Intuitive Surgical Inc on Tuesday reported higher second-quarter profit, driven by an increase in sales of its da Vinci surgical robots and in procedures using the pricey machines.
Intuitive said net profit rose to $185 million, or $4.71 per share, from $135 million, or $3.56 per share, a year ago.
Excluding one-time items, Intuitive said it earned $5.62 per share.
Revenue for the quarter rose about 14 percent to $670 million, topping Wall Street estimates of $640.7 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
(Reporting by Bill Berkrot in New York; Editing by Matthew Lewis)