Covidien Reports Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Results

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Covidien Reports Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Results

  • Fourth-quarter and fiscal 2012 results negatively impacted by extra selling week in 2011 and unfavorable foreign exchange rate movement
  • Fourth-quarter net sales down 3% (flat excluding foreign exchange rate movement); Medical Devices sales down 1% (up 2% excluding foreign exchange rate movement)
  • Fourth-quarter diluted GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.96; excluding specified items, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $1.02
  • Fiscal 2012 diluted GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations were $3.92; excluding specified items, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $4.26, up 7%

DUBLIN--()--Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) today reported results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 (July - September 2012). Fourth-quarter net sales of $3.00 billion were 3% lower than the $3.08 billion reported in the fourth quarter last year. The reported quarterly sales growth rate reflected unfavorable foreign exchange rate movement, which decreased the rate by about three percentage points, and the inclusion of an extra selling week in the fourth quarter of 2011, which reduced the rate by seven to eight percentage points.

"In Medical Devices, our largest business segment, we continued to generate above-market growth, paced by new offerings that included the Sonicision™ cordless ultrasonic dissection device, Solitaire™ FR revascularization device and the Pipeline® embolization device."

Fourth-quarter 2012 gross margin of 55.6% declined 0.9 percentage points from the 56.5% of the prior-year period. On an adjusted basis, excluding the specified items shown on the attached quarterly Non-GAAP reconciliations table, fourth-quarter 2012 gross margin of 56.5% was 0.2 percentage points below that of a year ago. The decline was largely due to unfavorable foreign exchange rate movement, partially offset by positive business mix and manufacturing cost reduction activities.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the fourth quarter of 2012 were slightly lower than those of the comparable quarter of the year before, reflecting the additional week and higher legal charges in the year-ago period. Research and development (R&D) expense in the fourth quarter of 2012 represented 5.1% of net sales, versus 5.4% of sales in the fourth quarter a year ago.

In the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company reported operating income of $552 million, versus $596 million in the same period the year before. Fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted operating income, excluding specified items on the attached table, was $635 million, compared with $685 million in the prior year. Fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted operating income, excluding the specified items, represented 21.2% of sales, versus 22.3% of sales in the year-ago period.

The fourth-quarter 2012 effective tax rate was 9.2%, versus an effective tax rate of 19.7% in the fourth quarter of 2011. The fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted tax rate, excluding specified items on the attached table, was 17.3%, versus 18.2% in the fourth quarter last year.

Diluted GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.96 in the fourth quarter of 2012, versus $0.93 per share in the comparable quarter of 2011. Fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted diluted earnings per share, excluding specified items on the attached table, were $1.02, versus $1.08 a year earlier.

For fiscal 2012, net sales of $11.85 billion were 2% above the $11.57 billion in the previous year. The fiscal 2012 sales growth rate was reduced by two percentage points due to unfavorable foreign exchange rate movement, and by another approximately two percentage points attributable to the inclusion of an extra selling week in fiscal 2011.

The Company reported operating income of $2.41 billion in fiscal 2012, versus $2.38 billion a year ago. Fiscal 2012 adjusted operating income, excluding the specified items on the attached table, was $2.67 billion, versus $2.57 billion in the previous year. Fiscal 2012 adjusted operating income, excluding specified items, represented 22.5% of sales, versus 22.2% last year.

The effective tax rate was 15.4% for fiscal 2012, versus an effective tax rate of 15.0% in 2011. Excluding the specified items on the attached table, the adjusted tax rate for 2012 was 17.3%, versus 18.3% in 2011.

Fiscal 2012 diluted GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations were $3.92, versus $3.79 in 2011. Excluding the specified items on the attached table, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $4.26 in fiscal 2012, versus $3.97 last year, a 7% increase.

"We delivered a solid performance in the fourth quarter, finishing 2012 in line with our expectations. Reported results were restrained by the strength of the U.S. dollar against most foreign currencies and by the anomaly of an extra selling week in the fourth quarter of 2011," said José E. Almeida, Chairman, President and CEO. "In Medical Devices, our largest business segment, we continued to generate above-market growth, paced by new offerings that included the Sonicision™ cordless ultrasonic dissection device, Solitaire™ FR revascularization device and the Pipeline® embolization device.

