Press Release


The Cooper Companies Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

PLEASANTON, Calif., June 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) today announced financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended April 30, 2014.

  • Revenue increased 7% year-over-year to $412.3 million, up 9% in constant currency and excluding the divestiture of Aime. CooperVision (CVI) revenue up 7% to $331.1 million, up 9% in constant currency and excluding the divestiture of Aime. CooperSurgical (CSI) revenue up 9% to $81.2 million.
  • GAAP earnings per share (EPS) $1.62, up 10 cents or 7% from last year's second quarter.
  • Non-GAAP EPS $1.64, up 14 cents or 9% from last year's second quarter. See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP EPS to GAAP EPS" below.

Commenting on the results, Robert S. Weiss, Cooper's president and chief executive officer said, "I am proud to report another strong quarter for the Company. We continued gaining market share within CVI driven by our silicone hydrogel family of products, especially Biofinity® and MyDayTM. CSI also posted solid revenue growth driven by its fertility business. As we move into the second half of the year, we remain positive on our markets and our ability to continue taking market share."

Second Quarter GAAP Operating Highlights

  • Revenue $412.3 million, up 7% from last year's second quarter, 9% excluding currency and the divestiture of Aime (CVI's rigid gas permeable contact lens and solutions business in Japan, sold effective October 31, 2013).
  • Gross margin 65% compared with 66% in last year's second quarter. Gross margin was down year-over-year primarily due to planned costs associated with MyDayTM.
  • Operating margin 22% compared with 21% in last year's second quarter. The increase was the result of leveraging operating expenses.
  • Depreciation $24.3 million, up 4% from last year's second quarter. Amortization $7.5 million, down 1% from last year's second quarter.
  • Total debt decreased $10.3 million in the quarter to $335.4 million. Interest expense $1.6 million compared with $2.4 million in last year's second quarter.
  • Cash provided by operations $126.3 million and capital expenditures $61.2 million resulted in free cash flow $65.1 million.

Second Quarter CooperVision GAAP Operating Highlights

  • Revenue $331.1 million, up 7% from last year's second quarter, 9% in constant currency and excluding the divestiture of Aime.
  • Revenue by category:
        Constant Currency
  (In millions) % of CVI Revenue %chg %chg
  2Q14 2Q14 y/y y/y
Toric  $ 104.8 32% 8% 8%
Multifocal  35.5 11% 20% 19%
Single-use sphere  71.7 22% 12% 15%
Non single-use sphere, other  119.1 35%  --%  --%
Total  $ 331.1 100% 7% 7%

Excluding the impact of the divestiture of Aime, "Non single-use sphere, other" would have grown 5% year over year and 5% year over year in constant currency.

  • Revenue by geography:
        Constant Currency
   (In millions)  % of CVI Revenue %chg %chg
   2Q14  2Q14 y/y y/y
Americas  $ 142.1 43% 4% 5%
EMEA  119.2 36% 14% 9%
Asia Pacific  69.8 21% 3% 9%
Total  $ 331.1 100% 7% 7%

Excluding the impact of the divestiture of Aime, Asia Pacific would have grown 12% year over year and 20% year over year in constant currency.

  • Selected revenue by material:
        Constant Currency
   (In millions)  % of CVI Revenue %chg %chg
   2Q14  2Q14 y/y y/y
Silicone hydrogel  $ 161.0 49% 21% 20%
Proclear®  $ 83.6 25% 8% 8%
  • Gross margin 65% compared with 67% in last year's second quarter. Gross margin was down year-over-year primarily due to planned costs associated with MyDayTM.

Second Quarter CooperSurgical GAAP Operating Highlights

  • Revenue $81.2 million, up 9% from last year's second quarter.
  • Revenue by category:
  (In millions) % of CSI Revenue %chg
  2Q14 2Q14 y/y
Office and surgical procedures  $ 51.7 64% 4%
Fertility  29.5 36% 17%
Total  $ 81.2 100% 9%
  • Gross margin 65% compared with 65% in last year's second quarter. 

