"Our plan for 2013 anticipates strong execution, both by our sales organizations and on the cost savings initiatives we laid out last fall," said Jack Henneman, Chief Financial Officer. "The Medical Device Excise Tax and new depreciation on our ERP system will temper otherwise robust margin improvement in the business."
In accordance with our usual practice, expectations for financial performance do not include the impact of acquisitions or other strategic corporate transactions that have not yet closed.
In the future, the Company may record, or expects to record, certain additional revenues, gains, expenses or charges as described in the Discussion of Adjusted Financial Measures below that it will exclude in the calculation of adjusted EBITDA and adjusted earnings per share for historical periods and in providing adjusted earnings per share guidance.
Conference CallIntegra has scheduled a conference call for 8:30 AM ET today, Thursday, February 21, 2013 to discuss financial results for the fourth quarter and forward-looking financial guidance. The conference call will be hosted by Integra's senior management team and will be open to all listeners. Additional forward-looking information may be discussed in a question and answer session following the call. Access to the live call is available by dialing 913-312-0417 and using the passcode 9249791. The call can also be accessed through a webcast via a link provided on the Investor Relations homepage of Integra's website at investor.integralife.com. Access to the replay is available through March 7, 2013 by dialing 719-457-0820 and using the passcode 9249791. The webcast will also be archived on the website. Integra LifeSciences, a world leader in medical devices, is dedicated to limiting uncertainty for surgeons, so they can concentrate on providing the best patient care. Integra offers innovative solutions in orthopedics, neurosurgery, spine, reconstructive and general surgery. For more information, please visit www.integralife.com . The Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=440 This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks, uncertainties and reflect the Company's judgment as of the date of this release. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning future financial performance, including projections for revenues, GAAP and adjusted net income, GAAP and adjusted earnings per diluted share, non-GAAP adjustments such as global enterprise resource planning ("ERP") system implementation charges, acquisition-related charges, non-cash amortization of imputed interest for convertible debt, intangible asset amortization, and income tax expense (benefit) related to non-GAAP adjustments. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from predicted or expected results. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the Company's ability to execute its operating plan effectively; global macroeconomic conditions; the effects of inventory reduction initiatives by the Company's instruments distributors; continued weakness in sales outside of the U.S.; the Company's ability to manage its direct sales channels effectively; the Company's ability to maintain relationships with customers of acquired entities; physicians' willingness to adopt and fourth-party payors' willingness to provide reimbursement for the Company's recently launched and planned products; the Company's ability to manufacture and ship sufficient quantities of its products to meet its customers' demand; initiatives launched by the Company's competitors; downward pricing pressures for customers; the Company's ability to secure regulatory approval for products in development; the Company's ability to remediate quality systems violations; fluctuations in hospital spending for capital equipment; the Company's ability to comply with and obtain approvals for products of human origin and comply with recently enacted regulations regarding products containing materials derived from animal sources; difficulties in controlling expenses, including costs to procure and manufacture our products; the impact of changes in management or staff levels; the Company's ability to integrate acquired businesses; the Company's ability to leverage its existing selling organizations and administrative infrastructure; the Company's ability to increase product sales and gross margins, and control non-product costs; the amount and timing of acquisition and integration related costs; the geographic distribution of where the Company generates its taxable income; the effect of legislation effecting healthcare reform in the United States; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; the amount of our convertible notes and bank borrowings outstanding, and the economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other risk factors and uncertainties identified under the heading "Risk Factors" included in Item 1A of Integra's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and information contained in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.