The Cooper Companies, Inc.
Dec 11, 2007

The Cooper Companies Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Results

PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 11, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) today reported fiscal fourth quarter 2007 and full year results.

Financial Highlights

Commenting on the Company's performance, Robert S. Weiss, Cooper's chief executive officer said, "Our 2007 results finished below expectations as in the fourth quarter we took charges on the completion of the three year Ocular integration plan including the write off of obsolete manufacturing equipment that was replaced by newer technology.

"CVI's fourth quarter revenues were strong in all geographic markets, and we outpaced market growth. In 2007, CVI gained market share in spite of its manufacturing capacity limitations with silicone hydrogel and single-use products and now manufacturing capacity for these products is ramping up nicely.

"With this increased capacity, we expect to compete effectively in the monthly silicone hydrogel market in the United States and look forward to entering the two-week silicone sphere market in the April/May period of 2008, earlier than previously anticipated, and the silicone toric market at the end of the calendar year. We believe we are now beginning to see a revival of CVI's historic revenue growth and share gain patterns."

Fourth Quarter Operating Results

The operating results discussed above include costs considered unrelated to core operating performance as listed in the section "Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results Explanation of Non-GAAP Measures" and the table "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Operating Results."

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Highlights

Fourth Quarter Operational Highlights

2008 Revenue and Earnings Guidance

Cooper expects fiscal 2008 revenue of $1,040 million to $1,090 million in constant currency (previous guidance was $1,020 million to $1,090 million) and non-GAAP EPS of $2.40 to $2.65 and GAAP EPS of $1.30 to $1.80.


            Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP EPS Guidance
            -----------------------------------------------

                                                     EPS Range
                                                   Low      High
                                                  -----    -----
 GAAP EPS guidance                                $1.30    $1.80
 Other identified items                            0.70     0.50
                                                  -----    -----
                                                  $2.00    $2.30
 Share-based compensation expense                  0.40     0.35
                                                  -----    -----
 Non-GAAP EPS guidance                            $2.40    $2.65
                                                  =====    =====

CVI expects fiscal 2008 revenue of $875 million to $920 million (previously $855 million to $920 million), a growth rate of 10% to 16% versus the prior year. CSI expects fiscal 2008 revenue of $165 million to $170 million, unchanged from previous guidance.

CooperVision Fiscal Fourth Quarter Operating Highlights

Note: Please see the "Quick Links" section of Cooper's Website www.coopercos.com/investor for Supplemental Market and Revenue Data tables.

CVI Anticipated New Product Introductions

CVI Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2007 Expenses

CVI's reported gross margin was 44% compared with 59% in the fourth quarter of 2006. These results include costs for share-based compensation, acquisition, production start-up and integration charges as described in the section "Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results Explanation of Non-GAAP Measures" and the table below. These related primarily to the consolidation of manufacturing locations and start-up expenses for new silicone hydrogel products.

CVI's SGA expense grew 12% during the quarter. These results also include items described in the section "Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results Explanation of Non-GAAP Measures" and the table below.

CVI's research and development expense was $7.8 million in the fourth quarter, an increase of 6% over the same period in 2006 representing 4% of sales in both periods.

Operating margin was negative 3% compared with 12% in the fourth quarter of 2006, reflecting the impact of items described in the table below. Excluding such items, operating margins were 20% in the current quarter compared to 21% in the fourth quarter last year.

CooperSurgical Fiscal Fourth Quarter Operating Highlights

Cooper Companies Management Changes

The following recent management changes were effective November 1, 2007:

Conference Call

The Cooper Companies will hold a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2007 results today at 5pm Eastern Time. In the United States, dial +1-866-713-8538. Outside the United States, dial +1-617-597-5310. The passcode is 36403314.

A replay will be available approximately one hour after the call ends and will be available for five days. In the United States, dial +1-888-286-8010. Outside the United States, dial +1-617-801-6888. The replay passcode is 79118648. This call will also be broadcast live on The Cooper Companies' Website, www.coopercos.com and at www.streetevents.com.

Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results Explanation of Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to results in accordance with GAAP, Cooper management also considers non-GAAP operating results as important supplemental financial measures in evaluating its ongoing core operating results and in making operating decisions.

Non-GAAP operating results and guidance exclude from GAAP operating results share-based compensation expense and other items that management does not consider part of core operating performance. Management uses these non-GAAP operating results to compare actual operating results to its business plans, assess expectations after the integration period, calculate debt compliance covenants, allocate resources and evaluate potential acquisitions. Management believes that presenting these non-GAAP operating results also allows investors, as well as management, to evaluate operating results from one period to another on a comparable basis.

Specific items that Cooper excludes from its GAAP results when evaluating core operational performance are:

Not all the items listed occurred in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2007 or 2006. Specific amounts for the items in the fiscal fourth quarter and twelve-months ended 2007 and 2006 are below in the table headed "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Operating Results."

Operating results adjusted for these items should not be considered alternatives to any performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP. We present them because we consider their disclosure an important supplemental measure of performance. In evaluating Cooper's non-GAAP operating results and guidance, investors are cautioned that in future periods Cooper expects to incur expenses similar to those for which adjustments are made in the presentation of non-GAAP operating results. Presentation of non-GAAP operating results and guidance should not be construed as an implication that future results will be unaffected by similar items or nonrecurring or unusual charges.

Cooper's non-GAAP operating results have limitations as an analytical tool, including that they do not reflect the cost of:

In addition, non-GAAP operating results may not be useful when comparing Cooper to other companies that may calculate these measures differently. Moreover, the impact of many of the items excluded (particularly litigation and restructuring) on guidance is difficult to quantify because of significant uncertainty in timing and the range of possible outcomes. These items could be material.

Cooper compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on GAAP operating results and supplementing these with non-GAAP operating results.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements relating to plans, prospects, goals, strategies, future actions, events or performance and other statements which are other than statements of historical fact. In addition, all statements regarding anticipated growth in our revenue, anticipated market conditions, planned product launches and expected results of operations and integration of any acquisition (including the Ocular business) are forward-looking. To identify these statements look for words like "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "could," "seeks," "intends," "plans," "estimates" or "anticipates" and similar words or phrases. Forward-looking statements necessarily depend on assumptions, data or methods that may be incorrect or imprecise and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause our actual results and future actions to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements are:

Dilution to earnings per share from acquisitions or issuing stock.

  • Changes in tax laws or their interpretation and changes in effective tax rates, including by reason of changes in the Company's geographic profit mix.
  • Changes in the Company's expected utilization of recognized net operating loss carry forwards.
  • The requirement to provide for a significant liability or to write off a significant asset, including impaired goodwill.
  • Changes in accounting principles or estimates.
  • Disruptions or delays related to implementation of information technology systems covering the Company's businesses, or other events which could result in management having to report a material weakness in the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting in its 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
  • Environmental risks including significant environmental cleanup costs above those already accrued.
  • Other events described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the "Business" and "Risk Factors" sections in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, as such Risk Factors may be updated in quarterly filings.

    We caution investors that forward-looking statements reflect our analysis only on their stated date. We disclaim any intent to update them except as required by law.

    Corporate Information

    The Cooper Companies, Inc. (www.coopercos.com) manufactures and markets specialty healthcare products through its CooperVision and CooperSurgical units. Corporate offices are in Pleasanton, Calif. A toll free interactive telephone system at 1-800-334-1986 provides stock quotes, recent press releases and financial data.

    CooperVision (www.coopervision.com) manufactures and markets contact lenses. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., it manufactures in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, Norfolk, Va., Rochester, N.Y., Adelaide, Australia, Hamble and Hampshire England and Madrid, Spain.

