This excerpt taken from the BEC 8-K filed Dec 16, 2008.
Provides Preliminary 2009 Outlook
ORANGE COUNTY, California, December 16, 2008 Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE:BEC), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing, reaffirms 2008 outlook and provides preliminary 2009 financial outlook.
Scott Garrett, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said, Despite broader economic uncertainties, we remain confident about achieving 2008 outlook and committed to double-digit earnings growth in 2009. While no company is fully insulated from vulnerable and volatile world markets, we expect our stable installed base to yield solid growth of recurring revenue and an intensified focus on operating excellence to drive achievement of our EPS objectives.