Cardinal Health Reports Fiscal 2010 Results, Raises Fiscal 2011 Outlook


Healthcare Market Reports :- Cardinal Health today reported fiscal 2010 revenue of $98.5 billion and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations(1) of  $2.22. Revenue for the fourth quarter was $24.5 billion and diluted EPS from continuing operations for the quarter was $0.54, or $0.50 on a non-GAAP basis. The company also raised its non-GAAP diluted EPS outlook for fiscal 2011 to a range of $2.38 to $2.48 from its preliminary outlook of $2.35 to $2.45.

"I am extremely proud of the progress we made in FY2010 and the actions we took to shift our growth trajectory and position us for the coming years," said George Barrett, chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health. "Our Medical segment grew profits by 11 percent for the year, while continuing to make key strategic investments. The Pharmaceutical segment declined by 3 percent, but performed considerably better than we anticipated for the full year as a result of execution on major initiatives, disciplined cost controls and some unplanned generic launches. These items largely offset the dampening effect of the actions we took to improve our strategic positioning, the negative impact from the year-over-year comparison of generic launches and the severe supply shortages in nuclear pharmacy."

Operating cash flow for fiscal 2010 increased to $2.1 billion, driven by strong working capital management.