|Henry Schein Reports Record Fourth Quarter Results|
Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2013 were
Net income attributable to
"We are pleased to complete a very successful 2013 with strong fourth quarter results," said
Global Dental sales of
"Gains in North America Dental sales included solid growth in consumable merchandise, while equipment sales and service revenue declined slightly following growth of nearly 22% in the prior-year quarter, making for a challenging comparison," commented Mr. Bergman. "International Dental returned to growth during the quarter as consumable merchandise posted positive gains and equipment sales and service revenue growth accelerated from the previous quarter."
"Once again our
Global Medical sales of
Global Technology and Value-Added Services sales of
"Technology and Value-Added Services growth was driven by electronic services recurring revenue, software sales and value-added services," commented Mr. Bergman. "Sales in International markets were particularly strong."
Stock Repurchase Plan
The Company announced that it repurchased approximately 664,000 shares of its common stock during the fourth quarter at an average price of
For 2013, net sales of
Net income attributable to
2014 EPS Guidance
Henry Schein today affirmed 2014 financial guidance, as follows:
Fourth Quarter Conference Call Webcast
The Company will hold a conference call to discuss fourth quarter financial results today, beginning at
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
In accordance with the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, we provide the following cautionary remarks regarding important factors that, among others, could cause future results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, expectations and assumptions expressed or implied herein. All forward-looking statements made by us are subject to risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance and achievements or industry results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These statements are identified by the use of such terms as "may," "could," "expect," "intend," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "anticipate" or other comparable terms. A full discussion of our operations and financial condition, including factors that may affect our business and future prospects, is contained in documents we have filed with the
Risk factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current and historical results include, but are not limited to: effects of a highly competitive market; our dependence on third parties for the manufacture and supply of our products; our dependence upon sales personnel, customers, suppliers and manufacturers; our dependence on our senior management; fluctuations in quarterly earnings; risks from expansion of customer purchasing power and multi-tiered costing structures; possible increases in the cost of shipping our products or other service issues with our third-party shippers; general global macro-economic conditions; disruptions in financial markets; possible volatility of the market price of our common stock; changes in the health care industry; implementation of health care laws; failure to comply with regulatory requirements and data privacy laws; risks associated with our global operations; transitional challenges associated with acquisitions and joint ventures, including the failure to achieve anticipated synergies; financial risks associated with acquisitions and joint ventures; litigation risks; the dependence on our continued product development, technical support and successful marketing in the technology segment; risks from challenges associated with the emergence of potential increased competition by third-party online commerce sites; risks from disruption to our information systems; certain provisions in our governing documents that may discourage third-party acquisitions of us; and changes in tax legislation. The order in which these factors appear should not be construed to indicate their relative importance or priority.
We caution that these factors may not be exhaustive and that many of these factors are beyond our ability to control or predict. Accordingly, any forward-looking statements contained herein should not be relied upon as a prediction of actual results. We undertake no duty and have no obligation to update forward-looking statements.
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