DENTSPLY International Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2013 Results

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  • Fiscal 2013 adjusted earnings per diluted share grew 6% to $2.35  

  • Fourth quarter 2013 adjusted earnings per diluted share grew 9% to $0.61  

  • Operating cash flow for fiscal 2013 grew 13% to a record $418 million  

York, PA - February 18, 2014 - DENTSPLY International Inc. ( XRAY ) today announced sales and earnings for the three months and year ended December 31, 2013.

Fourth Quarter Results

Net sales in the fourth quarter of 2013 of $753.7 million increased slightly from $753.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.  Net sales, excluding precious metals content, of $713.7 million increased 1.5% from $703.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.  This growth primarily reflects constant currency growth in the U.S. and Rest of World regions in the period, while European sales contracted slightly.  

Net income attributable to DENTSPLY International for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $74.4 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, compared to $126.8 million, or $0.88 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2012.  On an adjusted basis, excluding certain items, earnings increased to $0.61 per diluted share from $0.56 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2012. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measure to earnings per share calculated on a GAAP basis is provided in the attached table.

Full Year Results

Net sales for the full year 2013 were $2.95 billion, an increase of 0.8% from the prior year.  Net sales in 2013, excluding precious metal content, were $2.77 billion, a 2.1% increase over 2012, reflecting positive constant currency growth in each of DENTSPLY`s major geographic regions which include the United States, Europe, and Rest of World.

Net income attributable to DENTSPLY International for fiscal 2013 was $313.2 million, or $2.16 per diluted share, compared to $314.2 million, or $2.18 per diluted share for 2012.  On an adjusted basis, excluding certain items, earnings of $2.35 per diluted share increased 6% from $2.22 per diluted share in 2012.  A reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to earnings per share on a GAAP basis is provided on the attached table.

Bret Wise, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated "We continue to be pleased with the progress we have made in accelerating earnings growth over the past few quarters, as we realize benefits from our integration and cost savings activities.  Looking ahead, we see opportunities to continue to drive market share growth across our global portfolio by leveraging our core strategies of innovation, clinical education and sales force effectiveness.    We believe that global market conditions will improve slightly in 2014 and, accordingly, we are expecting adjusted earnings in the range of $2.45 to $2.55 per share, representing growth in the range of 4% to 9% for the year."

Additional Information

A conference call is scheduled to begin today at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time).  Supplemental materials for reference during the call will be available for download in the investor relations section of DENTSPLY`s web site, at www.dentsply.com.

A live webcast will be accessible via a link in the investor relations section of DENTSPLY`s web site at www.dentsply.com under the heading Events and Presentations.   In order to participate in the call, dial (877) 591-4953 for domestic calls, or (719) 325-4869 for international calls.  The Conference ID # is 2189325.  During the call, participants will be able to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal 2013 results with DENTSPLY`s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Bret Wise, President and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Chris Clark, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Jim Mosch.  

A rebroadcast of the conference call will be available online at the DENTSPLY web site.  You may also access a dial-in replay for one week following the call at (888) 203-1112 (for domestic calls) or (719) 457-0820 (for international calls), Replay Passcode # 2189325.  

DENTSPLY International Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of dental and other consumable medical device products.  The Company believes it is the world`s largest manufacturer of consumable dental products for the professional dental market.  For over 110 years, DENTSPLY`s commitment to innovation and professional collaboration has enhanced its portfolio of branded consumables and small equipment.  Headquartered in the United States, the Company has global operations with sales in more than 120 countries.  Visit www.dentsply.com for more information about DENTSPLY and its products.

This press release contains forward-looking information (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) regarding future events or the future financial performance of the Company that involve substantial risks and uncertainties.  Actual events or results may differ materially from those in the projections or other forward-looking information set forth herein as a result of certain risk factors.  These risk factors include, without limitation; the continued strength of dental and medical markets, the timing, success and market reception for our new and existing products, uncertainty with respect to governmental actions with respect to dental and medical products, outcome of litigation and/or governmental enforcement actions, volatility in the capital markets or changes in our credit ratings, continued support of our products by influential dental and medical professionals, our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions, risks associated with foreign currency exchange rates, risks associated with our competitors` introduction of generic or private label products, our ability to accurately predict dealer and customer inventory levels, our ability to successfully realize the benefits of any cost reduction or restructuring efforts, our ability to obtain a supply of certain finished goods and raw materials from third parties and changes in the general economic environment that could affect the business.  Changes in such assumptions or factors could produce significantly different results.