"We made significant progress reshaping our portfolio in 2012. We announced the spinoff of the Pharmaceuticals business, while adding more than $4 billion in new market opportunities through acquisitions that offer excellent growth prospects," Mr. Almeida added. "We ramped up R&D investment, launched over 25 new products and implemented a number of productivity initiatives to fund future growth. We again delivered outstanding sales gains in emerging markets, as we begin to reap the benefits of multi-year investments to expand our sales and marketing presence in these fast-growing regions.

"Looking to fiscal 2013, we remain comfortable with the sales and operating margin guidance we issued in September. Despite the headwinds of today's market environment and the U.S. medical device tax, we are confident that our robust pipeline of new products, attractive investment opportunities and capital flexibility will enable us to meet marketplace challenges and deliver good organic growth."

BUSINESS SEGMENT RESULTS

Medical Devices sales of $2.06 billion in the fourth quarter were 1% lower than the $2.09 billion in the comparable quarter of last year. Operational sales growth in the quarter was 2%, as foreign exchange rate movement reduced the quarterly sales growth rate by three percentage points. As stated earlier, sales were also negatively impacted by the extra selling week in the year-ago period. Operationally, fourth-quarter sales in Endomechanical were below those of a year ago. Strong gains for our innovative Tri-Staple™ reloads were more than offset by lower sales of surgical instruments, reflecting price pressures and the impact of the Duet TRS™ recall. In Soft Tissue Repair, higher mesh and biosurgery sales countered a decline for mechanical fixation products, which continue to face marketplace headwinds. Energy registered another double-digit quarterly sales advance, largely due to the continued strong performance of vessel sealing products. In Oximetry & Monitoring, operational sales were above those of last year's fourth quarter, aided by higher sales of sensors and monitors. Airway & Ventilation sales were also ahead of the year-ago quarter, chiefly reflecting a double-digit increase for ventilators. Vascular products posted a sales gain, paced by exceptional growth for neurovascular products.

For fiscal 2012, Medical Devices sales rose 4% to $8.11 billion from $7.83 billion a year ago, led by higher sales of Vascular and Energy products. Foreign exchange rate movement lowered the sales growth rate by two percentage points.

Pharmaceuticals sales of $502 million in the fourth quarter were down 1% from last year's fourth-quarter sales of $507 million. Operational sales growth in the quarter was 2%, as foreign exchange rate movement reduced the quarterly sales growth rate by three percentage points. Pharmaceuticals results were also negatively impacted by the extra selling week in the year-ago period. Sales of Specialty Pharmaceuticals climbed sharply from those of a year ago, primarily due to the strong performance of EXALGO® (hydromorphone HCl). Operationally, sales of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients were above those of the fourth quarter of 2011, led by higher sales of peptides. Sales of Contrast Products in the quarter were below those of the year before, chiefly due to continued weakness in the United States, particularly for devices. Quarterly sales of Radiopharmaceuticals declined, compared with the prior-year period, reflecting lower sales in the Unites States and Europe.

For fiscal 2012, Pharmaceuticals sales advanced 2% to $2.00 billion from $1.97 billion a year ago. The growth was largely attributable to a 16% increase for Specialty Pharmaceuticals. Foreign exchange rate movement lowered the sales growth rate by one percentage point.

Medical Supplies fourth-quarter sales of $439 million fell 9% from $481 million in the comparable quarter of 2011, due to broad-based declines in all four product lines primarily reflecting the extra selling week in the year-ago period.

For fiscal 2012, sales of Medical Supplies, at $1.74 billion, were 2% below the $1.78 billion of 2011, reflecting lower sales of SharpSafety™ and OEM products. Foreign exchange rate movement lowered the sales growth rate by one percentage point.

In the fourth quarter of 2012, Covidien purchased approximately 9.6 million ordinary shares under its previously announced share buyback program.

ABOUT COVIDIEN

Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence. Covidien manufactures, distributes and services a diverse range of industry-leading product lines in three segments: Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies. With 2012 revenue of $11.9 billion, Covidien has 43,000 employees worldwide in 70 countries, and its products are sold in over 140 countries. Please visit www.covidien.com to learn more about our business.

CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST

The Company will hold a conference call for investors today, beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET. This call can be accessed three ways:

  • At Covidien's website: http://investor.covidien.com
  • By telephone: For both "listen-only" participants and those participants who wish to take part in the question-and-answer portion of the call, the telephone dial-in number in the U.S. is 800-295-4740. For participants outside the U.S., the dial-in number is 617-614-3925. The access code for all callers is 60514263.
  • Through an audio replay: A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. on November 9, 2012, and ending at 5:00 p.m. on November 16, 2012. The dial-in number for U.S. participants is 888-286-8010. For participants outside the U.S., the replay dial-in number is 617-801-6888. The replay access code for all callers is 67017254.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

This press release contains financial measures, including operational growth, adjusted gross margin, adjusted operating income, adjusted earnings per share and adjusted operating margin, which are considered "non-GAAP" financial measures under applicable Securities & Exchange Commission rules and regulations.

These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered supplemental to and not a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Company's definition of these non-GAAP measures may differ from similarly titled measures used by others.

The non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release adjust for specified items that can be highly variable or difficult to predict. The Company generally uses these non-GAAP financial measures to facilitate management's financial and operational decision-making, including evaluation of Covidien's historical operating results, comparison to competitors' operating results and determination of management incentive compensation. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company's operations that, when viewed with GAAP results and the reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures, may provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting Covidien's business.

Because non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effect of items that will increase or decrease the Company's reported results of operations, management strongly encourages investors to review the Company's consolidated financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included in the tables accompanying this release.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Any statements contained in this communication that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on our management's current beliefs and expectations, but are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances, which may cause actual results or Company actions to differ materially from what is expressed or implied by these statements. The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, our ability to effectively introduce and market new products or keep pace with advances in technology, the reimbursement practices of a small number of large public and private insurers, cost-containment efforts of customers, purchasing groups, third-party payors and governmental organizations, intellectual property rights disputes, complex and costly regulation, including healthcare fraud and abuse regulations and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, manufacturing or supply chain problems or disruptions, rising commodity costs, recalls or safety alerts and negative publicity relating to Covidien or its products, product liability losses and other litigation liability, divestitures of some of our businesses or product lines, our ability to execute strategic acquisitions of, investments in or alliances with other companies and businesses, competition, risks associated with doing business outside of the United States, foreign currency exchange rates and environmental remediation costs. These and other factors are identified and described in more detail in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011, and in subsequent filings with the SEC. We disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements other than as required by law.

                     
Covidien plc
Consolidated Statements of Income
Quarters Ended September 28, 2012 and September 30, 2011
(dollars in millions, except per share data)
                         
                         
      Quarter Ended     Percent of     Quarter Ended     Percent of
      September 28, 2012 (1)     Net Sales     September 30, 2011 (1)     Net Sales
                         
Net sales     $ 3,001       100.0 %     $ 3,078       100.0 %
Cost of goods sold (2)     1,333       44.4       1,338       43.5  
Gross profit     1,668       55.6       1,740       56.5  
                         
Selling, general and administrative expenses (2)     929       31.0       938       30.5  
Research and development expenses     153       5.1       167       5.4  
Restructuring charges, net     34       1.1       39       1.3  
Operating income     552       18.4       596       19.4  
                         
Interest expense     (51 )     (1.7 )     (50 )     (1.6 )
Interest income     3       0.1       5       0.2  
Other income, net     7       0.2       22       0.7  
                         
Income from continuing operations before income taxes     511       17.0       573       18.6  
                         
Income tax expense     47       1.6       113       3.7  
Income from continuing operations     464       15.5       460       14.9  
                         
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes     (3 )     (0.1 )     (9 )     (0.3 )
Net income     $ 461       15.4       $ 451       14.7  
                         
Basic earnings per share:                        
Income from continuing operations     $ 0.97             $ 0.94        
Loss from discontinued operations     (0.01 )           (0.02 )      
Net income     0.96             0.92        
                         
Diluted earnings per share:                        
Income from continuing operations     $ 0.96             $ 0.93        
Loss from discontinued operations     (0.01 )           (0.02 )      
Net income     0.95             0.92        
                         
Weighted-average number of shares outstanding (in millions):                  
Basic     477             488        
Diluted     483             493        
                         
                         
(1) Fourth quarter 2012 includes 13 weeks and fourth quarter 2011 includes 14 weeks.
                         
