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reported a fourth-quarter loss of 29 cents a share, excluding acquisition charges, helping the company beat analysts' estimates by a penny.

The figure excludes a charge of $27.8 million for the company's recent acquisition of



According to a

First Call/Thomson Financial

survey, analysts were looking for a loss of 30 cents a share from the Internet telephony provider. The company lost 10 cents a share in the year-ago period before charges and stock-compensation costs. Fourth-quarter revenue rose to $24.9 million from $11.1 million.

Net2Phone also said it plans to buy back about 9% of its stock. The company has about 55.5 million shares outstanding.