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Stryker Posts 8.2% First Quarter Sales Increase

Tracey Romero • Fri, April 28th, 2017

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Stryker Corporation announced on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, that sales for the first quarter 2017 rose 8.2% (excluding currency and acquisitions). Sales for the quarter were $2.955 billion, which is up from $2.495 billion reported in the first quarter of 2016. An extra selling day this quarter added about 1% to the growth.

Stryker Corporation, which is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is one of the largest orthopedic companies in the world and has products in every sector of the orthopedic market. The following table shows the sales details for first quarter 2017.

Source: Stryker Corporation company documents

According to Joanne Wuensch, an analyst with BMO Capital Markets, “[First Quarter 2017] expectations were high, but Stryker delivered.”

She also said in her report, “MAKO was a hot topic, placing 18 robots in [first quarter 2017], including 11 in the U.S. (399 total worldwide and 344 in the U.S.). The launch of the total knee application exceeded expectations, having trained over 200 surgeons since [the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons].”

Mike Matson of Needham & Company, LLC, said “Stryker’s [first quarter 2017] revenue and EPS beat consensus and management maintained guidance” and that “MedSurg saw the biggest improvement in organic growth”.

"Our positive momentum continued in the first quarter, as we demonstrated our ongoing commitment to deliver organic sales growth at the high end of med-tech and leveraged earnings gains," said Kevin A. Lobo, chairman and chief executive officer of Stryker in a press release.

"Our results were well-balanced across business segments and geographies, and position us well for another strong year in 2017."

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