Cardinal Health Reports Fiscal 2014 First-Quarter Results -- Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations(1) increase 36 percent to $1.10, including an $0.18 EPS tax benefit

-- Non-GAAP operating earnings increase 13 percent to $532 million

-- Fiscal 2014 outlook for non-GAAP diluted earnings per share raised to $3.62 to $3.72, reflecting strength of operating earnings performance

-- New $1 billion share repurchase authorization approved

DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health today reported fiscal year 2014 first-quarter revenue of $24.5 billion and a 36 percent increase in non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations to $1.10. Non-GAAP operating earnings increased 13 percent to $532 million. On a GAAP basis, operating earnings increased 3 percent to $471 million, and diluted EPS from continuing operations increased 25 percent to $0.99. The reported EPS figures include contribution of approximately $0.18 related to settlements with tax authorities for certain outstanding audit periods.

"We are off to an outstanding start to fiscal 2014, with both segments achieving strong margin expansion and earnings growth in the first quarter. Our Pharmaceutical segment performance demonstrated balance across the businesses, with robust results in both our generic and branded programs. Our Medical segment made excellent  progress on its key priorities – building the portfolio of preferred products, achieving results from efficiency initiatives, growing strategic hospital network accounts and integrating the 2013 acquisition of AssuraMed," said George Barrett, chairman and chief executive officer of Cardinal Health. 

Barrett said, "Based on our first-quarter results and the strength of our operating earnings performance, we are increasing our fiscal 2014 outlook for non-GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations to a range of $3.62 to $3.72."

This guidance range reflects the company's unchanged assumption of 34.5 to 36 percent non-GAAP effective tax rate range given expectations of further volatility in the quarterly tax rate for the remainder of the year.

"Recognizing our strong operating cash flow and the strength of our balance sheet, the board has approved a new, three-year authorization to repurchase up to $1 billion of Cardinal Health common shares," said Barrett. "This approval allows us to continue our flexible and balanced approach to capital deployment."

The share repurchase program is in addition to the existing share repurchase program approved in August 2012, of which $350 million remains available.

Q1 FY14 SUMMARY


Q1 FY14

Q1 FY13

Y/Y

Revenue

$24.5 billion

$25.9 billion

(5%)





 

Operating Earnings

 

$471 million

 

$457 million

 

3%

Non-GAAP Operating Earnings

 

$532 million

 

$469 million

 

13%





Earnings from Continuing Operations

 

$340 million

 

$272 million

 

25%

Non-GAAP Earnings from Continuing Operations

 

$378 million

 

$281 million

 

35%





Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations

$0.99

$0.79

25%

 

Non-GAAP Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations

 

$1.10

 

$0.81

 

36%

Settlements of federal and state tax matters favorably impacted first-quarter fiscal 2014 GAAP and non-GAAP diluted EPS by $0.18 per share.

SEGMENT RESULTS

Pharmaceutical segment

As expected, revenue for the Pharmaceutical segment declined 7 percent to $21.8 billion, driven by the previously announced expiration of the Express Scripts contract on Sept. 30, 2012, and the Walgreens contract on Aug. 31, 2013. The decline was partially offset by volume growth from new and existing customers. Segment profit increased 8 percent to $433 million, with both generic and branded programs showing strong performance.


Q1 FY14

Q1 FY13

Y/Y

Revenue

$21.8 billion

$23.5 billion

(7%)

Segment Profit

$433 million

$400 million

8%

Medical segment

Revenue for the Medical segment was up 13 percent to $2.7 billion, driven by the early 2013 acquisition of AssuraMed, the leading distributor of medical products to the home. The segment also realized strong growth in its strategic hospital network accounts. Segment profit increased 43 percent to $106 million, primarily driven by the AssuraMed acquisition, planned efficiency initiatives and growth in preferred products, an offering that includes Cardinal Health-branded products.


