IRIS International Inc. (NASDAQ:IRIS) sees GAAP earnings per share between 30 cents and 35 cents on revenue in the range of $127 million to $131 million for 2012.
The Chatsworth, California-based company manufactures in vitro diagnostic (IVD) products for urinalysis and body fluids.
Analysts, on average, expect the company to earn 39 cents per share on revenue of $128.89 million. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.
The company said earnings forecast includes the sales and marketing expense of a focused direct sales effort for its ProsVue cancer test.
IRIS expects research and development expense to represent 15 percent to 16 percent of revenue in 2012.
Last month, IRIS posted a third quarter GAAP loss per share of 24 cents on revenue of $28.1 million. The company Received 510(k) clearance from the FDA in September 2011 and CE Mark approval in October 2011 for its NADiA ProsVue prognostic prostate cancer test.
Shares of IRIS closed Thursday's regular trading at $9.73. The stock has been trading in the 52-week range between $7.73 and $10.65.