Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE-OMI) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, including consolidated quarterly revenue of $2.32 billion, an increase of 5.9% when compared to revenue of $2.20 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011. Movianto, a leading European healthcare logistics provider acquired by Owens & Minor on August 31, 2012, contributed $127.0 million to fourth quarter revenue. Consolidated net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $24.9 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, a slight increase when compared to net income of $23.9 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, in the comparable period of 2011.
Adjusted consolidated net income (non-GAAP), which excludes pre-tax charges of $1.7 million for acquisition-related and exit & realignment activities for the fourth quarter of 2012, was $26.2 million, or $0.41 per diluted share. In addition, pre-tax quarterly operating losses for Movianto, which comprises the company’s International segment, were approximately $4.8 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, resulting primarily from operating costs to support underutilized capacity. Also, in the fourth quarter of 2012, the company incurred legal expenses and loss contingencies of $2.0 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, associated with California-specific litigation and compensation and benefits requirements.
For the fourth quarter of 2012, consolidated operating earnings were $45.0 million, increased when compared to operating earnings of $43.0 million for the same period last year. For the quarter, acquisition-related and exit & realignment charges reduced quarterly consolidated operating earnings by $1.7 million. For purposes of comparison, fourth quarter 2011 financial results included acquisition-related and exit & realignment costs of $12.8 million, or $0.13 per diluted share.
“We made solid progress in 2012 on strategic investments that will support the long-term success of our company in a rapidly changing healthcare environment,” said Craig R. Smith, president & chief executive officer. “I was pleased with the overall performance of our Domestic business in a tough operating environment, as our asset management results were very strong, expense control was impressive, and we generated $219 million in operating cash flow. As we look ahead to 2013, we are focused on improving our performance with Movianto by leveraging capacity and achieving expense reductions in our European network. We are very enthusiastic about our future and the growing demand for our healthcare logistics services.”
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