Q1 FY14

Q1 FY13

Y/Y

Revenue

$2.7 billion

$2.4 billion

13%

Segment Profit

$106 million

$74 million

43%

ADDITIONAL FIRST-QUARTER AND RECENT HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Patricia A. Hemingway Hall, president and CEO of Health Care Service Corp., elected to board of directors
  • Launched the Specialty Pharmacy Alliance, a new suite of services that makes it easier for community pharmacies to improve their patients' access to, and compliance with, specialty medications
  • Launched service for retail pharmacies to give their customers convenient access to more than 40,000 home medical products through AssuraMed's Independence Medical
  • Announced strategic alignment with FedEx to offer health care third-party logistics solutions

CONFERENCE CALL
Cardinal Health will host a webcast and conference call today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern to discuss first-quarter results. To access the call and corresponding slide presentation, go to the Investors page at cardinalhealth.com or dial 224.357.2209. There is no access code required for the call.  

There is no pre-registration for the call. Participants are advised to dial into the call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Presentation slides and an audio replay will be archived on the Cardinal Health website after the conclusion of the meeting. The audio replay will also be available until Nov. 6 by dialing 855.859.2056 or 404.537.3406, passcode 76902753.

UPCOMING WEBCASTED INVESTOR EVENTS

  • Annual Meeting of Shareholders at 8 a.m. Eastern on Nov. 6 at the company headquarters in Dublin, Ohio
  • Investor and Analyst Day at 8 a.m. Eastern on Dec. 10 in New York

At these events, Cardinal Health executives will discuss the company's diverse products and services, company performance and strategies for continued growth. To access more details and a live webcast of the events, go to the Investors page at cardinalhealth.com.

About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $101 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products and services to more than 100,000 locations each day and is also the industry-leading direct-to-home medical supplies distributor. The company is a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company operates the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs 34,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at www.cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.

1 See the attached tables for definitions of the non-GAAP financial measures presented in this news release and reconciliations of the differences between the non-GAAP financial measures and their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Cardinal Health uses its website as a channel of distribution for material company information. Important information, including news releases, analyst presentations and financial information regarding Cardinal Health is routinely posted and accessible on the Investors page at cardinalhealth.com.

Cautions Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements addressing expectations, prospects, estimates and other matters that are dependent upon future events or developments. These statements may be identified by words such as "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "will," "should," "could," "would," "project," "continue," "likely," and similar expressions, and include statements reflecting future results or guidance, statements of outlook and expense accruals. These matters are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, anticipated or implied. These risks and uncertainties include competitive pressures in Cardinal Health's various lines of business; the ability to achieve the expected benefits from the AssuraMed acquisition; the timing of generic and branded pharmaceutical introductions and the frequency or rate of pharmaceutical price appreciation or deflation; the non-renewal, early termination or a default under one or more key customer or supplier arrangements or changes to the terms of or level of purchases under those arrangements; uncertainties due to government health care reform including federal health care reform legislation; changes in the distribution patterns or reimbursement rates for health care products and services; and the effects of any investigation or action by any regulatory authority; changes in the cost of commodities such as oil-based resins, cotton, latex and diesel fuel. Cardinal Health is subject to additional risks and uncertainties described in Cardinal Health's Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K reports and exhibits to those reports. This news release reflects management's views as of Oct. 31, 2013. Except to the extent required by applicable law, Cardinal Health undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.

 

 


Schedule 1

Cardinal Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings (Unaudited)



First Quarter



(in millions, except per common share amounts)

2014


2013


% Change

Revenue

$

24,523



$

25,889



(5)

%

Cost of products sold

23,259



24,730



(6)

%

Gross margin

1,264



1,159



9

%







Operating expenses:






Distribution, selling, general and administrative expenses

732



690



6

%

Restructuring and employee severance

11



5



N.M.

Amortization and other acquisition-related costs

49



28



N.M.

Impairments and loss on disposal of assets



1



N.M.

Litigation (recoveries)/charges, net

1



(22)



N.M.

Operating earnings

471



457



3

%







Other income, net

(4)



(8)



N.M.

Interest expense, net

33



26



28

%

Earnings before income taxes and discontinued operations

442



439



1

%







Provision for income taxes

102



167



(39)

%

Earnings from continuing operations

340



272



25

%







Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

(1)



(1)



N.M.

