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Cantel Medical Reports 19% Sales Growth And EPS Of $0.27 vs. $0.23 For The First Quarter Ended October 31, 2013

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN) reported a 17% increase in net income to a record $11,185,000, or $0.27 per diluted share, on a 19% increase in sales to a record $118,272,000 for the first quarter ended October 31, 2013. This compares with net income of $9,576,000, or $0.23 per diluted share, on sales of $99,681,000 for the first quarter ended October 31, 2012.

Andrew Krakauer, Cantel's President and CEO stated, "We are pleased to have delivered record sales and earnings this quarter. We achieved good financial performance in all three major business segments – Endoscopy, Water Purification and Filtration, and Healthcare Disposables. All three business units have greatly benefitted from further investments in new product development, sales and marketing programs, and the integration of recent acquisitions. Most importantly, for the second consecutive quarter we had strong organic sales growth of 10%. Further, our total sales growth of 19% demonstrates the success of our acquisition program."

Krakauer added, "Our Medivators Endoscopy business achieved robust organic sales growth of 19% in the quarter. All product categories were strong, including equipment, disinfectant chemicals, procedural products, as well as service and spare parts. Our Mar Cor Water Purification and Filtration segment continued its excellent performance as it has for the past two years with sales growth of 20% this quarter. Higher sales in this segment were led by increased shipments of central and portable water purification equipment. Sales in our Crosstex Healthcare Disposables business grew by 32%, mostly driven by the successful integration of the SPS Medical sterility assurance acquisition completed in November 2012. These substantial revenue increases drove the significantly improved operating earnings. Our strong results validate the effectiveness of our increasing investments in sales and marketing and new product development, which will support continued growth in all our major segments. Further, we are also taking an aggressive approach in building our international sales, marketing and operations teams to grow this part of our business over the medium-term. Such investments will accelerate over the next several quarters. Cantel will continue to be dedicated to the growing global infection prevention and control marketplace through both organic growth strategies and our continued commitment to an active acquisition program."

The Company also reported that its balance sheet at October 31, 2013 included current assets of $151,293,000, including cash of $28,453,000, a current ratio of 2.5:1, gross debt of $82,000,000 and stockholders' equity of $330,434,000. Krakauer stated, "We continue to maintain a strong balance sheet and generate substantial cash flow and EBITDAS. When compared with the same quarter last year, our EBITDAS grew by 15% to $24,148,000. We were able to reduce our net debt position by over $7 million to $53,547,000, during the quarter."

Cantel Medical is a leading global company dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention and control products and services for patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers which improve outcomes, enhance safety and help save lives.  Our products include specialized medical device reprocessing systems for endoscopy and renal dialysis, advanced water purification equipment, sterilants, disinfectants and cleaners, sterility assurance monitoring products for hospitals and dental clinics, disposable infection control products primarily for dental and GI endoscopy markets, dialysate concentrates, hollow fiber membrane filtration and separation products, and specialty packaging for infectious and biological specimens. Additionally, we provide technical service for our products. 

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss the results for the first quarter ended October 31, 2013 on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM Eastern time. To participate in the conference call, dial (877) 407-8033 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the beginning of the call. If you are unable to participate, a digital replay of the call will be available from Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM through midnight on February 5, 2014 by dialing (877) 660-6853 and using conference ID # 13573107.

The call will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet on at  A replay of the webcast will be available on Vcall for 90 days and via the investor relations page of the Cantel web site.

For further information, visit the Cantel website at

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the risks detailed in Cantel's filings and reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such forward-looking statements are only predictions, and actual events or results may differ materially from those projected or anticipated.

 CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME(In thousands, except per share data)(unaudited)Three Months EndedOctober 31,20132012Net sales$   118,272$
99,681Cost of sales66,77355,954Gross profit51,49943,727Expenses:  Selling15,76413,413  General and administrative15,16412,048  Research and development2,2592,294Total operating expenses33,18727,755Income before interest and income taxes18,31215,972Interest expense657646Interest income(13)(13)Income before income taxes17,66815,339Income taxes6,4835,763Net income $
9,576Earnings per common share - diluted$
.23Dividends per common share $
.04Weighted average shares - diluted 41,37341,042 CANTEL MEDICAL CORP.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(In thousands)(unaudited)October 31,July 31,20132013AssetsCurrent assets$
50,660Property and equipment, net46,56546,465Intangible assets, net73,51275,929Goodwill211,429211,618Other assets3,0192,999$
487,671Liabilities and stockholders' equityCurrent portion of long-term debt$
,000Other current liabilities49,98849,151Long-term debt72,00085,000Other long-term liabilities 23,39622,388Stockholders' equity330,434321,132$
487,671 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATIONReconciliation of Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Stock-BasedCompensation Expense ("EBITDAS")(unaudited)The reconciliation of EBITDAS with net income for the three months ended October 31, 2013 and 2012,respectively, is as follows (in thousands):Three Months EndedOctober 31,20132012Net income$
9,576Income taxes6,4835,763Interest expense657646Interest income(13)(13)Depreciation1,9371,760Amortization2,6262,267Loss on disposal of fixed assets12541EBITDA23,00020,040Stock-based compensation expense1,148958EBITDAS$
20,998EBITDAS is a measure of the Company's performance that is not required by, or presented in accordance with,

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"). EBITDAS is a non-GAAP financial measure defined by the

Company as income before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation expense.

The Company believes EBITDAS is an important valuation measurement for management and investors given

the increasing effect that non-cash charges, such as stock-based compensation, amortization related to acquisitions and depreciation of capital equipment, has on the Company's net income. In particular, acquisitions have historically resulted in significant increases in amortization of intangible assets that reduced the Company's net income. Additionally, the Company regards EBITDAS as a useful measure of operating performance and cash flow before the effect of interest expense and complements operating income, net income and other GAAP financial 

performance measures. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a Company's 

performance, financial position or cash flow that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. 

This measure, however, should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute or superior to, net income, cash flows, or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. 

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