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Sirona Reports Record Results for First Quarter of Fiscal 2014

Companies mentioned in this article: Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sirona (Nasdaq:SIRO), the dental technology leader, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2013.

First Quarter Fiscal 2014 vs. First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Financial Results

Revenue was $298.7 million, an increase of $26.3 million or up 9.7% (and up 6.3% on a constant currency basis). The Company's business segments performed as follows: Instruments increased 23.9% (up 18.1% on a constant currency basis), CAD/CAM Systems increased 10.7% (up 7.6% on a constant currency basis), Imaging Systems increased 9.2% (up 7.0% on a constant currency basis), and Treatment Centers increased 1.7% (down 3.0% on a constant currency basis).

Revenue in the United States increased 12.2%, and revenues outside the United States increased 8.4% (up 3.4% constant currency). U.S. revenues continued to benefit from strong demand for our Imaging and CAD/CAM products. Sales growth in international markets was driven by Europe, excluding Germany, and other international markets.

Gross profit was $162.7 million, down $10.9 million. Gross profit margin was 54.5% in the first quarter of Fiscal 2014, compared to 55.8% in the prior year. The change in gross profit margin as a percent of sales reflects the development of product and regional sales mix as well as unfavorable impacts of foreign exchange rate fluctuations.

Net income for the first quarter of 2014 was $44.2 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, versus $38.3 million, or $0.68 per diluted share in the prior-year period. Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per diluted share for the first quarter of 2014 was $0.96 compared to $0.94 in the prior-year quarter, or an increase of 1.8%. Non-GAAP adjusted EPS growth was impacted by unfavorable developments in foreign currencies as well as a difficult comparable resulting from a $4.4 million patent infringement settlement in last year’s first quarter. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measure to earnings per share calculated on a GAAP basis is provided in the attached table.

At December 31, 2013, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $210.9 million and total debt of $75.5 million, resulting in net cash of $135.4 million. This compares to net cash of $166.3 million at September 30, 2013.

Jeffrey Slovin, President and CEO of Sirona commented: “I am pleased to report record quarterly revenues and earnings. Our strong performance was geographically broad based. The U.S. grew 12.2%, driven by strength in both CAD/CAM and Imaging. Outside of Germany, our international business grew 8.3% on our constant currency basis.”

Mr. Slovin continued: “On a segment level, Instruments led the way with 18.1% constant currency growth, benefiting from the increased capacity of our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. CAD/CAM grew 7.6%, on our constant currency basis, despite a difficult comparable, reflecting the strong demand for Sirona’s products. Our “CAD/CAM for Everyone” strategy is driving new user demand, and early indications are that customers remain focused on Omnicam and our new chairside milling units. These factors contributed to our 69.3%CAD/CAM segment gross profit margin.”

Fiscal 2014 Guidance

Management continues to anticipate FY14 constant currency revenue growth of 4% to 6%, and non-GAAP adjusted EPS* in the range of $3.60 to $3.70 (reflecting growth of approximately 6% to 9%).

Conference Call/Webcast Information

Sirona will hold a conference call to discuss its financial results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on February 7, 2014. The teleconference can be accessed by calling +1-877-703-6107 (domestic) or +1-857-244-7306 (international) using passcode # 16950014. The webcast will be available via the Internet at http://ir.sirona.com, and a presentation relating to the call will be available on our website. A replay of the conference call will be available through February 14, 2014 by calling +1-888-286-8010 (domestic) or +1-617-801-6888 (international) using passcode #45731244. A web archive will be available for 30 days at www.sirona.com.

About Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.

Sirona, the dental technology leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers, and handpieces. Visit http://www.sirona.com for more information about Sirona and its products.