Net earnings

$

339



$

271



25

%







Basic earnings per common share:






Continuing operations

$

1.00



$

0.80



25

%

Discontinued operations





N.M.

Net basic earnings per common share

$

1.00



$

0.80



25

%







Diluted earnings per common share:






Continuing operations

$

0.99



$

0.79



25

%

Discontinued operations





N.M.

Net diluted earnings per common share

$

0.99



$

0.79



25

%







Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:






Basic

340



341




Diluted

344



344




 

Schedule 2

Cardinal Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


(in millions)

September 30,
2013


June 30,
2013


(Unaudited)



Assets




Current assets:




Cash and equivalents

$

2,753



$

1,901


Trade receivables, net

4,898



6,304


Inventories, net

7,275



8,373


Prepaid expenses and other

1,111



1,192


Total current assets

16,037



17,770






Property and equipment, net

1,445



1,489


Goodwill and other intangibles, net

5,570



5,574


Other assets

764



986


Total assets

$

23,816



$

25,819






Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

10,442



$

12,295


Current portion of long-term obligations and other short-term borrowings

190



168


Other accrued liabilities

1,875



2,127


Total current liabilities

12,507



14,590






Long-term obligations, less current portion

3,693



3,686


Deferred income taxes and other liabilities

1,319



1,568


Total shareholders' equity

6,297



5,975


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

23,816



$

25,819


 


Schedule 3

Cardinal Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)



First Quarter

(in millions)

2014


2013





Cash flows from operating activities:




Net earnings

$

339



$

271


Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

1



1


Earnings from continuing operations

340



272






Adjustments to reconcile earnings from continuing operations to net cash provided by operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization

117



88


Impairments and loss on disposal of assets



1


Share-based compensation

24



24


Provision for bad debts

12



1


Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:




Decrease/(increase) in trade receivables

1,395



(71)


Decrease/(increase) in inventories

1,098



(207)


Increase/(decrease) in accounts payable

(1,852)



464


Other accrued liabilities and operating items, net

(183)



(4)


Net cash provided by operating activities

951



568






Cash flows from investing activities:




Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired

(25)



(100)


Additions to property and equipment

(26)



(26)


Proceeds from maturities of held-to-maturity securities



23


Net cash used in investing activities

(51)



(103)






Cash flows from financing activities:




Net change in short-term borrowings

20



(10)


Reduction of long-term obligations



(4)


Proceeds from issuance of common shares

102



21


Net tax disbursements from share-based compensation

(15)



(22)


Dividends on common shares

(105)



(84)


Purchase of treasury shares

(50)



(200)


Net cash used in financing activities

(48)



(299)






Net increase in cash and equivalents

852



166


Cash and equivalents at beginning of period

1,901



2,274


Cash and equivalents at end of period

$

2,753



$

2,440


 

Schedule 4

Cardinal Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Total Company Business Analysis





Non-GAAP


First Quarter


First Quarter

(in millions)

2014


2013


2014


2013

Revenue








Amount

$

24,523



$

25,889






Growth rate

(5)

%


(3)

%













Operating earnings








Amount

$

471



$

457



$

532



$

469


Growth rate

3

%


11

%


13

%


6

%









Earnings from continuing operations








Amount

$

340



$

272



$

378



$

281


Growth rate

25

%


15

%


35

%


9

%


Refer to the GAAP/Non-GAAP reconciliation for definitions and calculations supporting the Non-GAAP balances.

 

Schedule 5

Cardinal Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Segment Business Analysis



First Quarter



First Quarter

(in millions)

2014


2013


(in millions)

2014


2013

Pharmaceutical





Medical













Revenue





Revenue




Amount

$

21,813



$

23,498



Amount

$

2,711



$

2,393


Growth rate

(7)

%


(4)

%


Growth rate

13

%


1

%

Mix

89

%


91

%


Mix

11

%


9

%










Segment profit





Segment profit




Amount

$

433



$

400



Amount

$

106



$

74


Growth rate

8

%


10

%


Growth rate

43

%


(6)

%

Mix

80

%


84

%


Mix

20

%


16

%

Segment profit margin

1.99

%


1.70

%


Segment profit margin

3.92

%


3.11

%


Refer to definitions for an explanation of calculations.

