ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) _ 3D Systems Corp. (DDD) on Tuesday reported a loss of $8.9 million in its second quarter.

The Rock Hill, South Carolina-based company said it had a loss of 8 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and stock option expense, were 6 cents per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was breakeven on a per-share basis.

The maker of 3D printers posted revenue of $176.6 million in the period, also surpassing Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $165.8 million.

3D Systems shares have increased 57 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $13.57, an increase of almost 5 percent in the last 12 months.


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