(2) Amortization expense of intangible assets is included in the following income statement captions in the amounts shown:
                         
Cost of goods sold     $ 46             $ 40        
Selling, general and administrative expenses     16             12        
      $ 62             $ 52        
                                                   
Covidien plc
Non-GAAP Reconciliations
Quarters Ended September 28, 2012 and September 30, 2011
(dollars in millions, except per share data)
                                                   
        Quarter Ended September 28, 2012 (1)
        Sales     Gross profit    

Gross
margin
percent

   

Operating
income

   

Operating
margin
percent

   

Income from
continuing
operations
before income
taxes

   

Income from
continuing
operations (2)

   

Diluted earnings
per share from
continuing
operations

                                                   
GAAP       $ 3,001       $ 1,668       55.6 %     $ 552       18.4 %     $ 511       $ 464       $ 0.96  
Adjustments:                                                  
Impairments (3)             15             18             18       12       0.02  
Restructuring and related charges, net (4)             2             36             36       29       0.06  
Separation costs (5)                         15             15       13       0.03  
Transaction costs (6)             12             14             14       10       0.02  
Tax matters (7)                                           (37 )     (0.08 )
As adjusted       $ 3,001       $ 1,697       56.5       $ 635       21.2       $ 594       $ 491       1.02  
                                                   
                                                   
        Quarter Ended September 30, 2011 (1)
        Sales     Gross profit    

Gross
margin
percent

   

Operating
income

   

Operating
margin
percent

   

Income from
continuing
operations
before income
taxes

 

   

Income from
continuing
operations (2)

   

Diluted earnings
per share from
continuing
operations

                                                   
GAAP       $ 3,078       $ 1,740       56.5 %     $ 596       19.4 %     $ 573       $ 460       $ 0.93  
Adjustments:                                                  
Restructuring and related charges, net (8)             4             43             43       30       0.06  
Legal charges, net (9)                         46             46       29       0.06  
Impact of tax sharing agreement (10)                                     (12 )     (12 )     (0.02 )
Tax matters (11)                                           25       0.05  
As adjusted       $ 3,078       $ 1,744       56.7       $ 685       22.3       $ 650       $ 532       1.08  
                                                   
                                                   
                                                   
(1) Fourth quarter 2012 includes 13 weeks and fourth quarter 2011 includes 14 weeks.
                                                   
(2) Adjustments are tax effected at the applicable local statutory tax rates.
                                                   
(3) Represents impairment charges resulting from the write-off of inventory and capital equipment associated with the discontinuance of our Duet TRSTMUniversal Straight and Articulating Single-Use Loading Units, $15 million of which is included in cost of goods sold and the remaining $3 million of which is included in selling, general and administrative expenses.
                                                   
(4) Includes $34 million in restructuring charges, net and $2 million of restructuring-related accelerated depreciation included in cost of goods sold.
                                                   
(5) Represents costs incurred related to the separation of our Pharmaceuticals segment, which are included in selling, general and administrative expenses.
                                                   
(6) Represents acquisition-related costs, of which $12 million relates to the sale of acquired inventory that had been written up to fair value upon acquisition and is included in cost of goods sold and $2 million of which relates to transaction costs that are included in selling, general and administrative expenses.
                                                   
(7) Represents the tax benefit resulting from tax planning initiatives that were implemented during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.
                                                   
(8) Includes $39 million in restructuring charges, net and $4 million of restructuring-related accelerated depreciation included in cost of goods sold.
                                                   
(9) Relates to our indemnification obligations for certain claims pertaining to all known pending and estimated future pelvic mesh product liability cases, net of insurance recoveries, which is included in selling, general and administrative expenses.
                                                   
(10) Represents the non-interest portion of the impact of our tax sharing agreement with Tyco International and TE Connectivity included in other income, net.
                                                   
(11) Relates primarily to settlements reached with certain non-U.S. taxing authorities.
                                 
