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Zimmer Biomet Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Zimmer Biomet
Posted on: 26 Apr 18

WARSAW, Ind., April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.  The Company reported first quarter net sales of $2.018 billion, an increase of 2.3% over the prior year period, and a decrease of 1.5% on a constant currency basis.  Diluted earnings per share for the first quarter were $0.85, a decrease of 42.2% from the prior year period.  First quarter adjusted diluted earnings per share were $1.91, a decrease of 10.3% from the prior year period.

"As expected, in the first quarter our performance continued to reflect supply headwinds associated with key brands within our Knee, Hip and S.E.T. portfolios, as well as the ongoing quality remediation work at our Warsaw North Campus facility," said Bryan Hanson, President and CEO of Zimmer Biomet.  "As we look out over the course of the next 18 to 24 months, we will stay laser-focused on taking the necessary actions to narrow our gap to market and drive sustained shareholder value.  These actions include successfully driving our ongoing quality remediation program, restoring supply, and scaling up the commercial launch of compelling new technologies, all of which remain on track."

Net earnings for the first quarter were $174.7 million, and $390.9 million on an adjusted basis.  Operating cash flow for the first quarter was $490.5 million.  Free cash flow in the quarter was $403.4 million.

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Last updated on: 26/04/2018

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