Roomba grew again in 2015

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IRobot announced the company results for 2015, that recorded another growth for domestic robot division and for Roomba. Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015 was 206.4 million dollar, compared with 159.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2014. Revenue for the full year 2015 was 616.8 million dollar, compared with 556.8 million. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2015 was 19.3 million, compared with 9.4 million dollar for the fourth quarter of 2014. Net income for the full year 2015 was 44.1 million dollar, compared with 37.8 million dollar. Domestic Home Robot business grew 46% in Q4 and 25% for the full year over 2014, due primarily to investment in ad media, national promotions, and the launch of Roomba 980. Growth in China was more than 70% year-over-year in 2015 driven by successful execution of e-commerce strategy.