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Smith & Nephew Plc Management Discusses Q2 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Smith & Nephew plc (SNN)

Q2 2011 Earnings Call

August 05, 2011 4:00 am ET

Executives

Olivier Bohuon - Chief Executive officer, Director and Chairman of Disclosures Committee

Adrian Hennah - Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director, Member of Disclosures Committee and Member of Risk Committee

Analysts

Martin Wales - UBS Investment Bank

Navid Malik - Matrix Group Limited

Thomas Jones - Berenberg Bank

Justin Smith - MF Global UK Limited

Ingeborg Øie - Jefferies & Company, Inc.

David Adlington - JP Morgan Chase & Co

Unknown Analyst -

Presentation

Olivier Bohuon

Okay, good morning. So I'm Olivier Bohuon. I'm the Chief Executive Officer of Smith & Nephew and I welcome you to our presentation of the second quarter results 2011. I will speak about our achievements for the second quarter and then to Adrian for the Q2 numbers. When Adrian is finished, I will come back and discuss my observations in finance about Smith & Nephew, our industry for my first months here. So I'll then talk about the changes I intend to make to better focus our resources to deliver value for our customers and for our shareholders. As usual, we'll take questions at the end of the formal presentation.

So despite the difficult environment, we've had another strong quarter of revenue growth. Overall, our revenues were up and underlying 5% to just over $1 billion. It's another good performance as our market conditions remain soft. Once again, Orthopaedic Reconstruction generative revenue growth at above the market rate. The highlight remains our U.S. franchise, which grew 10%, compared to the U.S. market gross of minus 3%. Stromile [ph] is now consistently delivering the good growth going forward. We'll now be challenging the team to beat it from here. Endoscopy grew 5%.

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