    CooperSurgical (www.coopersurgical.com) manufactures and markets diagnostic products, surgical instruments and accessories to the women's healthcare market with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Trumbull and Orange, Conn., and in Pasadena, Calif., Houston, Texas, Williston, Vt., Fort Atkinson, Wis., Montreal and Berlin.

    The Cooper Companies, Inc. and its subsidiaries and/or affiliates own, license or distribute the following trademarks which are italicized in this release: Proclear®, Proclear® 1 Day and Biofinity® are registered trademarks of The Cooper Companies, Inc., its subsidiaries and/or affiliates. PC Technology is a trademark of The Cooper Companies, Inc., its subsidiaries and/or affiliates.

    The information on Cooper's Websites and its interactive telephone system are not part of this news release.

    
                  THE COOPER COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations
                -----------------------------------------------
                   (In thousands, except per share amounts)
                                  (Unaudited)
    
                               Three Months Ended          Year Ended
                                   October 31,             October 31,
                              --------------------    --------------------
                                2007        2006        2007        2006
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
     Net sales                $253,824    $216,026    $950,641    $858,960
     Cost of sales             136,584      88,334     431,110     332,983
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
     Gross profit              117,240     127,692     519,531     525,977
     Selling, general and
      administrative expense   104,973      94,757     407,951     357,842
     Research and
      development expense        9,277       8,437      39,858      34,547
     Restructuring costs         2,896      (1,449)      9,674       6,385
     Amortization of
      intangibles                4,191       3,541      16,194      14,303
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
     Operating (loss) income    (4,097)     22,406      45,854     112,900
     Interest expense           10,888       8,497      42,683      37,331
     Other (loss) income, net   (3,839)       (577)     (2,499)     (2,232)
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
     (Loss) income before
      income taxes             (18,824)     13,332         672      73,337
     Provision (benefit) for
      income taxes               5,370        (270)     11,864       7,103
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
     Net (loss) income         (24,194)     13,602     (11,192)     66,234
     Add interest charge
      applicable to
      convertible debt, net
      of tax                        --         523          --       2,090
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
     (Loss) income for
      calculating earnings
      per share               $(24,194)   $ 14,125    $(11,192)   $ 68,324
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
     Diluted (loss) earnings
      per share               $  (0.54)   $   0.30    $  (0.25)   $   1.44
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
     Number of shares used
      to compute earnings
      per share                 44,835      47,585      44,707      47,569
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
    
                 THE COOPER COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                    Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
                    -------------------------------------
                                (In thousands)
                                 (Unaudited)
    
                                                  October 31,   October 31,
                                                     2007          2006
                                                  ----------    ----------
                                    ASSETS
    
     Current assets:
       Cash and cash equivalents                  $    3,226    $    8,224
       Trade receivables, net                        164,493       146,584
       Inventories                                   267,914       236,512
       Deferred tax asset                             23,395        19,659
       Other current assets                           58,494        45,972
                                                  ----------    ----------
         Total current assets                        517,522       456,951
                                                  ----------    ----------
     Property, plant and equipment, net              604,530       496,357
     Goodwill                                      1,253,686     1,217,084
     Other intangibles, net                          145,833       147,160
     Deferred tax asset                               20,015        21,479
     Other assets                                     18,685        13,570
                                                  ----------    ----------
                                                  $2,560,271    $2,352,601
                                                  ==========    ==========
    
                     LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    
     Current liabilities:
       Short-term debt                            $   46,514    $   61,366
       Other current liabilities                     239,966       215,264
                                                  ----------    ----------
         Total current liabilities                   286,480       276,630
                                                  ----------    ----------
     Long-term debt                                  830,116       681,286
     Other liabilities                                 9,408         6,682
     Deferred tax liabilities                         10,678         9,494
                                                  ----------    ----------
         Total liabilities                         1,136,682       974,092
                                                  ----------    ----------
     Stockholders' equity                          1,423,589     1,378,509
                                                  ----------    ----------
                                                  $2,560,271    $2,352,601
                                                  ==========    ==========
    

    Unaudited Supplemental Statement of Operations Data and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Operating Results ($ in thousands, except per share amounts)

    The tables below present supplemental statement of operations data reflecting Cooper's individual business units and the effect of specified items, together with a reconciliation of non-GAAP operating results based on the items discussed in the section "Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results Explanation of Non-GAAP Measures."

