prior year due to continued investment in sales & marketing and research & development resources. As noted above, the prior year fourth quarter operating income includes $0.7 million of estimated additional operating income as a result of the extra week of sales.
DynaVox Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2010 Results
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