Covidien plc
Segment and Geographical Sales
Quarters Ended September 28, 2012 and September 30, 2011
(dollars in millions)
                                 
        Quarter Ended (1)                  
       

September 28,
2012

   

September 30,
2011

   

Percent
change

   

Currency
impact

   

Operational
growth (2)

                                 
Medical Devices                                
United States       $ 932       $ 921       1 %    

%

    1 %
Non-U.S.       1,128       1,169       (4 )     (7 )     3  
        $ 2,060       $ 2,090       (1 )     (3 )     2  
                                 
Pharmaceuticals                                
United States       $ 344       $ 332       4

%

   

%

    4 %
Non-U.S.       158       175       (10 )     (8 )     (2 )
        $ 502       $ 507       (1 )     (3 )     2  
                                 
Medical Supplies                                
United States       $ 392       $ 425       (8 )%    

%

    (8 )%
Non-U.S.       47       56       (16 )     (9 )     (7 )
        $ 439       $ 481       (9 )     (1 )     (8 )
                                 
Covidien plc                                
United States       $ 1,668       $ 1,678       (1 )%    

%

    (1 )%
Non-U.S.       1,333       1,400       (5 )     (7 )     2  
        $ 3,001       $ 3,078       (3 )     (3 )      
                                 
                                 
                                 
(1) Fourth quarter 2012 includes 13 weeks and fourth quarter 2011 includes 14 weeks.
                                 
(2) Operational growth, a non-GAAP financial measure, measures the change in sales between current and prior year periods using a constant currency, the exchange rate in effect during the applicable prior year period. See description of non-GAAP financial measures contained in this release.
                                 
Covidien plc
Select Product Line Sales
Quarters Ended September 28, 2012 and September 30, 2011
(dollars in millions)
                               
      Quarter Ended (1)                  
     

September 28,
2012

   

September 30,
2011

   

Percent
change

   

Currency
impact

   

Operational
growth (2)

                               
Medical Devices                              
Endomechanical Instruments     $ 578       $ 624       (7 )%     (4 )%     (3 )%
Soft Tissue Repair Products     216       230       (6 )     (5 )     (1 )
Energy Devices     336       316       6       (4 )     10  
Oximetry & Monitoring Products     230       226       2       (2 )     4  
Airway & Ventilation Products     193       198       (3 )     (5 )     2  
Vascular Products     407       393       4       (1 )     5  
                               
Pharmaceuticals                              
Specialty Pharmaceuticals     $ 152       $ 137       11 %    

%

    11 %
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients     107       104       3       (1 )     4  
Contrast Products     133       144       (8 )     (5 )     (3 )
Radiopharmaceuticals     110       122       (10 )     (4 )     (6 )
                               
                               
                               
(1) Fourth quarter 2012 includes 13 weeks and fourth quarter 2011 includes 14 weeks.
                               
(2) Operational growth, a non-GAAP financial measure, measures the change in sales between current and prior year periods using a constant currency, the exchange rate in effect during the applicable prior year period. See description of non-GAAP financial measures contained in this release.
                             
Covidien plc
Consolidated Statements of Income
Fiscal Years Ended September 28, 2012 and September 30, 2011
(dollars in millions, except per share data)
                           
                           
        Fiscal Year Ended     Percent of     Fiscal Year Ended     Percent of
        September 28, 2012(1)     Net Sales     September 30, 2011(1)     Net Sales
                           
Net sales       $ 11,852       100.0 %     $ 11,574       100.0 %
Cost of goods sold (2)       5,038       42.5       4,996       43.2  
Gross profit       6,814       57.5       6,578       56.8  
                           
Selling, general and administrative expenses (2)       3,686       31.1       3,538       30.6  
Research and development expenses       623       5.3       554       4.8  
Restructuring charges, net       91       0.8       122       1.1  
Shareholder settlement income                   (11 )     (0.1 )
Operating income       2,414       20.4       2,375       20.5  
                           
Interest expense       (206 )     (1.7 )     (203 )     (1.8 )
Interest income       16       0.1       22       0.2  
Other income, net       25       0.2       22       0.2  
                           
Income from continuing operations before income taxes       2,249       19.0       2,216       19.1  
                           
Income tax expense       347       2.9       333       2.9  
Income from continuing operations       1,902       16.0       1,883       16.3  
                           
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes       3             (15 )     (0.1 )
Net income       $ 1,905       16.1       $ 1,868       16.1  
                           
Basic earnings per share:                          
Income from continuing operations       $ 3.96             $ 3.82        
Income (loss) from discontinued operations       0.01             (0.03 )      
Net income       3.96             3.79        
                           
Diluted earnings per share:                          
Income from continuing operations       $ 3.92             $ 3.79        
Income (loss) from discontinued operations       0.01             (0.03 )      
Net income       3.92             3.76        
                           
Weighted-average number of shares outstanding (in millions):                          
Basic       481             493        
Diluted       486             497        
                           
                           
(1) Fiscal 2012 includes 52 weeks and fiscal 2011 includes 53 weeks.
                           
