Medtronic Reports First Quarter Financial Results 2017

Medtronic plc announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2017, which ended July 29, 2016.The company reported first quarter worldwide revenue of $7.166 billion, a decrease of 1 percent, or an increase greater than 5 percent on a constant currency, constant weeks (CCCW) basis. Foreign currency translation had a negative $7 million impact on revenue. The first quarter of fiscal year 2017 contained 13 weeks, one less week than the first quarter of fiscal year 2016. The extra week occurs every six years as a result of the company's 52-53 week fiscal year calendar. While it is difficult to calculate an exact impact from the extra week, the company estimates that it resulted in an approximate $450 million benefit to revenue and $0.08 to $0.10 benefit to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year.
First quarter GAAP net income and diluted EPS were $929 million and $0.66, increases of 13 percent and 16 percent, respectively. As detailed in the financial schedules included through the link at the end of this release, first quarter non-GAAP net income and diluted EPS were $1.444 billion and $1.03, representing increases of approximately 11 to 14 percent and approximately 14 to 16 percent, respectively, on a CCCW basis.
U.S. revenue of $4.002 billion represented 56 percent of company revenue and decreased 3 percent, or increased in the low-single digits on a constant weeks basis. Non-U.S. developed market revenue of $2.231 billion represented 31 percent of company revenue and increased 2 percent, or increased in the mid-single digits on a CCCW basis. Emerging market revenue of $933 million represented 13 percent of company revenue and was flat, or increased in the low-double digits on a CCCW basis.
"Q1 was another strong quarter for Medtronic, where our diversified businesses and geographies delivered solid results," said Omar Ishrak, Medtronic chairman and chief executive officer. "In addition to our solid top- and bottom-line performance, we also continue to generate significant free cash flow, and we continue to strategically deploy our capital against our priorities of reinvesting with discipline in M&A and R&D, returning substantial cash to our shareholders, and deleveraging our balance sheet."
About Medtronic
Medtronic plc headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 88,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in approximately 160 countries. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together.