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Henry Schein (HSIC) Reports Record Third Quarter Financial Results



11/2/2016 9:14:02 AM

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- GAAP diluted EPS up 7.2% to $1.63, adjusted non-GAAP diluted EPS up 8.4% to $1.68

- Affirms 2016 adjusted non-GAAP EPS guidance range

- Introduces 2017 EPS guidance representing year-over-year growth of 17% to 19% on a GAAP basis, or growth of 9% to 11% on an adjusted non-GAAP basis

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today reported record third quarter financial results.

Net sales for the quarter ended September 24, 2016, were $2.9 billion, an increase of 6.7% compared with the third quarter of 2015. This consisted of 7.7% growth in local currencies and a 1.0% decline related to foreign currency exchange. In local currencies, internally generated sales increased 6.0% and acquisition growth was 1.7% (see Exhibit A for details of sales growth).

Net income attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. for the third quarter of 2016 was $133.7 million, or $1.63 per diluted share on a GAAP basis. This represents growth of 4.7% and 7.2%, respectively, compared with the third quarter of 2015. Excluding restructuring costs of $5.4 million pretax, or $0.05 per diluted share, adjusted non-GAAP net income attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. for the third quarter of 2016 was $137.7 million, or $1.68 per diluted share. This represents growth of 5.5% and 8.4%, respectively, compared with adjusted non-GAAP results for the third quarter of 2015. Third quarter 2015 adjusted non-GAAP results exclude restructuring costs of $8.4 million pretax or $0.08 per diluted share, as well as a one-time income tax benefit, net of noncontrolling interest, of $3.8 million or $0.05 per diluted share (see Exhibit B for reconciliation of GAAP net income and EPS to adjusted non-GAAP net income and EPS).

"We are pleased to report record financial results for the third quarter. We believe we continue to gain market share in each of our business groups as our company is well served by our diversified portfolio and an expanding global customer base," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "We are affirming guidance for 2016 adjusted non-GAAP diluted EPS growth of 10% to 11%, or 7% to 8% on a GAAP basis, compared to 2015 results. In addition, we are pleased to introduce guidance for 2017 diluted EPS that represents growth of 17% to 19% on a GAAP basis, or 9% to 11% on an adjusted non-GAAP basis, both compared with the respective midpoints of 2016 guidance."

Dental sales of $1.3 billion increased 5.1%, consisting of 5.6% growth in local currencies and a 0.5% decline related to foreign currency exchange. In local currencies, internally generated sales increased 3.9% and acquisition growth was 1.7%. The 3.9% internal growth in local currencies included 4.4% growth in North America and 3.1% growth internationally.

"In North America, dental consumable merchandise internal sales growth in local currencies was 1.8%. Our decision to stop selling low-margin precious metals earlier this year negatively impacted our growth by approximately 50 basis points. While the domestic dental consumable merchandise market continued to reflect somewhat slower than historical growth, the market appears to be stable. Dental equipment sales and service internal sales growth in local currencies increased by 13.3%, and reflects acceleration of some sales into the quarter. On an overall basis, we believe we outpaced the global dental market and we believe the fundamentals of our business strategy remain strong," commented Mr. Bergman.

"International consumable merchandise internal sales growth in local currencies was 2.7%, and international equipment sales and service internal sales in local currencies increased 4.2% over the prior year," added Mr. Bergman.

"During the third quarter we announced a definitive agreement to acquire an 80% ownership position in Marrodent, one of Poland's largest full-service dental distributors with 2015 sales of approximately $32 million. Marrodent marks the Company's entry into Poland's dental market, opening opportunities to approximately 20,000 dental offices, and building upon our presence following our 2014 entry into the animal health market in Poland," he added. 

Animal Health sales of $790.3 million increased 7.9%, consisting of 10.6% growth in local currencies and a 2.7% decline related to foreign currency exchange. In local currencies, internally generated sales increased 8.6% and acquisition growth was 2.0%. The 8.6% internal growth in local currencies included 10.0% growth in North America and 7.2% growth internationally as we believe we continued to gain global market share.

"The 8.6% internal growth in local currencies reflects 6.9% growth when normalizing Animal Health results to account for the impact of certain products switching between agency sales and direct sales, including 6.6% growth in North America," commented Mr. Bergman. "International sales during the third quarter were up 11.0% in local currencies with internal growth complemented by strategic acquisitions."

Medical sales of $639.6 million increased 7.1%, all internally generated and with no material impact from foreign currency exchange.

"We believe that Medical sales growth during the quarter was well in excess of the broader market, and reflects our ability to increase market share as we continue to capitalize on our exposure to large group practices, including Integrated Delivery Networks," remarked Mr. Bergman. 

