Raises 2018 diluted EPS guidance range to reflect the impact of U.S. tax reform legislation


MELVILLE, N.Y., February 20, 2018 –

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today reported record fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results. All per-share figures in this news release reflect the 2-for-1 common stock split Henry Schein completed during the third quarter of 2017.

The Company is on a 52/53 week fiscal year ending on the last Saturday in December, and 2016 had an extra selling week compared with 2017. That extra selling week occurred in the fourth quarter of 2016. In order to facilitate a more meaningful analysis, the Company has estimated the impact of the extra week on sales growth and is providing internal sales growth in local currencies excluding that extra week.

Net sales for the quarter ended December 30, 2017 were $3.3 billion, an increase of 6.3% compared with the fourth quarter of 2016. This consisted of internal sales growth in local currencies of 5.1%, acquisition growth of 4.0%, an increase related to foreign currency exchange of 2.4% and a negative impact from the extra week of 5.2% (see Exhibit A for details of sales growth).

Net loss attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $8.5 million, or $0.06 per diluted share on a GAAP basis, representing decreases of 106.1% and 107.0%, respectively, versus the fourth quarter of 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, net income attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $152.1 million, or $0.97 per diluted share, representing growth of 0.5% and 3.2%, respectively, versus the same period last year. Note that fourth quarter 2016 non-GAAP net income excludes restructuring costs of $16.1 million pretax or $0.08 per diluted share. Fourth quarter 2017 non-GAAP net income excludes a one-time charge of $143.0 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, for taxes associated with U.S. tax reform legislation, and a loss of $17.6 million pretax, or $0.11 per diluted share, associated with Henry Schein’s divestiture of its equity ownership in E4D Technologies (see Exhibit B for reconciliation of GAAP net income and EPS to non-GAAP net income and EPS).

“We closed out 2017 with a strong fourth quarter that demonstrates the advantages of our high-touch, value-added solutions business model,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. “Our customers rely on our team of trusted advisors for the clinical, supply chain, technology and business solutions that practitioners and their office personnel need to operate efficient practices. We satisfy practice needs through technology as well as our consultative approach so our customers can focus on patient care. Our competitive position is built upon education, service and support, software and innovation, and strong, long-term customer relationships.”

Taking into account changes to the federal statutory tax rate under the new U.S. tax legislation and its effects on state taxes and other permanent items, the Company expects its effective tax rate in 2018 to be in the 24% range. In recognition of


The following information was filed by Henry Schein Inc (HSIC) on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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