By  on February 5, 2010

Boosted by double-digit percentage gains in four of its five distribution regions, Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. on Thursday posted fourth-quarter profits that more than doubled.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, income skyrocketed 109 percent to $30.3 million, or 47 cents a diluted share, from $14.5 million, or 23 cents, in the year-ago quarter. Total revenues rose 19 percent to $378.1 million from $317.6 million. By geographic region, Europe posted the highest gain, rising 44.2 percent to $41 million, followed by the South Asia-Pacific region, up 35.7 percent to $35.3 million. Revenue from the Americas region increased 33.9 percent to $78.9 million. North Asia posted a 10.5 percent rise to $167.2 million, with China up 5.4 percent to $55.7 million. “We finished our 25th anniversary year on a high note with record revenue, a record launch of our new skin care system and a record number of executive distributors,” said Truman Hunt, president and chief executive officer.

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