|Medtronic Announces Preliminary Second Quarter Revenue|
DUBLIN - November 8, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced its preliminary revenue for its second quarter of fiscal year 2018, which ended October 27, 2017. The company announced preliminary second quarter worldwide revenue of approximately $7.050 billion, a decrease of 4 percent as reported, with the decline driven by the company's divestiture of its Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis (Compression), and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses to Cardinal Health that occurred at the beginning of the quarter. Second quarter revenue increased 3 percent on a comparable, constant currency basis, which adjusts for the divestiture and a $35 million positive impact from foreign currency. Excluding the impact of Hurricane Maria, second quarter revenue growth would have been 4 percent on a comparable, constant currency basis.
The company announced that the impact of Hurricane Maria was approximately $55 to $65 million to its second quarter revenue and is expected to be approximately $0.03 to its second quarter non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS). The company was able to limit the financial impact versus its original expectations provided on October 6th due to the performance and resilience of its employees driving a faster-than-anticipated recovery of its operations in Puerto Rico. As expected, the majority of the impact was to its Minimally Invasive and Restorative Therapies Groups in the United States.
On September 20th, Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico and incapacitated Medtronic's four manufacturing plants. Within two weeks, on October 2nd the company had substantially repaired its four Puerto Rico manufacturing facilities and restarted limited production, with production reaching 50 to 60 percent capacity by October 9th, and ramping to near pre-hurricane capacity by October 18th.
Medtronic's primary focus has been to support the well-being of its more than 5,000 direct and contract employees on the island and restore its operations to full productivity. The company has and continues to provide critical supplies for its people in Puerto Rico, including water, food, temporary housing, medical care, counseling services, child care, laundry facilities, and power generators.
Despite ongoing island infrastructure challenges, the company is now fully prepared for sustained operations on the island. Medtronic took several actions to restore its manufacturing operations, including implementing on-site and redundant power generator systems; alternate technologies for telecommunication and data connectivity; access to critical suppliers and production materials; and shipping, transportation, and logistics capabilities. As a result, the company was able to minimize the impact of the hurricane on both its supply to customers as well as the company's second quarter financial results.
"The creativity, dedication, and persistence of our employees - both on and off the island - in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria was simply incredible. In particular, our employees in Puerto Rico made countless selfless contributions, despite extensive impact to their personal lives, coming to work every day to ensure customers and patients worldwide received our products," said Omar Ishrak, Medtronic chairman and chief executive officer. "Through the efforts of our team, along with help from the local government and the U.S. FDA, we were able to achieve extraordinary results with our Puerto Rico operations over the month of October, well exceeding our initial expectations. I am extremely proud of our passionate employees whose tireless dedication was critical in restoring our operations."
Second Quarter EPS Guidance
Looking ahead, Medtronic plans to report its fiscal 2018 third and fourth quarter financial results on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, and Thursday, May 24, 2018, respectively. Confirmation and additional details will be provided closer to the specific quarterly earnings release date.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
Medtronic management believes that in order to properly understand its short-term and long-term financial trends, including period over period comparisons of the company's operations, investors may find it useful to exclude the effect of certain charges or gains that contribute to or reduce earnings but that result from transactions or events that management believes may or may not recur with similar materiality or impact to operations in future periods (Non-GAAP Adjustments). Medtronic generally uses non-GAAP financial measures to facilitate management's review of the operational performance of the company and as a basis for strategic planning. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered supplemental to and not a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and investors are cautioned that Medtronic may calculate non-GAAP financial measures in a way that is different from other companies. Management strongly encourages investors to review the company's consolidated financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety. Reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the financial schedule accompanying this press release.
Medtronic calculates forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures based on internal forecasts that omit certain amounts that would be included in GAAP financial measures. For instance, forward-looking revenue growth and EPS projections exclude the impact of foreign currency fluctuations. Forward-looking non-GAAP EPS guidance also excludes other potential charges or gains that would be recorded as Non-GAAP Adjustments to earnings during the fiscal year. Medtronic does not attempt to provide reconciliations of forward-looking non-GAAP EPS guidance to projected GAAP EPS guidance because the combined impact and timing of recognition of these potential charges or gains is inherently uncertain and difficult to predict and is unavailable without unreasonable efforts. In addition, we believe such reconciliations would imply a degree of precision and certainty that could be confusing to investors. Such items could have a substantial impact on GAAP measures of financial performance.