 

Total consolidated revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2013 was $24,523 million, which included total segment revenue of $24,524 million and Corporate revenue of $(1) million. Total consolidated revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2012 was $25,889 million, which included total segment revenue of $25,891 million and Corporate revenue of $(2) million. Corporate revenue consists primarily of elimination of inter-segment revenue.

 

Total consolidated operating earnings for the three months ended September 30, 2013 were $471 million, which included total segment profit of $539 million and Corporate costs of $(68) million. Total consolidated operating earnings for the three months ended September 30, 2012 were $457 million, which included total segment profit of $474 million and Corporate costs of $(17) million. Corporate includes, among other things, restructuring and employee severance, amortization and other acquisition-related costs, impairments and loss on disposal of assets, litigation (recoveries)/charges, net and certain investment spending that are not allocated to the segments.

 

Schedule 6

Cardinal Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Schedule of Notable Items



First Quarter

(in millions, except per common share amounts)

2014


2013

Restructuring and employee severance

$

(11)



$

(5)


Tax benefit

4



2


Restructuring and employee severance, net of tax

$

(7)



$

(3)






Decrease to diluted EPS from continuing operations

$

(0.02)



$

(0.01)






Amortization and Other Acquisition-Related Costs




Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

$

(45)



$

(21)


Tax benefit

17



8


Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, net of tax

$

(28)



$

(13)






Decrease to diluted EPS from continuing operations

$

(0.08)



$

(0.04)






Other acquisition-related costs

$

(3)



$

(7)


Tax benefit

1



2


Other acquisition-related costs, net of tax

$

(2)



$

(5)






Decrease to diluted EPS from continuing operations

$

(0.01)



$

(0.01)






Total amortization and other acquisition-related costs1

$

(49)



$

(28)


Tax benefit1

18



10


Total amortization and other acquisition-related costs, net of tax1

$

(31)



$

(18)






Decrease to diluted EPS from continuing operations1

$

(0.09)



$

(0.05)






Impairments and loss on disposal of assets

$



$

(1)


Tax benefit




Impairments and loss on disposal of assets, net of tax

$



$

(1)






Decrease to diluted EPS from continuing operations

$



$






Litigation recoveries/(charges), net

$

(1)



$

22


Tax expense



(9)


Litigation recoveries/(charges), net, net of tax

$

(1)



$

13






Increase to diluted EPS from continuing operations

$



$

0.04






Weighted-average number of diluted shares outstanding

344



344



1 The sum of the components may not equal the total due to rounding.

We apply varying tax rates depending on the item's nature and tax jurisdiction where it is incurred.

 

Schedule 7

Cardinal Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Asset Management Analysis



First Quarter



2014


2013

Debt to total capital

38

%


31

%

Net debt to capital

15

%


7

%





Return on equity

22.1

%


17.3

%

Non-GAAP return on equity

24.7

%


17.9

%





Effective tax rate from continuing operations1

23.2

%


38.1

%

Non-GAAP effective tax rate from continuing operations1

24.7

%


37.8

%


1 The settlement of federal and state tax controversies favorably impacted, for fiscal 2014 first quarter, both the effective tax rate from continuing operations and non-GAAP effective tax rate from continuing operations by 14.3 and 12.6 percentage points, respectively. The fiscal 2014 first quarter non-GAAP effective tax rate from continuing operations, excluding the impact of the tax settlement, would have been 37.3%.

 

Refer to the GAAP/Non-GAAP reconciliation for definitions and calculations supporting the Non-GAAP balances.

 

Given the expiration of our pharmaceutical distribution contract with Walgreen Co. on August 31, 2013, we do not believe that days sales outstanding, days inventory on hand, days payable outstanding and net working capital days provide meaningful measures of our working capital performance in fiscal 2014 first quarter.