(2) Amortization expense of intangible assets is included in the following income statement captions in the amounts shown:
                           
Cost of goods sold       $ 169             $ 154        
Selling, general and administrative expenses       55             48        
        $ 224             $ 202        
                                                 
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Non-GAAP Reconciliations
Fiscal Years Ended September 28, 2012 and September 30, 2011
(dollars in millions, except per share data)
                                                 
      Fiscal Year Ended September 28, 2012 (1)
      Sales     Gross profit    

Gross
margin
percent

   

Operating
income

   

Operating
margin
percent

   

Income from
continuing
operations
before income
taxes

   

Income from
continuing
operations (2)

   

Diluted earnings
per share from
continuing
operations

                                                 
GAAP     $ 11,852       $ 6,814       57.5 %     $ 2,414       20.4 %     $ 2,249       $ 1,902       $ 3.92  
Adjustments:                                                
Impairments (3)           15             18             18       12       0.03  
Restructuring and related charges, net (4)           13             104             104       77       0.16  
Legal charges (5)                       47             47       35       0.07  
Separation costs (6)                       36             36       31       0.06  
Transaction costs (7)           17             49             43       30       0.06  
Loss on retirement of debt (8)                                   9       9       0.02  
Impact of tax sharing agreement (9)                                   (4 )     (4 )     (0.01 )
Tax matters (10)                                         (24 )     (0.05 )
As adjusted     $ 11,852       $ 6,859       57.9       $ 2,668       22.5       $ 2,502       $ 2,068       4.26  
                                                 
                                                 
      Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2011 (1)
      Sales     Gross profit    

Gross
margin
percent

   

Operating
income

   

Operating
margin
percent

   

Income from
continuing
operations
before income
taxes

   

Income from
continuing
operations(2)

   

Diluted earnings
per share from
continuing
operations

                                                 
GAAP     $ 11,574       $ 6,578       56.8 %     $ 2,375       20.5 %     $ 2,216       $ 1,883       $ 3.79  
Adjustments:                                                
Inventory charges (11)           32             32             32       20       0.04  
Restructuring and related charges, net(12)           4             126             126       90       0.18  
Legal charges, net (5)                       46             46       29       0.06  
Shareholder settlement income (13)                       (11 )           (11 )     (11 )     (0.02 )
Impact of tax sharing agreement (9)                                   6       6       0.01  
Tax matters (14)                                         (43 )     (0.09 )
As adjusted     $ 11,574       $ 6,614       57.1       $ 2,568       22.2       $ 2,415       $ 1,974       3.97  
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
(1) Fiscal 2012 includes 52 weeks and fiscal 2011 includes 53 weeks.
                                                 
(2) Adjustments are tax effected at the applicable local statutory tax rates.
                                                 
(3) Represents impairment charges resulting from the write-off of inventory and capital equipment associated with the discontinuance of our Duet TRSTMUniversal Straight and Articulating Single-Use Loading Units, $15 million of which is included in cost of goods sold and the remaining $3 million of which is included in selling, general and administrative expenses.
                                                 
(4) Includes $91 million in restructuring charges, net and $13 million of restructuring-related accelerated depreciation included in cost of goods sold.
                                                 
(5) Relates to our indemnification obligations for certain claims pertaining to all known pending and estimated future pelvic mesh product liability cases, net of insurance recoveries, which is included in selling, general and administrative expenses.
                                                 
(6) Represents costs incurred related to the separation of our Pharmaceuticals segment, which are included in selling, general and administrative expenses.
                                                 

(7) Includes acquisition-related costs, of which $20 million relates to transaction costs that are included in selling, general and administrative expenses; $17 million of which relates to the sale of acquired inventory that had been written up to fair value upon acquisition and is included in cost of goods sold; and $12 million of which relates a license agreement and is included in research and development expenses. Also includes a $6 million gain on the sale of our non-controlling interest in superDimension, which is included in other income, net.

