Q4 Revenue of $7.9 Billion Grew 5% as Reported; 5% at Constant Currency
Q4 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.84; Q4 Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $1.33
FY17 Revenue of $29.7 Billion Grew 3% as Reported; Approximately 5% on a Constant Currency, Constant Week Basis
FY17 GAAP Diluted EPS of $2.89; FY17 Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $4.60
FY17 Cash Flow from Operations of $6.9 Billion; FY17 Free Cash Flow of $5.6 Billion
Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017, which ended April 28, 2017.
The company reported fourth quarter worldwide revenue of $7.916 billion, compared to the $7.567 billion reported in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, an increase of 5 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis. Foreign currency translation had a negative $37 million impact on fourth quarter revenue. As reported, fourth quarter GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $1.163 billion and $0.84, respectively. As detailed in the financial schedules included through the link at the end of this release, fourth quarter non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $1.836 billion and $1.33, an increase of 2 percent and 5 percent, respectively.
Fourth quarter U.S. revenue of $4.403 billion represented 56 percent of company revenue and increased 4 percent. Non-U.S. developed market revenue of $2.452 billion represented 31 percent of company revenue and increased 2 percent, or 4 percent on a constant currency basis. Emerging market revenue of $1.061 billion represented 13 percent of company revenue and increased 11 percent, or 10 percent on a constant currency basis.
Medtronic’s fiscal year 2017 revenue of $29.710 billion increased 3 percent, or approximately 5 percent on a constant currency, constant week basis. Foreign currency translation had a negative $34 million impact on fiscal year 2017 revenue. The first quarter of fiscal year 2017 contained 13 weeks, one less week than the first quarter of fiscal year 2016. The extra week occurs every six years as a result of the company’s 52-53 week fiscal year calendar. While it is difficult to calculate an exact impact from the extra week, the company estimates that it resulted in an approximate $450 million benefit to revenue and $0.08 to $0.10 benefit to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year. As reported, fiscal year 2017 net earnings were $4.028 billion or $2.89 per diluted share. As detailed in the link at the end of this release, fiscal year 2017 non-GAAP earnings and diluted EPS were $6.395 billion and $4.60, representing increases of approximately 8 to 9 percent and approximately 11 to 12 percent, respectively, on a constant currency, constant week basis.
“Our fourth quarter results were a strong finish to the fiscal year, with balanced, diversified growth across our groups and regions,” said Omar Ishrak, Medtronic chairman and chief executive officer. “Fiscal year 2017 was a solid year overall for Medtronic. We delivered record revenue, made progress in each of our growth strategies, executed on our Covidien cost synergy commitments, generated strong free cash flow growth, and deployed our capital in line with our stated priorities, balancing the return of cash to our shareholders together with disciplined reinvestment in our businesses.”
Cardiac and Vascular Group
The Cardiac and Vascular Group (CVG) includes the Cardiac Rhythm & Heart Failure (CRHF), Coronary & Structural Heart (CSH), and Aortic & Peripheral Vascular (APV) divisions. CVG worldwide fourth quarter revenue of $2.848 billion increased 4 percent, or 5 percent on a constant currency basis. CVG revenue performance was driven by strong, balanced growth across all three divisions.
- CRHF fourth quarter revenue of $1.544 billion increased 3 percent, or 4 percent on a constant currency basis, with mid-single digit growth on a constant currency basis in Arrhythmia Management driven by the continued global adoption of the Reveal LINQ® insertable cardiac monitor, as well as high-teens growth in AF Solutions on a constant currency basis. Heart Failure growth was driven in part by the company’s first quarter acquisition of HeartWare International, Inc.
- CSH fourth quarter revenue of $847 million increased 4 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis, led by mid-thirties growth on a constant currency basis in transcatheter aortic valves as a result of strong customer adoption of the CoreValve® Evolut® R platform, including the 34mm launch in the U.S. and Europe.
- APV fourth quarter revenue of $457 million increased 5 percent, or 6 percent on a constant currency basis, driven by mid-single digit growth in Aortic and high-single digit growth in Peripheral, both on a constant currency basis. Aortic growth was led by the continued strength of the Endurant® IIs aortic stent graft and solid adoption of the Heli-FX® EndoAnchor® System. Peripheral was driven by low-twenties growth of the clinically differentiated IN.PACT® Admiral® drug-coated balloon and high-single digit growth in atherectomy.
Minimally Invasive Therapies Group
The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG) includes the Surgical Solutions and the Patient Monitoring & Recovery (PMR) divisions. MITG worldwide fourth quarter revenue of $2.605 billion increased 6 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis. MITG had a strong quarter with high-single digit growth in Surgical Solutions and mid-single digit growth in PMR.
- Surgical Solutions fourth quarter revenue of $1.459 billion increased 7 percent, or 8 percent on a constant currency basis, driven by new products in Advanced Stapling and Advanced Energy, including endo stapling specialty reloads, the Valleylab(TM) FT10 energy platform, and LigaSure(TM) vessel sealing instruments. The division also benefitted from the second quarter acquisition of Smith & Nephew’s gynecology business.
- PMR fourth quarter revenue of $1.146 billion increased 4 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis, with the above market growth driven by the re-commercialization of the Puritan Bennett(TM) 980 ventilator and the Capnostream(TM) 20 capnography monitor, growth in capnography disposables, as well as strength in Nellcor(TM) pulse oximetry products.
