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Boston Scientific Announces Results for First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011
Date:4/20/2011

than 25 percent during the quarter.
  • Filed a U.S. pre-market approval application with the FDA for the PROMUS Element Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, following positive PLATINUM clinical trial results.
  • Increased worldwide Neuromodulation sales 14 percent, Endoscopy sales 8 percent, Urology/Women's Health sales 5 percent and Peripheral Interventions (PI) sales 4 percent all on a constant currency basis, on the strength of new product introductions and continued adoption.
  • Continued to realign the product portfolio as part of the Company's POWER strategy, strengthening our PI franchise with the announcement of the acquisitions of S.I. Therapies and ReVascular Therapeutics.
  • Reduced gross debt obligations to $4.7 billion with prepayments of $500 million during the quarter and an additional $250 million of term loan debt in April.

  • “Despite an increasingly challenging U.S. CRM market and the resulting goodwill implications, we had several notable accomplishments during the quarter that illustrate progress toward the achievement of strategic milestones,” said Ray Elliott, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Scientific. “Our sales were at the high end of our projected range, we benefited from our cost-reduction initiatives, and we continue to aspire to double-digit EPS growth in the near term. Our increased financial flexibility has enabled us to reduce debt, expand our Emerging Markets footprint and complete six acquisitions in the past six months.”

    Net sales for the first quarter of 2011 were $1.925 billion, as compared to net sales of $1.960 billion for the first quarter of 2010, a decrease of 2 percent. Excluding the impact of foreign currency and sales from divested businesses, net sales decreased 1 percent as compared to the prior period.

    Worldwide CRM net sales for the first quarter - on a reported basis - were as follows:(in millions)U.S.Int
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