2014 Guidance

The Company revises its full year fiscal 2014 guidance. Guidance is summarized as follows:

  FY14 Guidance FY14 Guidance
  Old New
Revenues (In millions)    
Total $1,685 - $1,725 $1,685 - $1,725
CVI $1,365 - $1,395 $1,365 - $1,395
CSI $320 - $330 $320 - $330
GAAP $6.75 - $7.00 $6.78 - $7.00
Non-GAAP $6.75 - $7.00 $6.80 - $7.00

Guidance assumes constant currency as of June 5, 2014.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP EPS to GAAP EPS

To supplement our financial results presented on a GAAP basis, we use non-GAAP measures that we believe are helpful in understanding our results. The non-GAAP measures exclude costs related to acquisitions. Our non-GAAP financial results and guidance are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and guidance prepared in accordance with GAAP. Management uses supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate our business and make operating decisions. These non-GAAP measures are among the factors management uses in planning and forecasting for future periods.

In the fiscal second quarter of 2014, our non-GAAP results exclude $1.0 million of acquisition related costs recorded in selling, general and administrative expense.

We also report revenue growth using the non-GAAP financial measure of constant currency revenue. Management presents and refers to constant currency information so that revenue results may be evaluated excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current period revenue for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are converted into United States dollars at the average foreign exchange rates for the corresponding period in the prior year. To report revenue growth excluding the October 31, 2013 divestiture of Aime, we excluded fiscal second quarter of 2013 revenue of $5.9 million.

  Three Months Ended April 30, Six Months Ended April 30,
  2014 GAAP  Adjustments  2014 Non-GAAP 2014 GAAP  Adjustments  2014 Non-GAAP
Operating income  $ 88,924  $ 986  $ 89,910  $ 170,547  $ 986  $ 171,533
Income before income taxes  $ 87,821  $ 986  $ 88,807  $ 167,276  $ 986  $ 168,262
Provision for income taxes  $ 8,185  $ 74  $ 8,259  $ 15,375  $ 75  $ 15,450
Net income attributable to Cooper stockholders  $ 79,160  $ 912  $ 80,072  $ 151,003  $ 912  $ 151,915
Diluted EPS attributable to Cooper stockholders  $ 1.62  $ 0.02  $ 1.64  $ 3.09  $ 0.02  $ 3.11
  Fiscal 2014 EPS Guidance      
  2014 GAAP  Adjustments  2014 Non-GAAP      
Diluted EPS $6.78 - $7.00  $ 0.02 $6.80 - $7.00      

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host a conference call today at 5:00 PM ET to discuss its fiscal second quarter 2014 financial results and current corporate developments. The dial-in number in the United States is 1-866-318-8615 and outside the United States is +1-617-399-5134. The passcode is 75018075. There will be a replay available approximately two hours after the call ends until Thursday, June 12, 2014.  The replay number in the United States is 1-888-286-8010 and outside the United States is +1-617-801-6888. The replay passcode is 11078119. This call will also be broadcast live at and a transcript will be available following the conference call.

About The Cooper Companies

The Cooper Companies, Inc. ("Cooper") is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE Euronext (NYSE:COO). Cooper is dedicated to being A Quality of Life Company™ with a focus on delivering shareholder value. Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision brings a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to developing a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. CooperSurgical focuses on supplying women's health clinicians with market leading products and treatment options to improve the delivery of healthcare to women. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, Cooper has approximately 8,000 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Statements relating to guidance, plans, prospects, goals, strategies, future actions, events or performance and other statements which are other than statements of historical fact, including our 2014 Guidance and all statements regarding anticipated growth in our revenue, anticipated effects of any product recalls, anticipated market conditions, planned product launches and expected results of operations and integration of any acquisition 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: adverse changes in the global or regional general business, political and economic conditions due to the current global economic downturn, including the impact of continuing uncertainty and instability of certain European Union countries that could adversely affect our global markets; foreign currency exchange rate and interest rate fluctuations including the risk of further declines in the value of the yen and euro that would decrease our revenues and earnings; acquisition- related adverse effects including the failure to successfully obtain the anticipated revenues, margins and earnings benefits of acquisitions, integration delays or costs and the requirement to record significant adjustments to the preliminary fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed within the measurement period; a major disruption in the operations of our manufacturing, research and development or distribution facilities due to technological problems, natural disasters or other causes; disruptions in supplies of raw materials, particularly components used to manufacture our silicone hydrogel lenses; limitations on sales following product introductions due to poor market acceptance; new competitors, product innovations or technologies; reduced sales, loss of customers, and costs and expenses related to recalls; new U.S. and foreign government laws and regulations, and changes in existing laws, regulations and enforcement guidance, which affect the medical device industry and the healthcare industry generally; failure to receive, or delays in receiving, U.S. or foreign regulatory approvals for products; failure to obtain adequate coverage and reimbursement from third party payors for our products; compliance costs and potential liability in connection with U.S. and foreign healthcare regulations, including product recalls, and potential losses resulting from sales of counterfeit and other infringing products; legal costs, insurance expenses, settlement costs and the risk of an adverse decision or settlement related to product liability, patent protection or other litigation; changes in tax laws or their interpretation and changes in statutory tax rates; the requirement to provide for a significant liability or to write off, or accelerate depreciation on, a significant asset, including goodwill; the success of the Company's research and development activities and other start-up projects; dilution to earnings per share from acquisitions or issuing stock; changes in accounting principles or estimates; environmental risks and 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, 2013, 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.

