Jost Fischer, Chairman and CEO of Sirona commented: “We had an outstanding fourth quarter, with every segment of our business growing double digits, constant currency and strong operating income growth. Fiscal 2012 was another year of double digit constant currency revenue growth for Sirona, where we exceeded sales expectations. We posted record revenues and earnings, strengthened our balance sheet, extended our global leadership position and introduced the revolutionary Omnicam. Our 12.6% constant currency revenue growth was particularly noteworthy compared to a record setting fiscal 2011 in which Sirona grew over 16% constant currency.”
Mr. Fischer continued: “For the year, Treatment Centers and CAD/CAM led our growth, up 15.1% and 13.9% respectively on a constant currency basis. Revenue growth was particularly strong in non-European international markets, led again by the Asia-Pacific region. The U.S. continues to improve for us, accelerating for the third consecutive quarter, ending up a robust 11.4% for the year. Although Germany was down due to a difficult IDS comparison to last year, we had our second best year ever in Germany, and the rest of Europe grew this quarter and for the year, on a constant currency basis. We ended our year with an unprecedented celebration at CEREC 27.5 where we received a standing ovation from a crowd of around 4,000 dental professionals with the launch of the revolutionary Omnicam. With the investment in our global sales and service infrastructure continuing to pay dividends and innovation as our top priority, we expect our momentum to continue into next year as reflected in our revenue guidance.”
Fiscal 2013 Guidance
Management anticipates fiscal year 2013 constant currency revenue growth to be in the range of 9% to 11%, and EPS on a non-GAAP adjusted basis^ in a range of $3.33 to $3.43 (reflecting growth of approximately 10% to 13%).
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