This press release contains forward-looking information about Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.’s financial results, guidance and estimates, business prospects, and products and services that involve substantial risks and uncertainties or other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. You can identify these statements by the use of words such as "may," "could," "estimate," "will," "believe," "anticipate," "think," "intend," "expect," "project," "plan," "target," "forecast", and similar words and expressions which identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, and other factors. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. For a discussion of such risks, uncertainties and other matters that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks relating to, among other factors, the market for dental product and services, pricing, future sales volume of the Company's products, the possibility of changing economic, market and competitive conditions, dependence on products, dependence on key personnel, technological developments, intense competition, market uncertainties, dependence on distributors, ability to manage growth, dependence on key suppliers, dependence on key members of management, government regulation, acquisitions and affiliations and currency exchange rate fluctuations, readers are urged to carefully review and consider various disclosures made by the Company in its Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. This presentation contains non-GAAP financial measures, which should not be viewed in isolation and do not purport to be an alternative to net income (loss) as an indicator of operating performance or an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. The Company assumes no obligation to and expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this document to reflect new information or future events or developments after the date any such statement is made.

 

SIRONA DENTAL SYSTEMS, INC.

AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME

(UNAUDITED)

 
    Three months ended
December 31,
2013       2012  
$'000s (except per share amounts)
 
Revenue $ 298,726 $ 272,404
Cost of sales 135,995   120,533  
 
Gross profit 162,731 151,871
 
Selling, general and administrative expense 88,057 85,853
Research and development 15,118 14,095
Net other operating income (2,500 ) (6,914 )
 
Operating income 62,056 58,837
(Gain)/loss on foreign currency transactions, net 2,604 4,580
(Gain)/loss on derivative instruments (567 ) (1,346 )
Interest expense, net 782 970
Other expense/(income) 464   340  
Income before taxes 58,773 54,293
Income tax provision 13,812   15,226  
Net income 44,961 39,067
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 790   765  
Net income attributable to Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. $ 44,171   $ 38,302  
 
Income per share (attributable to Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. common shareholders):
- Basic $ 0.80 $ 0.70
- Diluted $ 0.79 $ 0.68
Weighted average shares - basic 55,054,040 55,004,471
Weighted average shares - diluted 56,130,008 56,327,927
 
 

SIRONA DENTAL SYSTEMS, INC.

AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 
    December 31,     September 30,
2013   2013  
(unaudited)

$'000s (except per share amounts)

ASSETS
 
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 210,920 $ 241,745
Restricted cash 674 681
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
of $1,526 and $1,588, respectively 161,577 145,212
Inventories, net 120,710 109,175
Deferred tax assets 30,115 31,370
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 34,567 32,556
Income tax receivable 1,535   2,345  
 
Total current assets 560,098 563,084
 
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation
and amortization of $168,270 and $156,730, respectively 219,709 182,737
Goodwill 683,074 672,086
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of
$520,407 and $503,130, respectively 296,552 301,718
Other non-current assets 4,573 5,620
Deferred tax assets 16,422   13,174  
 
Total assets $ 1,780,428   $ 1,738,419  
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
Current liabilities
Trade accounts payable $ 59,486 $ 73,235
Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt 480 447
Income taxes payable 9,151 9,319
Deferred tax liabilities 1,353 745
Accrued liabilities and deferred income 154,078   162,341  
 
Total current liabilities 224,548 246,087
 
Long-term debt 75,000 75,000
Deferred tax liabilities 131,103 131,455
Other non-current liabilities 26,016 27,447
Indebtedness to related parties
Pension related provisions 67,354 65,985
Deferred income 31,704   34,401  
 
Total liabilities 555,725   580,375  
 
Shareholders' equity
Common stock ($0.01 par value; 95,000,000 shares authorized;
57,447,203 shares issued and 55,224,468 shares outstanding at Dec. 31, 2013;

57,213,615 shares issued and 54,999,436 shares outstanding at Sept. 30, 2013

574 572
Additional paid-in capital 729,733 723,288
Treasury stock (at cost)
2,222,735 shares held at cost at Dec. 31, 2013;

2,214,179 shares held at cost at Sept. 30, 2013

(112,548 ) (111,955 )
Excess of purchase price over predecessor basis (49,103 ) (49,103 )
Retained earnings 628,387 584,216
Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) 24,540   8,607  
Total Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. shareholders' equity 1,221,583   1,155,625  
Noncontrolling interests 3,120   2,419  
 
Total shareholders' equity 1,224,703   1,158,044  
 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 1,780,428   $ 1,738,419  
 
 

SIRONA DENTAL SYSTEMS, INC.

AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

 
   

 

Three months ended

December 31,

2013       2012  
$'000s
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income $ 44,961 $ 39,067
 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities

Depreciation and amortization 19,010 17,912
(Gain)/loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment - (30 )
(Gain)/loss on derivative instruments (567 ) (1,346 )
(Gain)/loss on foreign currency transactions 2,604 4,580
Deferred income taxes (3,979 ) 8,815
Amortization of debt issuance cost 101 138
Share-based compensation expense 3,361 6,097
 
Changes in assets and liabilities
Accounts receivable (15,588 ) (12,753 )
Inventories (11,354 ) (10,589 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (1,750 ) (6,054 )
Restricted cash (15 ) -
Other non-current assets 781 (81 )
Trade accounts payable (14,848 ) 9,078
Accrued liabilities and deferred income (10,206 ) (26,909 )
Other non-current liabilities (1,768 ) 1,873
Income taxes receivable 835 (41 )
Income taxes payable (293 ) 3,932  
 
Net cash provided by operating activities 11,285 33,689
 
Cash flows from investing activities
Investment in property, plant and equipment (43,123 ) (10,347 )
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 308 83
Purchase of intangible assets (220 ) (12 )
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired -   (35,019 )
Net cash used in investing activities (43,035 ) (45,295 )
 
 
   

 

Three months ended

December 31,

2013       2012  
$'000s
Cash flows from financing activities
Repayments of short-term and long-term debt - (98 )
Purchase of treasury stock (593 ) (17,172 )
Dividend distributions to noncontrolling interest (147 ) (434 )
Common shares issued under share based
compensation plans 2,351 2,791
Tax effect of common shares issued under share based
compensation plans (1,485 ) (1,910 )
 
Net cash used in financing activities 126 (16,823 )
 
Change in cash and cash equivalents (31,624 ) (28,429 )
Effect of exchange rate change on cash and cash equivalents 799 1,511
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 241,745   151,088  
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 210,920   $ 124,170  
 
 

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Information (unaudited)

 

HISTORICAL

   
 

Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income Financial Measures

(unaudited)

 
Three months ended December 31, 2013

 

Pre Tax

   

 

Tax Impact*

   

 

After Tax

     

Per
Diluted
Share

 

$'000s, except per share amount

 
GAAP net income attributable to Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. shareholders         $ 44,171     $ 0.79
 

Adjustments

Amortization and depreciation expense resulting from the step-up to fair values of intangible assets related to past business combinations $ 9,431 $ 2,216 7,215
 
(Gain)/loss on foreign currency transactions, net^ 2,604 612 1,992
(Gain)/loss on derivative instruments^ (567 ) (133 ) (434 )
 
Other items:
Compensation charge for expenses in connection with the CFO Transition 1,286 302 984    
 
Non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. shareholders $ 53,928   $ 0.96
 
* tax impact calculated using estimated effective tax rate of 23.5%
 
Three months ended December 31, 2012

 

Pre Tax

   

 

Tax Impact**

   

 

After Tax

     

Per
Diluted
Share

 

$'000s, except per share amount

 
GAAP net income attributable to Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. shareholders

 

$ 38,302 $ 0.68
 

Adjustments

Amortization and depreciation expense resulting from the step-up to fair values of intangible assets related to past business combinations $ 9,633 $ 2,312 7,321
 
(Gain)/loss on foreign currency transactions, net^ 4,580 1,099 3,481
(Gain)/loss on derivative instruments^ (1,346 ) (323 ) (1,023 )
 
Other items:
 
Non-cash remeasurement of deferred tax assets and liabilities due to an increase in German trade tax rate 2,196 2,196
Non-cash compensation charge for the revaluation of share based compensation in connection with the Transition Agreement for the departing CEO and Chairman 3,764 903 2,861    
 
Non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. shareholders $ 53,138   $ 0.94
 
** tax impact calculated using estimated effective tax rate of 24%
 
 

FORWARD-LOOKING

   
 

Non-GAAP Adjusted EPS Guidance (unaudited)