Restorative Therapies Group
The Restorative Therapies Group (RTG) includes the Spine, Brain Therapies, Specialty Therapies, and Pain Therapies divisions. RTG worldwide fourth quarter revenue of $1.951 billion increased 4 percent, or 5 percent on a constant currency basis. Group results were driven by high-single digit growth in Brain Therapies and Specialty Therapies and low-single digit growth in Spine, offsetting declines in Pain Therapies.
- Spine fourth quarter revenue of $676 million increased 3 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis, demonstrating sustained improvement. Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) grew in the low-double digits on a constant currency basis. Core Spine grew in the low-single digits on a constant currency basis, driven in part by the focus on “Speed-to-Scale” new product launches and strength in Other Biologics.
- Brain Therapies revenue of $585 million increased 9 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis, with strength in Neurovascular and Neurosurgery. Neurovascular grew in the mid-teens on a constant currency basis, driven by strength in sales of the Axium(TM) Prime Extra Soft detachable coils and Solitaire(TM) revascularization devices. Neurosurgery grew in the low-double digits on a constant currency basis, driven by strong sales of the O-arm® O2 surgical imaging system. Brain Modulation grew in the low-single digits on a constant currency basis on sales of the company’s market-leading MR conditional Activa® DBS portfolio.
- Specialty Therapies revenue of $396 million increased 7 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis. All three businesses contributed to growth, with Advanced Energy growing in the low-double digits, Pelvic Health growing in the high-single digits, and ENT growing in the mid-single digits, all on a constant currency basis.
- Pain Therapies revenue of $294 million decreased 2 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis. Pain Therapies had mid-single digit constant currency declines in Spinal Cord Stimulation, as the business faced competitive pressures, partially offset by low-single digit constant currency growth in Drug Pumps and Interventional.
The Diabetes Group includes the Intensive Insulin Management (IIM), Diabetes Service & Solutions (DSS), and Non-Intensive Diabetes Therapies (NDT) divisions. Diabetes Group worldwide fourth quarter revenue of $512 million increased 3 percent, or 4 percent on a constant currency basis.
- IIM grew in the high-single digits on a constant currency basis, with low-double digit growth in the U.S. driven by strong interest in the MiniMed® 630G system and the Priority Access Program for the MiniMed® 670G system, the world’s first hybrid closed loop insulin delivery system. In addition, the division delivered high-single digit constant currency growth in international markets due to strong growth of continuous glucose monitor (CGM) sensors and the continued strength of the MiniMed® 640G system.
- NDT declined in the low-single digits on a constant currency basis. The division grew in the mid-single digits in the U.S. on sales to primary care physicians of the iPro®2 Professional CGM technology with Pattern Snapshot.
- DSS declined in the low-single digits on a constant currency basis. While results were flat on a constant currency basis in international markets, the business did see strong adoption of the Guardian® Connect mobile CGM system. In the U.S., the division had mid-single digit declines due to more stringent payer requirements and lower order sizes.
The company today provided its initial fiscal year 2018 revenue and EPS growth guidance.
In fiscal year 2018, the company expects constant currency revenue growth to be in the range of 4 to 5 percent. While the impact of foreign currency is fluid, if current exchange rates remain similar for the remainder of the fiscal year, the company’s revenue would be positively affected by approximately $75 million to $175 million for the fiscal year, including an approximate negative $10 to negative $60 million impact in the first fiscal quarter.
In fiscal year 2018, the company expects diluted non-GAAP EPS growth to be in the range of 9 to 10 percent on a constant currency basis. Assuming current exchange rates remain similar for the rest of the year, the company’s non-GAAP EPS would be negatively affected by approximately $0.05 to $0.10, including an approximate $0.03 to $0.05 impact in the first fiscal quarter.
The company reiterated its long-term expectation of mid-single digit revenue growth and double digit EPS growth, both on a constant currency basis. In addition, the company noted that the fiscal year 2018 outlook and guidance does not include the impact of the previously announced divestiture of a portion of its Patient Monitoring and Recovery division to Cardinal Health, which the company continues to expect to close in the second fiscal quarter. The company intends to update its guidance upon close of the transaction.
“We are creating distinct competitive advantages and capitalizing on the long-term trends in healthcare: namely, the desire to improve clinical outcomes; the growing demand for expanded access to care; and the optimization of cost and efficiency within healthcare systems. These trends, along with an aging population in most countries, produce secular growth tailwinds that we believe represent sustainable, long-term opportunities for Medtronic,” said Ishrak. “As we look forward, we have a number of catalysts that make us optimistic about our ability to deliver on our commitments and expand patient access around the world to our products and services. Our leadership team and employees continue to focus on driving excellence and impact in all that we do, and we look forward to the fiscal year ahead.”
Medtronic will host a webcast today, May 25, at 8:00 a.m. EDT (7:00 a.m. CDT) to provide information about its businesses for the public, analysts, and news media. This quarterly webcast can be accessed by clicking on the Investor Events link at investorrelations.medtronic.com and this earnings release will be archived at newsroom.medtronic.com. Medtronic will be live tweeting during the webcast on our Newsroom Twitter account, @Medtronic. Within 24 hours of the webcast, a replay of the webcast and transcript of the company’s prepared remarks will be available by clicking on the Investor Events link at investorrelations.medtronic.com.