J&J Device Sales Grow

Johnson & Johnson has unveiled its Q4 figures which show an impressive 4.5% increase over the equivalent period a year ago. That’s not a bad return when we’re talking about $18.4 billion for one quarter.


You can find the entire press release here, but for a few highlights, especially relating to the company’s device business, read on.

Worldwide sales for the full-year 2013 were $71.3 billion, an increase of 6.1% versus 2012. Operational sales increased 7.7% and the negative impact of currency was 1.6%. Domestic sales increased 7.0%, while international sales increased 5.4%, reflecting operational growth of 8.2% and a negative currency impact of 2.8%. Sales for the full year included the acquisition of Synthes, Inc. which was completed in June 2012. Excluding this impact, net of the divestiture of the DePuy trauma business, worldwide operational sales growth was 5.2%.

Worldwide Medical Devices and Diagnostics (MD&D) sales of $28.5 billion for the full-year 2013 represented an increase of 3.9% versus the prior year with an operational increase of 6.1% and a negative impact from currency of 2.2%. Domestic sales increased 3.5%. International sales increased 4.2%, which reflected an operational increase of 8.3% and a negative currency impact of 4.1%. Sales included the impact of the acquisition of Synthes, Inc., net of the divestiture of the DePuy trauma business. Excluding this impact, worldwide MD&D operational sales growth was 0.1%.

Primary contributors to operational growth were sales from the acquisition of Synthes, Inc. and joint reconstruction products in the Orthopaedics business; Biosense Webster’s electrophysiology products in the Cardiovascular Care business; the Vision Care business; as well as biosurgicals and international sales of energy products in the Specialty Surgery business.

Company comments

“Johnson & Johnson delivered strong results in 2013 led by the outstanding performance in our Pharmaceutical business, the strength of key brands in our US OTC and other Consumer businesses and continued progress in integrating Synthes into our Medical Devices and Diagnostics business. We also advanced our longer term growth drivers, bringing innovative solutions to the global healthcare market and executing with excellence”, said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I am proud of our exceptional Johnson & Johnson colleagues for their commitment to leading with purpose and advancing health and well-being for patients and consumers around the world.”

Source: Johnson & Johnson, PR Newswire

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