 
Low End of Guidance

Pre-Tax

    Tax Impact     After Tax    

Per
Diluted
Share

$ millions, except per share amount
 
GAAP net income attributable to Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. shareholders $ 174 $ 3.10
 

Adjustments

Amortization and depreciation expense resulting from the step-up to fair values of intangible assets related to past business combinations $ 36 $ 9 $ 27
 
Other items:
Compensation charge for expenses in connection with the CFO Transition 1 - 1  
 
Non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. shareholders $ 202 $ 3.60
 
High End of Guidance
Pre-Tax Tax Impact After Tax

Per
Diluted
Share

$ millions, except per share amount
 
GAAP net income attributable to Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. shareholders $ 179 $ 3.20
 

Adjustments

Amortization and depreciation expense resulting from the step-up to fair values of intangible assets related to past business combinations 36 9 27
 
Other items:
Compensation charge for expenses in connection with the CFO Transition 1 - 1  
 
Non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. shareholders $ 207 $ 3.70
 
^We are unable to provide estimates for these items because we are unable to predict the 2014 and long-term impact of foreign exchange due to unpredictability of future changes in foreign exchange rates.
 

To supplement our consolidated financial statements and our business outlook, we use the following non-GAAP financial measures: (i) non-GAAP adjusted net income, and (ii) non-GAAP adjusted earnings per diluted share, which exclude, as applicable, amortization and depreciation expense resulting from the step-up to fair values of intangible and tangible assets related to past business combinations gain/loss on foreign currency transactions, gain/loss on derivative instruments and any related tax effects and to the extent relevant in a particular period, any other cash or non-cash items that management does not view as indicative of its ongoing operating performance. Also set forth above under the heading “FORWARD-LOOKING” are reconciliations of forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Management recognizes that the use of these non-GAAP measures has limitations, including the fact that they might not be comparable with similar non-GAAP measures used by other companies and that management must exercise judgment in determining which types of charges and other items should be excluded from its non-GAAP financial measures. Management currently compensates for these limitations by providing full disclosure of each non-GAAP financial measure and a reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measure. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

We use these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. Our management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our "core operating performance". Management believes that "core operating performance" represents Sirona’s operating performance in the ordinary, ongoing and customary course of its operations. Accordingly, management excludes from "core operating performance" the impact of acquisition-related intangible depreciation and amortization in order to compare our underlying financial performance to prior periods, certain charges related to currency revaluation of assets and liabilities that do not reflect our period-to-period core operating performance, and to the extent relevant in a particular period, any other cash or non-cash items that management does not view as indicative of its ongoing operating performance. We believe that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing our performance and when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal evaluation of period-to-period comparisons. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors both because (1) they allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision making and (2) they are provided to and used by our institutional investors and the analyst community to facilitate comparisons with prior and subsequent reporting periods.

Constant Currency: We have included certain revenue information in this press release on a constant currency basis. This information is a non-GAAP financial measure. We additionally present revenue on a constant currency basis because we believe it facilitates a comparison of our operating results from period to period without regard to many changes resulting solely from fluctuations in currency rates.

Sirona calculates constant currency revenue growth by comparing current period revenues to prior period revenues with both periods converted at the U.S. Dollar/Euro average foreign exchange rate for each month of the current period. The average exchange rate for the three months ended December 31, 2013, was $1.36115 and varied from $1.34970 to $1.36970 . For the three months ended December 31, 2012, an average exchange rate converting Euro denominated revenues into U.S. Dollars of $1.29708 was applied.

Our forecasted 2014 constant currency net revenue guidance excludes the impact of foreign exchange. We are unable to reconcile our projected 2014 constant currency net revenue growth to our full-year projected 2014 net revenue growth because we are unable to predict the 2014 and long-term impact of foreign exchange due to the unpredictability of future changes in foreign exchange rates. Therefore, we are unable to provide a reconciliation of these measures.

* Non-GAAP adjusted EPS and constant currency growth and results are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude certain items. Please refer to “Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Information (unaudited)” in the attached exhibits for a description of these items.


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Contact:

Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.
Joshua Zable, +1-718-482-2184
Vice President, Investor Relations
joshua.zable@sirona.com