Fiscal 2012 vs. Fiscal 2011 Financial Results

Revenue was $979.4 million, an increase of $65.5 million or up 7.2% (up 12.6% on a constant currency basis). The Company's business segments grew as follows: CAD/CAM Systems increased 9.1% (up 13.9% on a constant currency basis), Imaging Systems increased 7.4% (up 11.5% on a constant currency basis), Treatment Centers increased 7.2% (up 15.1% on a constant currency basis), and Instruments increased 0.2% (up 7.5% on a constant currency basis).

Revenue in the United States increased 11.4%, while revenues outside the United States increased 5.5% (up 13.2% constant currency), with particularly robust performance in the Asia-Pacific region.

Gross profit was $524.0 million, up $40.3 million. Gross profit margin was 53.5% for Fiscal 2012, compared to 52.9% in the prior year. Gross profit margin as a percent of sales was positively impacted by lower amortization.

Fiscal 2012 operating income excluding amortization expense was $233.7 million (operating income of $185.7 million plus amortization expense of $47.9 million). This compares to 2011 operating income excluding amortization and a non-cash compensation charge of $222.5 million (operating income of $160.9 million plus amortization expense of $54.9 million, plus the $6.6 million charge).

Conference Call/Webcast Information

Sirona will hold a conference call to discuss its financial results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on November 16, 2012. The teleconference can be accessed by calling +1 800.299.7635 (domestic) or +1 617.786.2901 (international) using passcode # 43749778. The webcast will be available via the Internet at and a presentation relating to the call will be available on our website. A replay of the conference call will be available through November 23, 2012 by calling +1 888 286 8010 (domestic) or +1 617 801 6888 (international) using passcode #17050016. A web archive will be available for 30 days at

About Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.

Sirona, the dental technology leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers and handpieces. Visit for more information about Sirona and its products.

This press release contains forward-looking information about Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.’s financial results, guidance and estimates, business prospects, and products and services that involve substantial risks and uncertainties or other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. You can identify these statements by the use of words such as "may," "could," "estimate," "will," "believe," "anticipate," "think," "intend," "expect," "project," "plan," "target," "forecast", and similar words and expressions which identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, and other factors. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. For a discussion of such risks, uncertainties and other matters that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks relating to, among other factors, the market for dental product and services, pricing, future sales volume of the Company's products, the possibility of changing economic, market and competitive conditions, dependence on products, dependence on key personnel, technological developments, intense competition, market uncertainties, dependence on distributors, ability to manage growth, dependence on key suppliers, dependence on key members of management, government regulation, acquisitions and affiliations and currency exchange rate fluctuations, readers are urged to carefully review and consider various disclosures made by the Company in its Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC’s website, . This presentation contains non GAAP financial measures, which should not be viewed in isolation and do not purport to be an alternative to net income (loss) as an indicator of operating performance or an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. The Company assumes no obligation to and expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this document to reflect new information or future events or developments after the date any such statement is made.


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