Smith & Nephew plc (SNN)
Q4 2011 Earnings Call
February 02, 2012 4:00 am ET
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
Navid Malik - Cenkos Securities plc., Research Division
Martin Brunninger - Nomura Securities Co. Ltd., Research Division
Matthew S. Miksic - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division
Veronika Dubajova - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
Jason Wittes - Caris & Company, Inc., Research Division
Good morning, everybody. So as you know, I'm Olivier Bohuon. I'm the Chief Executive Officer of Smith & Nephew, and I welcome you to our fourth quarter and my first full year result presentation. I will speak about our results for the fourth quarter and then hand over to Adrian to take you through the numbers. When Adrian is finished, I will come back and update you on the progress we're making against our new strategic priorities and some thoughts for 2012. As usual, we'll take questions at the end of the formal presentation.
So we finished 2011 well. For the year, our revenues were up 8% reported and 4% underlying to nearly $4.3 billion. All our business units contributed to this growth. In Orthopaedics, we led the market in mid-growth and delivered a solid performance from our traditional hip portfolio. Trauma had a more mixed performance. I will talk more about what we're doing to change this in a few slides. Our Endoscopy business performance reinforced my belief that minimally invasive joint repair is a good market to be in and a great market to lead. It offers scope for more innovation and obvious benefits to patients and payers. For the third year in a row, Advanced Wound Management is our fastest-growing business, exceeding this year $1 billion in revenues for the first time. Our successful entry into negative pressure market is a major driver, but we should not forget that our larger advanced wound care business contributes also significantly.