    
                 THE COOPER COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
            Consolidated Statements of Operations by Business Unit
                                 (Unaudited)
    
                               Three Months Ended              %       %
                                   October 31,          %   Revenue Revenue
                                2007        2006    Increase  2007    2006
                              --------    --------  -----------------------
     Net sales:
     CVI                      $212,065    $182,674      16%    100%    100%
     CSI                        41,759      33,352      25%    100%    100%
                              --------    --------
     Total net sales           253,824     216,026      17%    100%    100%
                              --------    --------
    
     Cost of sales:
     CVI (1)                   118,872      74,391      60%     56%     41%
     CSI (2)                    17,712      13,943      27%     42%     42%
                              --------    --------
     Total cost of
      sales (1), (2)           136,584      88,334      55%     54%     41%
                              --------    --------
    
     Gross profit:
     CVI                        93,193     108,283     -14%     44%     59%
     CSI                        24,047      19,409      24%     58%     58%
                              --------    --------
     Total gross profit        117,240     127,692      -8%     46%     59%
                              --------    --------
    
     SGA:
     CVI (3)                    85,997      76,565      12%     41%     42%
     CSI (4)                    12,433      11,508       8%     30%     35%
     Corporate (5)               6,543       6,684      -2%    N/A     N/A
                              --------    --------
     Total SGA (3) - (5)       104,973      94,757      11%     41%     44%
                              --------    --------
    
     Research and development:
     CVI (6)                     7,791       7,339       6%      4%      4%
     CSI (7)                     1,486       1,098      35%      4%      3%
                              --------    --------
     Total research and
      development (6), (7)       9,277       8,437      10%      4%      4%
                              --------    --------
    
     Restructuring costs:
     CVI (8)                     2,478      (1,472)    N/A       1%     -1%
     CSI (9)                       418          23    1717%      1%      0%
                              --------    --------
     Total restructuring
      costs (8), (9)             2,896      (1,449)    N/A       1%     -1%
                              --------    --------
    
     Amortization:
     CVI                         3,067       3,066       0%      1%      2%
     CSI                         1,124         475     137%      3%      1%
                              --------    --------
     Total amortization          4,191       3,541      18%      2%      2%
                              --------    --------
    
     Operating expense:
     CVI                        99,333      85,498      16%     47%     47%
     CSI                        15,461      13,104      18%     37%     39%
     Corporate                   6,543       6,684      -2%    N/A     N/A
                              --------    --------
     Total operating expense   121,337     105,286      15%     48%     49%
                              --------    --------
    
     Operating (loss) income:
     CVI                        (6,140)     22,785     N/A      -3%     12%
     CSI                         8,586       6,305      36%     21%     19%
     Corporate                  (6,543)     (6,684)      2%    N/A     N/A
                              --------    --------
     Total operating (loss)
      income                    (4,097)     22,406     N/A      -2%     10%
                              --------    --------
    
     Interest expense (10)      10,888       8,497      28%      4%      4%
     Other loss, net            (3,839)       (577)
                              --------    --------
     (Loss) income before
      income taxes             (18,824)     13,332
     Provision (benefit) for
       income taxes (11)         5,370        (270)
                              --------    --------
     Net (loss) income        $(24,194)   $ 13,602
                              ========    ========
    
     Add interest charge
      applicable to
      convertible debt              --         523
                              --------    --------
    
     (Loss) income for
      calculating diluted
      (loss) earnings per
      share                   $(24,194)   $ 14,125
                              ========    ========
    
     Diluted (loss) earnings
      per share               $  (0.54)   $   0.30
                              ========    ========
    
