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Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results

Monday, August 2, 2010 Corporate News J E 4
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MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 2 Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the largest provider of healthcare products and services to office-based practitioners, today reported record financial results for the quarter ended June 26, 2010.

Net sales for the second quarter of 2010 were $1.8 billion, an increase of 15.1% compared with the second quarter of 2009. This consists of 15.6% growth in local currencies and a decline of 0.5% related to foreign currency exchange. Internal sales growth in local currencies was 2.1% (see Exhibit A for details of sales growth).

Income from continuing operations attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. for the second quarter of 2010 was $84.0 million or $0.90 per diluted share, an increase of 14.6% and 11.1%, respectively, compared with the second quarter of 2009.

"We are reporting strong top-line growth in local currencies for the quarter and we continue to see indications of positive market trends throughout our global business," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "We also are pleased to report that diluted EPS for the first half of 2010 is up 13.8% compared with the first half of 2009, excluding restructuring costs from both periods."

North American Dental sales of $677.6 million increased 8.9%, consisting of 7.5% growth in local currencies and 1.4% growth related to foreign currency exchange. The 7.5% growth in local currencies included 7.1% growth in Dental consumable merchandise sales and 8.6% growth in Dental equipment sales and service revenues.

"Continued internal Dental consumable merchandise sales growth in local currencies affirms our confidence that the market will show gradual improvement for the rest of the year. Strong internal growth in Dental equipment sales reflects higher demand for basic and for high-tech equipment and is another positive market indicator," commented Mr. Bergman.

North American Medical sales declined 0.4% to $286.3 million. "Results for the second quarter of 2010 were negatively impacted by reduced sales of products related to the H1N1 virus, which were significant in the prior-year quarter," remarked Mr. Bergman.

North American Animal Health sales increased 269.7% to $234.7 million, which included sales of Butler Schein Animal Health. "Integration of the Butler Schein Animal Health business continues to progress according to plan and is expected to be completed during the third quarter," commented Mr. Bergman.

International sales of $602.4 million increased 1.8%, consisting of 4.7% growth in local currencies and a decline of 2.9% related to foreign currency exchange. "International results for the second quarter of 2009 were positively impacted, particularly in Germany, by the timing of the biennial IDS trade show in Europe, resulting in a difficult comparison for Q2 2010. Our International results for the second quarter of 2010 reflect continued growth in the Dental and Animal Health businesses, with particular strength in Spain, France, Holland and the U.K.," added Mr. Bergman.

Technology and Value-Added Services sales of $48.4 million increased 13.7% during the quarter, including 8.0% internal sales growth in local currencies. "During the quarter we saw continued strong growth in our electronic services and software businesses," explained Mr. Bergman.

Year-to-Date Results

For the first half of 2010, net sales of $3.6 billion increased 16.7% compared with the first half of 2009. This increase includes 15.1% growth in local currencies and 1.6% growth related to foreign currency exchange.

Income from continuing operations attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. for the first half of 2010 was $144.9 million or $1.56 per diluted share. Excluding first quarter 2010 restructuring costs of $12.3 million pre-tax or $0.09 per diluted share, and first quarter 2009 restructuring costs of $4.0 million pre-tax or $0.03 per diluted share, income from continuing operations attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. for the first half of 2010 was $153.2 million or $1.65 per diluted share, an increase of 17.0% and 13.8%, respectively, compared with the first half of 2009 (see Exhibit B for reconciliation of GAAP net income and EPS to non-GAAP adjusted net income and EPS).

2010 EPS Guidance

Today, Henry Schein increased the low end of its 2010 financial guidance range, as follows:

The Company noted that it is increasing the low end of its 2010 diluted EPS guidance range despite a strengthening of the U.S. dollar against the euro and pound sterling, which is expected to adversely impact 2010 diluted EPS by $0.05 to $0.06 compared with its initial expectations for the year.

Second Quarter Conference Call Webcast

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss second quarter financial results today, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. Individual investors are invited to listen to the conference call over the Internet through Henry Schein's Web site at www.henryschein.com. In addition, a replay will be available beginning shortly after the call has ended.

About Henry Schein

Henry Schein, a Fortune 500® company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, is recognized for its excellent customer service and highly competitive prices. The Company's five businesses - North American Dental, North American Medical, North American Animal Health, International and Technology - serve more than 600,000 customers worldwide, including dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices and animal health clinics, as well as government and other institutions. The Company operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, which provides customers in more than 200 countries with a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items. Henry Schein also provides exclusive, innovative technology offerings for dental, medical and veterinary professionals, including value-added practice management software and electronic health record solutions.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein employs more than 13,500 people and has operations or affiliates in 23 countries. The Company's net sales reached a record $6.5 billion in 2009. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.

In accordance with the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, we provide the following cautionary remarks regarding important factors that, among others, could cause future results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, expectations and assumptions expressed or implied herein. All forward-looking statements made by us are subject to risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance and achievements or industry results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These statements are identified by the use of such terms as "may," "could," "expect," "intend," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "anticipate" or other comparable terms. A full discussion of our operations and financial condition, including factors that may affect our business and future prospects, is contained in documents we have filed with the SEC and will be contained in all subsequent periodic filings we make with the SEC. These documents identify in detail important risk factors that could cause our actual performance to differ materially from current expectations.

Risk factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current and historical results include, but are not limited to: decreased customer demand and changes in vendor credit terms; disruptions in financial markets; general economic conditions; effects of a highly competitive market; changes in the healthcare industry; changes in regulatory requirements; risks from expansion of customer purchasing power and multi-tiered costing structures; risks associated with our international operations; fluctuations in quarterly earnings; our dependence on third parties for the manufacture and supply of our products; transitional challenges associated with acquisitions, including the failure to achieve anticipated synergies; financial risks associated with acquisitions; regulatory and litigation risks; the dependence on our continued product development, technical support and successful marketing in the technology segment; risks from disruption to our information systems; our dependence upon sales personnel, manufacturers and customers; our dependence on our senior management; possible increases in the cost of shipping our products or other service issues with our third-party shippers; risks from rapid technological change; possible volatility of the market price of our common stock; certain provisions in our governing documents that may discourage third-party acquisitions of us; and changes in tax legislation. The order in which these factors appear should not be construed to indicate their relative importance or priority.

We caution that these factors may not be exhaustive and that many of these factors are beyond our ability to control or predict. Accordingly, any forward-looking statements contained herein should not be relied upon as a prediction of actual results. We undertake no duty and have no obligation to update forward-looking statements.







-- 2010 diluted EPS attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. is expected to be $3.46 to $3.56, compared with previous guidance of $3.44 to $3.56. -- Guidance for 2010 diluted EPS attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. is for current continuing operations as well as completed or previously announced acquisitions, and does not include the impact of potential future acquisitions, if any. -- 2010 guidance excludes the impact of restructuring costs.

SOURCE Henry Schein, Inc.
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