SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO
SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) November 5, 2013
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
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|1 Becton Drive, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey||07417-1880|
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(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|ITEM 2.02||RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION|
On November 5, 2013, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) issued a press release announcing its financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ending September 30, 2013. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
The press release furnished as Exhibit 99.1 contains certain financial measures that differ from those presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (non-GAAP measures), as follows:
|||Revenues. We present international and total revenue growth rates (for the total company and each of its segments and units, and for our safety-engineered devices) after eliminating the effect of foreign currency translation. We believe that these measures of revenue growth allow investors to better understand the underlying operating results of BD and facilitate comparisons to prior periods.|
|||Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations. We present diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (EPS) for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 after eliminating (i) a charge relating to the verdict in BDs litigation with Retractable Technologies, Inc., and (ii) a charge relating to non-cash pension settlements. We also present EPS for the 2013 fiscal year after eliminating the foregoing fourth quarter charges and the third quarter charge relating to an antitrust class action settlement. We also present EPS for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 and for the full 2012 fiscal year after eliminating a charge resulting from primarily non-cash pension settlements. In each instance, we adjust for these charges because they are not considered by management to be part of our ordinary operations and adjusting for these charges allows investors to better understand our underlying results.|
We also show EPS for the fourth quarter and 2013 fiscal year, as adjusted above, after further eliminating the impact of the medical device excise tax that went into effect in January 2013 under the U.S. healthcare reform law. We believe adjusting for the impact of the medical device excise tax facilitates comparisons to prior periods as this tax was not in effect for those prior periods. We also present EPS growth rates for the fourth quarter and 2013 fiscal year after further adjusting for the impact of foreign currency translation during these periods. We believe that eliminating the effect of foreign currency translation allows investors to better understand the underlying operating results of BD and facilitates comparisons to prior periods.
We also present estimated EPS guidance for fiscal year 2014 after adjusting for the anticipated impact of foreign currency translation and the one quarter of incremental impact from the medical device excise tax that BD will have in fiscal year 2014 compared to fiscal year 2013. Management believes eliminating the effects of foreign currency translation and the incremental impact of the excise tax allows investors to better understand our guidance in relation to fiscal year 2013 and the anticipated underlying performance of BD.
BDs management uses each of these non-GAAP measures in its own evaluation of BDs performance, particularly when comparing performance to past periods and to the performance of peer companies. Management also uses the non-GAAP results for budget planning purposes on a quarterly and annual basis.
BD provides non-GAAP measures to investors on a supplemental basis, as they provide additional insight into BDs financial results. Management believes the non-GAAP results provide a reasonable measure of BDs underlying performance before the effects of items that are considered by management to be outside of BDs underlying operational results or that affect period to period comparability.
Non-GAAP results should not be considered in isolation and are not in accordance with, or a substitute for, GAAP results. Our non-GAAP results may differ from similar measures used by other companies, even if similar terms are used to identify such measures. Although BDs management believes non-GAAP results are useful in evaluating the performance of its business, its reliance on these measures is limited since items excluded from such measures may have a material impact on BDs net income, earnings per share or cash flows calculated in accordance with GAAP. Therefore, management typically uses non-GAAP results in conjunction with GAAP results to address these limitations. Investors should also consider these limitations when evaluating BDs results.
|ITEM 9.01||FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.|
Exhibit 99.1 Press release dated November 5, 2013, which is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY|
|Vice President and Corporate Secretary|
Date: November 5, 2013
|99.1||Press release dated November 5, 2013, which is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02|