     Number of shares used to
      compute earnings per
      share                     44,835      47,585
                              ========    ========
    
                               Twelve Months Ended             %       %
                                   October 31,          %   Revenue Revenue
                                2007        2006    Increase  2007    2006
                              --------    --------  -----------------------
     Net sales:
     CVI                      $795,856    $734,157       8%    100%    100%
     CSI                       154,785     124,803      24%    100%    100%
                              --------    --------
     Total net sales           950,641     858,960      11%    100%    100%
                              --------    --------
    
     Cost of sales:
     CVI (1)                   367,517     281,027      31%     46%     38%
     CSI (2)                    63,593      51,956      22%     41%     42%
                              --------    --------
     Total cost of
      sales (1), (2)           431,110     332,983      29%     45%     39%
                              --------    --------
    
     Gross profit:
     CVI                       428,339     453,130      -5%     54%     62%
     CSI                        91,192      72,847      25%     59%     58%
                              --------    --------
     Total gross profit        519,531     525,977      -1%     55%     61%
                              --------    --------
    
     SGA:
     CVI (3)                   321,986     284,325      13%     40%     39%
     CSI (4)                    54,480      44,719      22%     35%     36%
     Corporate (5)              31,485      28,798       9%    N/A     N/A
                              --------    --------
     Total SGA (3) - (5)       407,951     357,842      14%     43%     42%
                              --------    --------
    
     Research and development:
     CVI (6)                    27,624      23,534      17%      3%      3%
     CSI (7)                    12,234      11,013      11%      8%      9%
                              --------    --------
     Total research and
      development (6), (7)      39,858      34,547      15%      4%      4%
                              --------    --------
    
     Restructuring costs:
     CVI (8)                     9,242       6,361      45%      1%      1%
     CSI (9)                       432          24    1700%      0%      0%
                              --------    --------
     Total restructuring
      costs (8), (9)             9,674       6,385      52%      1%      1%
                              --------    --------
    
     Amortization:
     CVI                        12,281      12,267       0%      2%      2%
     CSI                         3,913       2,036      92%      3%      2%
                              --------    --------
     Total amortization         16,194      14,303      13%      2%      2%
                              --------    --------
    
     Operating expense:
     CVI                       371,133     326,487      14%     47%     44%
     CSI                        71,059      57,792      23%     46%     46%
     Corporate                  31,485      28,798       9%    N/A     N/A
                              --------    --------
     Total operating expense   473,677     413,077      15%     50%     48%
                              --------    --------
    
     Operating (loss) income:
     CVI                        57,206     126,643     -55%      7%     17%
     CSI                        20,133      15,055      34%     13%     12%
     Corporate                 (31,485)    (28,798)     -9%    N/A     N/A
                              --------    --------
     Total operating (loss)
      income                    45,854     112,900     -59%      5%     13%
                              --------    --------
    
     Interest expense (10)      42,683      37,331      14%      4%      4%
     Other loss, net            (2,499)     (2,232)
                              --------    --------
     (Loss) income before
      income taxes                 672      73,337
     Provision (benefit) for
      income taxes (11)         11,864       7,103
                              --------    --------
     Net (loss) income        $(11,192)   $ 66,234
                              ========    ========
    
     Add interest charge
      applicable to
      convertible debt              --       2,090
                              --------    --------
    
     (Loss) income for
      calculating diluted
      (loss) earnings per
      share                   $(11,192)   $ 68,324
                              ========    ========
    
     Diluted (loss) earnings
      per share               $  (0.25)   $   1.44
                              ========    ========
    
     Number of shares used to
      compute earnings per
      share                     44,707      47,569
                              ========    ========
    
    
                               Three Months Ended      Twelve Months Ended
                                   October 31,             October 31,
                                2007        2006        2007        2006
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
    
