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Medco Delivers Record Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Earnings
Date:2/21/2012

rcent to a record $1.5 billion
  • Gross margin increased to a record $4.62 billion, representing a gross margin percentage of 6.6 percent
  • EBITDA increased 6.6 percent to a record $3.2 billion and EBITDA per adjusted prescription increased 3.9 percent to a full-year record of $3.23 when excluding merger-related expenses
  • Mail-order prescriptions increased 3.0 percent to a record 113.1 million, with generic volumes increasing 8.3 percent to a record 73.2 million
  • Generic dispensing rate increased 2.8 percentage points to a full-year record 73.8 percent
  • Specialty pharmacy revenues increased 18.5 percent to a record $13.4 billion, with an increase in operating income of 27.9 percent to a record $560.6 million

  • Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today reported record fourth-quarter 2011 GAAP diluted EPS of $1.08, an increase of 22.7 percent, which includes expenses associated with the pending merger with Express Scripts, Inc. of $43.6 million before provision for income taxes. When excluding these merger-related expenses, diluted EPS increased 29.5 percent over fourth-quarter 2010. Adjusting for all amortization of intangible assets and excluding merger-related expenses, fourth-quarter 2011 diluted earnings per share increased 26.3 percent to a record $1.25, up from $0.99 in the fourth quarter of 2010. (Please see Table 4a for results excluding merger-related expenses.) As mentioned in Medco's original guidance, full-year 2011 includes a 53 week fiscal calendar, compared to 52 weeks in 2010. The additional week is included in fourth-quarter 2011 results and did not have a material effect on earnings.

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    Medco also reported record full-year 2011 GAAP diluted EPS of $3.62, an increase of 14.6 percent, which includes expenses associated with the pending merger with Expre
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