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Stryker Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

February 13, 2012 | About:

Stryker Corp. (NYSE:SYK) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2011-12-31.

Stryker Corp. has a market cap of $20.49 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.87 with a P/E ratio of 14.35 and P/S ratio of 2.47. The dividend yield of Stryker Corp. stocks is 1.59%. Stryker Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 15.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Stryker Corp. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Highlight of Business Operations:

In the United States, net sales increased 9.9% in 2011, after increasing 11.0% in 2010. In constant currency, international sales increased 13.4% in 2011, compared to 2.2% in 2010. In 2011 acquisitions contributed $496 or 6.8% to net sales, compared to $177 or 2.6% in 2010. The remaining increases in 2011 and 2010 were primarily due to higher United States shipments of Medsurg products and higher international shipments of MedSurg products and Neurotechnology and Spine products.

Cost of sales increased 23.0% from 2010 to 33.8% of sales compared to 31.2% in 2010. Cost of sales in 2011 includes an additional cost of $143 ($97 net of taxes) related to inventory that was stepped up to fair value following the acquisitions of Neurovascular,

Research, development and engineering expenses represented 5.6% of sales in 2011 compared to 5.4% in 2010 and 5.0% in 2009. The higher spending levels are the result of our focus on new product development for anticipated future product launches and continued investments in new technologies.

Selling, general and administrative expenses in 2011 increased 16.4% and represented 37.9% of sales compared to 37.0% in 2010 and 37.3% in 2009. In 2011 we recorded $66 ($45 net of taxes) in transaction and acquisition costs and integration-related charges associated with the acquisitions of the Neurovascular, Orthovita, Memometal and Concentric businesses. In addition, in 2011 general and administrative expenses include the payment of an intellectual property infringement claim, offset by a favorable resolution of a value added tax issue. In 2010 we sold a manufacturing facility in France and recorded a gain of $24 ($13 net of taxes), which is included in general and administrative expenses. In 2009 we settled an outstanding patent infringement lawsuit and received $62 ($43 net of taxes) pursuant to a legal agreement.

Net earnings in 2011 increased 5.7% from 2010 to $1,345. Basic net earnings per share in 2011 increased 8.4% from 2010 to $3.48, and diluted net earnings per share in 2011 increased 8.2% from 2010 to $3.45. Net earnings in 2010 increased 15.0% from 2009 to $1,273. Basic net earnings per share in 2010 increased 15.0% to $3.21 as compared to $2.79 in 2009, and diluted net earnings per share in 2010 increased 15.0% to $3.19 as compared to $2.77 in 2009.

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