For additional information regarding the factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company`s most recent Form 10-K and its subsequent periodic reports on Forms 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Non-US GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the results reported in accordance with US GAAP, the Company provides adjusted net income attributable to DENTSPLY International and adjusted earnings per diluted common share.  The Company discloses adjusted net income attributable to DENTSPLY International to allow investors to evaluate the performance of the Company`s operations exclusive of certain items that impact the comparability of results from period to period and certain large non-cash charges related to purchased intangible assets.  The Company believes that this information is helpful in understanding underlying operating trends and cash flow generation.  The adjusted net income attributable to DENTSPLY International consists of net income attributable to DENTSPLY International adjusted to exclude the impact of the following:

(1) Acquisition related costs.  These adjustments include costs related to integrating recently acquired businesses and specific costs related to the consummation of the acquisition process.  These costs are irregular in timing and as such may not be indicative of past and future performance of the Company and are therefore excluded to allow investors to better understand underlying operating trends.

(2) Restructuring and other costs.  These adjustments include both costs and income that are irregular in timing, amount and impact to the Company`s financial performance.  As such, these items may not be indicative of past and future performance of the Company and are therefore excluded for the purpose of understanding underlying operating trends.

(3) Amortization of purchased intangible assets.  This adjustment excludes the periodic amortization expense related to purchased intangible assets.  Following a significant acquisition in 2011, the Company began recording large non-cash charges related to the values attributed to purchased intangible assets.  These charges have been excluded from adjusted net income attributed to DENTSPLY International to allow investors to evaluate and understand operating trends excluding these large non-cash charges.

(4) Income related to credit risk and fair value adjustments.  These adjustments include both the cost and income impacts of adjustments in certain assets and liabilities that are recorded through net income which are due solely to the changes in fair value and credit risk.  These items can be variable and driven more by market conditions than the Company`s operating performance.  As such, these items may not be indicative of past and future performance of the Company and therefore are excluded for comparability purposes.

(5) Certain fair value adjustments related to an unconsolidated affiliated company.  This adjustment represents the fair value adjustment of the unconsolidated affiliated company`s convertible debt instrument held by the Company.  The affiliate is accounted for under the equity method of accounting.  The fair value adjustment is driven by open market pricing of the affiliate`s equity instruments, which has a high degree of variability and may not be indicative of the operating performance of the affiliate or the Company.

(6) Income tax related adjustments.  These adjustments include both income tax expenses and income tax benefits that are representative of income tax adjustments mostly related to prior periods, as well as the final settlement of income tax audits.  These adjustments are irregular in timing and amount and may significantly impact the Company`s operating performance.  As such, these items may not be indicative of past and future performance of the Company and therefore are excluded for comparability purposes.

Adjusted earnings per diluted common share is calculated by dividing adjusted net income attributable to DENTSPLY International by diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding.  Adjusted net income attributable to DENTSPLY International and adjusted earnings per diluted common share are considered measures not calculated in accordance with US GAAP, and therefore are non-US GAAP measures.  These non-US GAAP measures may differ from other companies.  Income tax related adjustments may include the impact to adjust the interim effective income tax rate to the expected annual effective tax rate.  The non-US GAAP financial information should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with US GAAP.

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DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Net sales $ 753,658 $ 753,288 $ 2,950,770 $ 2,928,429
Net sales, excluding precious metal content 713,669 703,473 2,771,728 2,714,698
Cost of products sold 355,819 361,235 1,373,358 1,372,042
Gross profit 397,839 392,053 1,577,412 1,556,387
   % of Net sales 52.8 % 52.0 % 53.5 % 53.1 %
   % of Net sales, excluding precious metal content 55.7 % 55.7 % 56.9 % 57.3 %
Selling, general and administrative expenses 292,127 287,992 1,144,890 1,148,731
Restructuring and other costs 8,291 6,854 13,356 25,717
Operating income 97,421 97,207 419,166 381,939
   % of Net sales 12.9 % 12.9 % 14.2 % 13.0 %
   % of Net sales, excluding precious metal content 13.7 % 13.8 % 15.1 % 14.1 %
Net interest and other expense 9,494 11,088 49,831 51,260
Income before income taxes 87,927 86,119 369,335 330,679
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes 12,552 (39,630 ) 52,150 8,920
Equity in net earnings (loss) of
  unconsolidated affiliated company 656 2,178 976 (3,270 )
Net income 76,031 127,927 318,161 318,489
   % of Net sales 10.1 % 17.0 % 10.8 % 10.9 %
   % of Net sales, excluding precious metal content 10.7 % 18.2 % 11.5 % 11.7 %
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 1,603 1,127 4,969 4,276
Net income attributable to DENTSPLY International $ 74,428 $ 126,800 $ 313,192 $ 314,213
   % of Net sales 9.9 % 16.8 % 10.6 % 10.7 %
   % of Net sales, excluding precious metal content 10.4 % 18.0 % 11.3 % 11.6 %
Earnings per common share:
   Basic $ 0.52 $ 0.89 $ 2.20 $ 2.22
   Dilutive $ 0.51