LUXEMBOURG, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a privately-held medical products and technologies company, today announced strong financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013. Revenue for the year increased 3.9% to $1.701B, and adjusted EBITDA, excluding the impact of realized foreign exchange, was up 11.2% to $552.9M.
The company also reported that revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, which ended March 31, 2014, was up over 15% on a preliminary basis. Sales increased across all regions and franchises, with exceptional growth in the Americas and in the Wound Therapeutics and Continence and Critical Care segments.
"Last year was the second year in a row of accelerated business performance for ConvaTec, and we're off to a very strong start to 2014," said Ken Berger, CEO of ConvaTec.
"Our products are resonating in the marketplace, and we are excited about our new product launches. These include a breakthrough AQUACEL wound dressing that promotes healing by disrupting biofilms, an enhanced portfolio of catheters under the GentleCath brand and new ostomy products with our proprietary Moldable Technology for the best fit and skin protection."
ConvaTec is a global medical products and technologies company, with leading market positions in ostomy care, wound therapeutics, continence and critical care, and infusion devices. Our products provide a range of clinical and economic benefits, including infection prevention, protection of at-risk skin, improved patient outcomes and reduced total cost of care. ConvaTec has over 8,000 employees, with 11 manufacturing sites in 8 countries, and we do business in more than 100 countries. We are owned by Nordic Capital and Avista Capital Partners. More information is available at www.convatec.com.
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