Fiscal 2013 was a record year for Henry Schein: sales hit $9.6 billion. Since the company went public in 1995, sales have grown at a compound average rate of 16%.
Analysts see Henry Schein posting earnings of $5.38 per share in fiscal 2014. Revenue is expected to grow 7% to $10.2 billion during the current fiscal year. Original estimates of $5.96 in earnings per share and $10.8 billion in revenue for fiscal 2015 could rise with the latest round of deals. Henry Schein expects earnings per share to come in a range of $5.29 to $5.39 for the current fiscal year.
Since the company's 1995 initial public offering, shares are up over 800%. These giant returns are giving patient shareholders a chance to sit back and say "Ahh."
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