Technology and Value-Added Services sales of $104.7 million increased 16.7%, including 18.3% growth in local currencies and a 1.6% decline related to foreign currency exchange. In local currencies, internally generated sales increased 7.6% and acquisition growth was 10.7%.

"Technology and Value-Added Services internal sales growth in local currencies was 7.0% in North America, highlighted by low double-digit growth in financial services, and 10.8% in our international business, primarily driven by software services revenue," commented Mr. Bergman. "Strategic acquisitions contributed to sales growth of nearly 18% in North America, including the contribution of Vetstreet, and more than 21% internationally, driven by RxWorks."

Stock Repurchase Plan

The Company announced that it repurchased approximately 1.2 million shares of its common stock during the third quarter at an average price of $163.62 per share, or approximately $193.0 million. The impact of the repurchase of shares on third quarter diluted EPS was approximately one cent

On October 19, 2016, Henry Schein announced that its Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $400 million of shares of the Company's common stock. This program is in addition to the $400 million repurchase program announced in December 2015, which has since been completed. Henry Schein's share repurchase program demonstrates its long-term commitment to create further value for shareholders and reflects the Company's confidence in the long-term prospects of its business.

Year-to-Date Results

Net sales for the first nine months of 2016 were $8.5 billion, an increase of 8.6% compared with the first nine months of 2015. This consisted of 9.7% growth in local currencies and a decline of 1.1% related to foreign currency exchange. In local currencies, internally generated sales increased 7.6% and acquisition growth was 2.1%.

Net income attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. for the first nine months of 2016 was $367.6 million, or $4.47 per diluted share on a GAAP basis, an increase of 5.3% and 8.0%, respectively, compared with the first nine months of 2015. Excluding restructuring costs of $29.8 million pretax or $0.27 per diluted share, adjusted non-GAAP net income attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. for the first nine months of 2016 was $389.9 million or $4.74 per diluted share, an increase of 7.7% and 10.2%, respectively, compared with the first nine months of 2015, excluding restructuring costs and an income tax benefit (see Exhibit B for reconciliation of GAAP net income and EPS to adjusted non-GAAP net income and EPS).

2016 EPS Guidance

Henry Schein today introduced 2016 GAAP diluted EPS guidance and affirmed 2016 adjusted non-GAAP diluted EPS guidance, as follows:

  • GAAP diluted EPS attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. is expected to be $6.11 to $6.16 for 2016, which represents growth of 7% to 8% compared with GAAP diluted EPS of $5.69 for 2015. Adjusted non-GAAP diluted EPS attributable to Henry Schein, Inc., excluding restructuring costs ranging from $0.42 to $0.46 per diluted share, is expected to be $6.55 to $6.60 for 2016, which represents growth of 10% to 11% compared with adjusted non-GAAP diluted EPS of $5.96 for 2015. 
  • Guidance for GAAP and adjusted non-GAAP 2016 diluted EPS attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. is for current continuing operations as well as completed or previously announced acquisitions, and does not include the impact of potential future acquisitions, if any. Guidance also assumes foreign exchange rates that are generally consistent with current levels.
  • Henry Schein expects current restructuring activities to be completed in 2016.

2017 EPS Guidance

Henry Schein today introduced 2017 financial guidance, as follows:

  • 2017 diluted EPS attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. is expected to be $7.17 to $7.30. Since we do not expect to incur restructuring costs in 2017, we are not separately providing non-GAAP guidance. This guidance reflects growth of 17% to 19% on a GAAP basis and growth of 9% to 11% on a non-GAAP basis when compared with the midpoint of the Company's respective GAAP and adjusted non-GAAP diluted 2016 guidance ranges.
  • Guidance for 2017 diluted EPS attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. is for current continuing operations as well as completed or previously announced acquisitions, and does not include the impact of potential future acquisitions, if any. Guidance also assumes foreign exchange rates that are generally consistent with current levels.

Third Quarter Conference Call Webcast

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss third quarter financial results today, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. Individual investors are invited to listen to the conference call through Henry Schein's website at www.henryschein.com. In addition, a replay will be available beginning shortly after the call has ended.

About Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the NASDAQ 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs more than 19,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 1 million customers.

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 110,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 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.                                         

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 33 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.6 billion in 2015, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

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 United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, and will be contained in all subsequent periodic filings we make with the SEC. These documents identify in detail important risk factors that could cause our actual performance to differ materially from current expectations.

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 and consolidating 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; increases in shipping costs for our products or other service issues with our third-party shippers; general global macro-economic conditions; risks associated with political and economic uncertainty arising from the outcome of the referendum on the membership of the United Kingdom in the European Union; disruptions in financial markets; 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; increased competition by third party online commerce sites; risks from disruption to our information systems; cyberattacks or other privacy or data security breaches; 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.

Included within the press release are non-GAAP financial measures that supplement the Company's Consolidated Statements of Income prepared under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). 

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