 

Schedule 8

Cardinal Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries

GAAP / Non-GAAP Reconciliation



First Quarter 2014




Operating

Earnings Before

Provision

Earnings

Earnings from

Diluted EPS

Diluted EPS



Earnings

Income Taxes

for

from

Continuing

from

from Continuing


Operating

Growth

and Discontinued

Income

Continuing

Operations

Continuing

Operations

(in millions, except per common share amounts)

Earnings

Rate

Operations

Taxes

Operations

Growth Rate

Operations

Growth Rate

GAAP

$

471


3

%

$

442


$

102


$

340


25

%

$

0.99


25

%

Restructuring and employee severance

11



11


4


7



0.02



Amortization and other acquisition-related costs

49



49


18


31



0.09



Impairments and loss on disposal of assets









Litigation (recoveries)/charges, net

1



1



1





Non-GAAP

$

532


13

%

$

503


$

124


$

378


35

%

$

1.10


36

%











First Quarter 2013


GAAP

$

457


11

%

$

439


$

167


$

272


15

%

$

0.79


16

%

Restructuring and employee severance

5



5


2


3



0.01



Amortization and other acquisition-related costs

28



28


10


18



0.05



Impairments and loss on disposal of assets

1



1



1





Litigation (recoveries)/charges, net

(22)



(22)


(9)


(13)



(0.04)



Non-GAAP

$

469


6

%

$

451


$

170


$

281


9

%

$

0.81


11

%


The sum of the components may not equal the total due to rounding.

 

We apply varying tax rates depending on the item's nature and tax jurisdiction where it is incurred.

 

Schedule 9

Cardinal Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries

GAAP / Non-GAAP Reconciliation



First Quarter



(in millions)

2014




2013



GAAP return on equity

22.1

%




17.3

%











Non-GAAP return on equity








Net earnings

$

339





$

271




Restructuring and employee severance, net of tax, in continuing operations

7





3




Amortization and other acquisition-related costs, net of tax, in continuing operations

31





18




Impairments and loss on disposal of assets, net of tax, in continuing operations





1




Litigation (recoveries)/charges, net, net of tax, in continuing operations

1





(13)




Adjusted net earnings

$

378





$

280




Annualized

$

1,512





$

1,120













First


Fourth


First


Fourth


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter


2014


2013


2013


2012

Total shareholders' equity

$

6,297



$

5,975



$

6,281



$

6,244


Divided by average shareholders' equity

$

6,136





$

6,263




Non-GAAP return on equity

24.7

%




17.9

%




We apply varying tax rates depending on the item's nature and tax jurisdiction where it is incurred.

 

Schedule 10

Cardinal Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries

GAAP / Non-GAAP Reconciliation



First Quarter

(in millions)

2014


2013

GAAP effective tax rate from continuing operations1

23.2

%


38.1

%





Non-GAAP effective tax rate from continuing operations




Earnings before income taxes and discontinued operations

$

442



$

439


Restructuring and employee severance

11



5


Amortization and other acquisition-related costs

49



28


Impairments and loss on disposal of assets



1


Litigation (recoveries)/charges, net

1



(22)


Adjusted earnings before income taxes and discontinued operations

$

503



$

451






Provision for income taxes

$

102



$

167


Restructuring and employee severance tax benefit

4



2


Amortization and other acquisition-related costs tax benefit

18



10


Impairments and loss on disposal of assets tax benefit




Litigation (recoveries)/charges, net tax expense



(9)


Adjusted provision for income taxes

$

124



$

170






Non-GAAP effective tax rate from continuing operations1

24.7

%


37.8

%






First Quarter


2014


2013

Debt to total capital

38

%


31

%





Net debt to capital




Current portion of long-term obligations and other short-term borrowings

$

190



$

471


Long-term obligations, less current portion

3,693



2,408


Debt

$

3,883



$

2,879


Cash and equivalents

(2,753)



(2,440)


Net debt

$

1,130



$

439


Total shareholders' equity

6,297



6,281


Capital

$

7,427



$

6,720


Net debt to capital

15

%


7

%


1 The settlement of federal and state tax controversies favorably impacted, for fiscal 2014 first quarter, both the effective tax rate from continuing operations and non-GAAP effective tax rate from continuing operations by 14.3 and 12.6 percentage points, respectively. The fiscal 2014 first quarter non-GAAP effective tax rate from continuing operations, excluding the impact of the tax settlement, would have been 37.3%.

