5/22/2012 11:34:27 AM
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT - News) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended April 27, 2012. The company reported worldwide fourth quarter revenue of $4.297 billion, compared to the $4.167 billion reported in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011, an increase of 4 percent on a constant currency basis after adjusting for a $42 million negative foreign currency impact or 3 percent as reported. As reported, fourth quarter net earnings were $991 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, an increase of 28 percent and 31 percent, respectively, over the same period in the prior year. As detailed in the attached table, fourth quarter net earnings and diluted earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis were $1.036 billion and $0.99, an increase of 7 percent and 10 percent, respectively, over the same period in the prior year.