     (1)  CVI Cost of sales:
            Restructuring     $ 27,295    $  6,323    $ 42,682    $  8,279
            Share-based
             compensation          386         231       1,288         540
            Production
             start-up            9,442       2,494      27,556       6,684
            Corneal health
             product line
             phase out             (41)       (360)       (140)      1,148
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
                              $ 37,082    $  8,688    $ 71,386    $ 16,651
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
     (2)  CSI Cost of sales:
            Inventory step-up $    321    $     --    $    572    $     --
            Share-based
             compensation           70          51         252         134
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
                              $    391    $     51    $    824    $    134
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
     (3)  CVI SGA:
            Share-based
             compensation     $   (236)   $    984    $  3,460    $  3,937
            Distribution
             start-up            2,287       5,988      13,424      10,105
            Intellectual
             property
             litigation          4,650         873      10,248       2,119
            Integration costs      404    $     --         404          --
            Production
             start-up            2,436          --       6,857          --
            Corneal health
             product line
             phase out              (5)        200           1       2,593
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
                              $  9,536    $  8,045    $ 34,394    $ 18,754
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
     (4)  CSI SGA:
            Share-based
             compensation     $   (212)   $    424    $  1,611    $  1,708
            Integration costs   (1,221)         --         273          --
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
                              $ (1,433)   $    424    $  1,884    $  1,708
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
     (5)  Corporate SGA:
            Share-based
             compensation     $    499    $    860    $  7,815    $  6,976
            Securities
             litigation             77         228         162       1,143
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
                              $    576    $  1,088    $  7,977    $  8,119
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
     (6)  CVI research and
           development
           expense:
            Share-based
             compensation     $    166    $     79    $    664    $    316
            Corneal health
             product line
             phase out              (3)        519          94       2,627
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
                              $    163    $    598    $    758    $  2,943
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
     (7)  CSI research and
           development expense:
            Share-based
             compensation     $     12    $      7    $     41    $     27
            CooperSurgical
             in-process R&D         --          --       7,157       7,500
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
                              $     12    $      7    $  7,198    $  7,527
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
     (8)  CVI restructuring:
            Restructuring
             costs in
             operating
             expenses         $  2,478    $ (1,616)   $  9,243    $  3,801
            Corneal health
             product line
             phase out              --         144          --       2,560
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
                              $  2,478    $ (1,472)   $  9,243    $  6,361
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
     (9)  CSI restructuring
           costs              $    418    $     23    $    432    $     24
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
     (10) Interest expense
            Write-off of
             deferred
             financing costs  $     --    $     --    $   (882)   $ (4,085)
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
                              $     --    $     --    $   (882)   $ (4,085)
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
     (11) Provision (benefit)
           for income taxes:
            Income tax
             effect           $    107    $    873    $(11,617)   $ (5,461)
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    

    Listed below are the items included in net income or loss that management excludes in computing non-GAAP financial measures as described in the section "Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results Explanation of Non-GAAP Measures."

    
                 THE COOPER COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
             Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Operating Results
    
                               Three Months Ended      Twelve Months Ended
                                   October 31,             October 31,
                                2007        2006        2007        2006
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
    
