- Sales of consumable dental supplies and printed office products increased 1%.
- Mid-single digit revenue growth of technology products was offset by softness in basic equipment resulting in a 3% decline in sales of dental equipment and software. Demand for the next-generation CEREC system incorporating the new Omnicam intraoral camera was strong during the quarter, but sales of this recently introduced system were constrained by product availability.
- Sales of other services and products, consisting primarily of technical service, parts and labor, software support services and artificial teeth, increased 2% from last year’s second quarter.
Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) today reported consolidated sales of $867,193,000 for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 ended October 27, an increase of 1% from $856,875,000 in the year-earlier period. Net income of $45,542,000 or $0.44 per diluted share, compared to $48,954,000 or $0.43 per diluted share in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Net income in this year’s second quarter was affected primarily by below-plan sales of dental equipment, as well as the absorption of $3.0 million of incremental interest expense related to Patterson’s debt issuance in the third quarter of fiscal 2012. Patterson DentalPatterson Dental, Patterson’s largest business, reported sales of $549,149,000, substantially unchanged from last year’s second quarter.