 

We apply varying tax rates depending on the item's nature and tax jurisdiction where it is incurred.

 

Forward-Looking Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We present non-GAAP earnings from continuing operations and non-GAAP effective tax rate from continuing operations (and presentations derived from these financial measures, including per share calculations) on a forward-looking basis. The most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP measures are earnings from continuing operations and effective tax rate from continuing operations. We are unable to provide a quantitative reconciliation of these forward-looking non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP measures because we cannot reliably forecast restructuring and employee severance, amortization and other acquisition-related costs, impairments and loss on disposal of assets and litigation (recoveries)/charges, net, which are difficult to predict and estimate and are primarily dependent on future events. Please note that the unavailable reconciling items could significantly impact our future financial results.

Cardinal Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

This earnings release contains financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").  In general, the measures exclude items and charges that (i) management does not believe reflect Cardinal Health, Inc.'s (the "Company") core business and relate more to strategic, multi-year corporate activities; or (ii) relate to activities or actions that may have occurred over multiple or in prior periods without predictable trends.  Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to evaluate the Company's performance, evaluate the balance sheet, engage in financial and operational planning and determine incentive compensation.

Management provides these non-GAAP financial measures to investors as supplemental metrics to assist readers in assessing the effects of items and events on its financial and operating results and in comparing the Company's performance to that of its competitors.  However, the non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations to those financial statements set forth above should be carefully evaluated.

Definitions

Debt: long-term obligations plus short-term borrowings.

Debt to Total Capital: debt divided by (debt plus total shareholders' equity).

Net Debt: a Non-GAAP measure defined as debt minus (cash and equivalents).

Net Debt to Capital: a Non-GAAP measure defined as net debt divided by (net debt plus total shareholders' equity).

Non-GAAP Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations: non-GAAP earnings from continuing operations divided by diluted weighted-average shares outstanding.

Non-GAAP Earnings from Continuing Operations: earnings from continuing operations excluding (1) restructuring and employee severance1, (2) amortization and other acquisition-related costs2, (3) impairments and loss on disposal of assets3 and (4) litigation (recoveries)/charges, net4, each net of tax.

Non-GAAP Effective Tax Rate from Continuing Operations: (provision for income taxes adjusted for (1) restructuring and employee severance, (2) amortization and other acquisition-related costs, (3) impairments and loss on disposal of assets and (4) litigation (recoveries)/charges, net) divided by (earnings before income taxes and discontinued operations adjusted for the same four items).

Non-GAAP Operating Earnings: operating earnings excluding (1) restructuring and employee severance, (2) amortization and other acquisition-related costs, (3) impairments and loss on disposal of assets and (4) litigation (recoveries)/charges, net.

Non-GAAP Return on Equity: (annualized net earnings excluding (1) restructuring and employee severance, (2) amortization and other acquisition-related costs, (3) impairments and loss on disposal of assets and (4) litigation (recoveries)/charges, net, each net of tax) and divided by average shareholders' equity.

Return on Equity: annualized net earnings divided by average shareholders' equity.

Revenue Mix: segment revenue divided by total segment revenue for all segments.

Segment Profit: segment revenue minus (segment cost of products sold and segment distribution, selling, general and administrative expenses).

Segment Profit Margin: segment profit divided by segment revenue.

Segment Profit Mix: segment profit divided by total segment profit for all segments.

1          

Programs whereby the Company fundamentally changes its operations such as closing and consolidating facilities, moving manufacturing of a product to another location, production or business process sourcing, employee severance (including rationalizing headcount or other significant changes in personnel) and realigning operations (including substantial realignment of the management structure of a business unit in response to changing market conditions).



2          

Costs that consist primarily of amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, transaction costs, integration costs and changes in the fair value of contingent consideration obligations.



3         

  Asset impairments and losses from the disposal of assets not eligible to be classified as discontinued operations are classified within impairments and loss on disposal of assets within the condensed consolidated statements of earnings.



4          

Loss contingencies related to litigation and regulatory matters and income from favorable resolution of legal matters.

 

SOURCE Cardinal Health



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