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
   April 30,  October 31,
  2014 2013
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $82,659 $77,393
Trade receivables, net 239,769 229,537
Inventories 345,816 338,917
Deferred tax assets 37,257 41,179
Other current assets 59,179 60,215
Total current assets 764,680 747,241
Property, plant and equipment, net 817,442 739,867
Goodwill 1,393,912 1,387,611
Other intangibles, net 184,998 198,769
Deferred tax assets 15,738 16,279
Other assets 45,212 47,494
  $3,221,982 $3,137,261
Current liabilities:    
Short-term debt $33,916 $42,987
Other current liabilities 230,750 278,266
Total current liabilities 264,666 321,253
Long-term debt 301,508 301,670
Deferred tax liabilities 25,372 24,883
Other liabilities 68,356 65,961
Total liabilities 659,902 713,767
Total Cooper stockholders' equity 2,543,351 2,404,535
Noncontrolling interests 18,729 18,959
Stockholders' equity 2,562,080 2,423,494
  $3,221,982 $3,137,261
Consolidated Statements of Income
(In thousands, except earnings per share amounts)
   Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended
   April 30,   April 30,
  2014 2013 2014 2013
Net sales  $412,317 $384,041 $817,297 $763,880
Cost of sales 143,818 129,862 285,869 269,203
Gross profit 268,499 254,179 531,428 494,677
Selling, general and administrative expense 155,804 150,693 313,892 301,346
Research and development expense 16,295 14,490 32,007 28,143
Amortization of intangibles 7,476 7,523 14,982 14,895
Operating income 88,924 81,473 170,547 150,293
Interest expense 1,558 2,444 3,214 5,010
Gain on insurance proceeds -- -- -- 14,084
Other income (expense), net 455 (89) (57) 549
Income before income taxes 87,821 78,940 167,276 159,916
Provision for income taxes 8,185 3,473 15,375 9,515
Net income 79,636 75,467 151,901 150,401
Less: income attributable to noncontrolling interests 476 331 898 598
Net income attributable to Cooper stockholders $79,160 $75,136 $151,003 $149,803
Diluted earnings per share attributable to Cooper stockholders $1.62 $1.52 $3.09 $3.02
Number of shares used to compute earnings per share attributable to Cooper stockholders 48,754 49,478 48,883 49,555

Soft Contact Lens Revenue Update

Worldwide Manufacturers' Soft Contact Lens Revenue
(U.S. dollars in millions; constant currency; unaudited)
  Calendar 1Q14 Trailing Twelve Months 2014
    Market CVI   Market CVI
  Market Change Change Market Change Change
Sales by Modality            
 Single-use  $ 795 16% 23%  $ 3,055 12% 20%
 Other  1,120 3% 5%  4,300 2% 8%
 WW Soft Contact Lenses  $ 1,915 8% 9%  $ 7,355 6% 11%
Sales by Geography            
 Americas   $ 785 5% --%  $ 2,940 6% 9%
 EMEA  530 3% 12%  2,165 4% 10%
 Asia Pacific   600 18% 29%  2,250 9% 16%
 WW Soft Contact Lenses  $ 1,915 8% 9%  $ 7,355 6% 11%

Source: Management estimates and independent market research


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