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Sirona Reports Record Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results

Sirona (Nasdaq: SIRO), the dental technology leader, today announced its financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2012.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2012 vs. Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results

Revenue was $247.4 million, an increase of $28.6 million or up 13.1% (and up 23.4% on a constant currency basis). The Company's business segments grew as follows: CAD/CAM Systems increased 25.6% (up 36.5% on a constant currency basis), Treatment Centers increased 13.2% (up 28.0% on a constant currency basis), Imaging Systems increased 6.9% (up 14.0% on a constant currency basis), and Instruments increased 1.0% (up 14.0% on a constant currency basis).

Revenue in the United States increased 34.1%, while revenues outside the United States increased 5.7% (up 19.2% constant currency), with particularly robust performance in the Asia-Pacific region.

Gross profit was $132.1 million, up $21.4 million. Gross profit margin was 53.4% in the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2012, compared to 50.6% in the prior year. Gross profit margin as a percent of sales was positively impacted by better segment gross profit margin and lower amortization.

Fourth quarter 2012 operating income excluding amortization expense was $57.1 million (operating income of $45.4 million plus amortization expense of $11.7 million), compared to $45.5 million (operating income of $25.0 million plus amortization expense of $13.9 million, plus a $6.6 million non-cash compensation charge) in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $34.7 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, versus $13.8 million, or $0.24 per diluted share in the prior year period. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $0.71 compared to $0.68 in the prior year quarter.

At September 30, 2012, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $151.1 million and total debt of $75.5 million, resulting in net cash of $75.6 million. This compares to net debt of $22.5 million at September 30, 2011.

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