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Abiomed Sees Lighter Sales

The company says that revenue will be lower than what analysts are looking for.


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late Thursday issued downside revenue guidance for its second quarter ended Sept. 30.

The maker of heart-pumping devices forecast sales of $11 million, below Street consensus of $13.3 million in revenue, but a tad higher than reported revenue in the same period last year of $10.9 million.

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"Our strategic platforms of Impella and AB5000 (consoles and disposables) performed well during the quarter," said CEO Michael Minogue, who added that revenue for BVS (blood pumps) declined.

After hours, shares of the Danvers, Mass.-based company slipped 6.7%, or 95 cents, to $14.05.

The company will give full second-quarter 2007 results on Nov. 8.

Abiomed closed the regular session up 2 cents to $15.