     GAAP net (loss) income   $(24,194)   $ 13,602    $(11,192)   $ 66,234
     Non-GAAP adjustments:
     CooperVision
      restructuring costs in
      cost of sales             27,295       6,323      42,682       8,279
     CooperVision share-based
      employee compensation
      expense in cost of sales     386         231       1,288         540
     CooperVision
      restructuring costs in
      operating expenses         2,478      (1,616)      9,243       3,801
     CooperVision share-based
      employee compensation
      expense in SGA              (236)        984       3,460       3,937
     CooperVision share-based
      employee compensation
      expense in R&D               166          79         664         316
     CooperVision production
      start-up costs in cost
      of sales                   9,442       2,494      27,556       6,684
     CooperVision
      distribution center
      rationalization costs
      in SGA                     2,287       5,988      13,424      10,105
     CooperVision
      intellectual property
      litigation expenses
      in SGA                     4,650         873      10,248       2,119
     CooperVision integration
      costs in SGA                 404          --         404          --
     CooperVision production
      start-up costs in SGA      2,436          --       6,857          --
     Corneal health product
      lines phase out in
      cost of sales                (41)       (360)       (140)      1,148
     Corneal health product
      lines phase out in SGA        (5)        200           1       2,593
     Corneal health product
      lines phase out in R&D        (3)        519          94       2,627
     Corneal health product
      lines restructuring
      costs in operating
      expense                       --         144          --       2,560
     CooperSurgical
      inventory step-up in
      cost of sales                321          --         572          --
     CooperSurgical
      share-based employee
      compensation expense
      in cost of sales              70          51         252         134
     CooperSurgical
      share-based employee
      compensation expense
      in SGA                      (212)        424       1,611       1,708
     CooperSurgical
      share-based employee
      compensation expense
      in R&D                        12           7          41          27
     CooperSurgical
      integration costs in
      SGA                       (1,221)         --         273          --
     CooperSurgical
      restructuring costs
      in operating expenses        418          23         432          24
     CooperSurgical
      in-process R&D                --          --       7,157       7,500
     Corporate share-based
      employee and director
      compensation expense
      in SGA                       499         860       7,815       6,976
     Corporate securities
      litigation expenses
      in SGA                        77         228         162       1,143
     Write-off of deferred
      financing costs               --          --         882       4,085
     Income tax effect             107         873     (11,617)     (5,461)
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
                                49,330      18,325     123,361      60,845
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
    
     Non-GAAP net income      $ 25,136    $ 31,927    $112,169    $127,079
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
     Add interest charge
      applicable to
      convertible debt             523         523       2,092       2,090
                              --------    --------    --------    --------
    
     Income for calculating
      diluted earnings per
      share                   $ 25,659    $ 32,450    $114,261    $129,169
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
     Diluted earnings per
      share                   $   0.54    $   0.68    $   2.40    $   2.72
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    
     Number of shares used
      to compute earnings
      per share                 47,666      47,585      47,582      47,569
                              ========    ========    ========    ========
    

    Contact Lens Industry Revenue Update: Third Calendar Quarter in Constant Currency

    The data below is from a compilation of industry participants' revenue by an independent market research firm.

    • The global soft contact lens market grew 5% compared with the same period a year ago.
    • Single-use revenue grew 11% and now represents 33% of the global soft contact lens market compared with 31% in the third quarter of 2006. CVI's single-use sphere and toric products revenue grew 34% worldwide and 181% in the United States in the third calendar quarter.
    • In the United States, where single-use products have the lowest penetration, the contact lens market grew 4% while single-use revenue grew 16%, increasing their share of the market from 9% to 10%. In Asia, single-use products represent about 57% of the market and in Europe they represent about 38%. In all markets outside of the United States, single use-lenses accounted for 46% of soft contact lens revenue compared with 44% in the third quarter of 2006.
    • In the United States -- 36% of the world market -- CVI's revenue grew 6% (versus the market's 4% growth) during the third calendar quarter. The market in the rest of the world outside the United States, now 64% of the total world market, grew 6% as did CVI's revenue.
    • Silicone hydrogel revenue accounted for 27% of worldwide contact lens revenue during the third calendar quarter compared with 26% in the second quarter. About two-thirds of silicone hydrogel revenue is generated in North America.

    Health Product Research, which reports on a statistical sampling of practitioners each quarter, calculated that silicone hydrogel lenses accounted for 50% of new patient visits to contact lens practitioners in the United States during the third calendar quarter of 2007, compared with 47% in the second quarter, and silicone hydrogel toric lenses accounted for 44% of new toric contact lens fits in the United States in the third calendar quarter of 2007, compared with 41% in the second quarter.

    Note: Please see the "Quick Links" section of Cooper's Website www.coopercos.com/investor for Supplemental Market and Revenue Data tables.

    CONTACT: The Cooper Companies, Inc.
    Norris Battin
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