                                                 
(8) Represents the loss on the retirement of debt included in other income, net, which resulted from the early redemption of certain senior notes.
                                                 
(9) Represents the non-interest portion of the impact of our tax sharing agreement with Tyco International and TE Connectivity included in other income, net.
                                                 
(10) Relates primarily to the tax benefit resulting from tax planning initiatives, partially offset by settlements reached with certain non-U.S. taxing authorities.
                                                 
(11) Represents acquisition-related costs related to the sale of acquired ev3 inventory that had been written up to fair value upon acquisition and is included in cost of goods sold.
                                                 
(12) Includes $122 million in restructuring charges, net and $4 million of restructuring-related accelerated depreciation included in cost of goods sold.
                                                 
(13) Represents income resulting from the reversal of our portion of the remaining reserves that had been established to settle Tyco International's securities cases, which have all been resolved.
                                                 
(14) Primarily relates to a settlement reached with certain non-U.S. taxing authorities and, to a lesser extent, the release of certain U.S. and non-U.S. uncertain tax positions as a result of statute expirations.
                                   
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Segment and Geographical Sales
Fiscal Years Ended September 28, 2012 and September 30, 2011
(dollars in millions)
                                   
        Fiscal Year Ended (1)                    
       

September 28,
2012

   

September 30,
2011

   

Percent
change

   

Currency
impact

   

Operational
growth (2)

 
                                   
Medical Devices      

 

                         
United States       $ 3,683       $ 3,483       6 %    

%

    6 %
Non-U.S.       4,428       4,346       2       (3 )     5  
        $ 8,111       $ 7,829       4       (2 )     6  
                                   
Pharmaceuticals                                  
United States       $ 1,346       $ 1,288       5 %    

%

    5 %
Non-U.S.       655       679       (4 )     (5 )     1  
        $ 2,001       $ 1,967       2       (1 )     3  
                                   
Medical Supplies                                  
United States       $ 1,543       $ 1,560       (1 )%    

%

    (1 )%
Non-U.S.       197       218       (10 )     (7 )     (3 )
        $ 1,740       $ 1,778       (2 )     (1 )     (1 )
                                   
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United States       $ 6,572       $ 6,331       4 %    

%

    4 %
Non-U.S.       5,280       5,243       1       (3 )     4  
        $ 11,852       $ 11,574       2       (2 )     4  
                                   
                                   
                                   
(1) Fiscal 2012 includes 52 weeks and fiscal 2011 includes 53 weeks.
                                   
(2) Operational growth, a non-GAAP financial measure, measures the change in sales between current and prior year periods using a constant currency, the exchange rate in effect during the applicable prior year period. See description of non-GAAP financial measures contained in this release.
                                 
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Select Product Line Sales
Fiscal Years Ended September 28, 2012 and September 30, 2011
(dollars in millions)
                                 
        Fiscal Year Ended (1)                  
       

September 28,
2012

   

September 30,
2011

   

Percent
change

   

Currency
impact

   

Operational
growth (2)

                                 
Medical Devices                                
Endomechanical Instruments       $ 2,336       $ 2,342      

%

    (2 )%     2 %
Soft Tissue Repair Products       882       900       (2 )     (3 )     1  
Energy Devices       1,305       1,170       12       (2 )     14  
Oximetry & Monitoring Products       867       853       2       (1 )     3  
Airway & Ventilation Products       743       752       (1 )     (2 )     1  
Vascular Products       1,602       1,426       12       (1 )     13  
                                 
Pharmaceuticals                                
Specialty Pharmaceuticals       $ 573       $ 494       16 %    

%

    16 %
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients       433       416       4       (1 )     5  
Contrast Products       542       598       (9 )     (3 )     (6 )
Radiopharmaceuticals       453       459       (1 )     (2 )     1  
                                 
                                 
                                 
(1) Fiscal 2012 includes 52 weeks and fiscal 2011 includes 53 weeks.
                                 
(2) Operational growth, a non-GAAP financial measure, measures the change in sales between current and prior year periods using a constant currency, the exchange rate in effect during the applicable prior year period. See description of non-GAAP financial measures contained in this release.