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Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 10% Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended December 31, 2009 — Press Release

by: Matthew Potter
January 26, 2010

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Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 10% Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended December 31, 2009

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2009 as follows:

Fourth Quarter Highlights

— Net sales increased 2.5% on a constant currency basis (6.8% increase
as reported) to $1,834 million
— Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 4.7% on a constant currency basis
(9.7% increase as reported)
— MedSurg Equipment sales decreased 0.7% on a constant currency basis
(2.5% increase as reported)
— Adjusted net earnings increased 10.3% from $299 million to $330
million and adjusted diluted net earnings per share increased 10.8%
from $0.74 to $0.82
— Reported net earnings increased 10.2% from $278 million to $306
million and reported diluted net earnings per share increased 10.1%
from $0.69 to $0.76
— Completed the acquisition of Ascent Healthcare

Highlights for the Year Ended December 31, 2009

— Net sales increased 1.7% on a constant currency basis (0.1% increase
as reported) to $6,723 million
— Orthopaedic Implants sales increased 5.7% on a constant currency basis
(3.8% increase as reported)
— MedSurg Equipment sales decreased 4.1% on a constant currency basis
(5.4% decrease as reported)
— Adjusted net earnings increased 0.9% from $1,170 million to $1,180
million and adjusted diluted net earnings per share increased 4.2%
from $2.83 to $2.95
— Reported net earnings decreased 3.5% from $1,148 million to $1,107
million and reported diluted net earnings per share decreased 0.4%
from $2.78 to $2.77

“We are pleased to have finished 2009 on a solid note after navigating a particularly challenging environment throughout the year. Our Orthopaedic Implant business continues to achieve solid results while our MedSurg business reinforces our conviction that the capital equipment market has stabilized. As we look ahead to 2010, we believe our broad geographic footprint and diverse product offering positions us well to deliver on our commitments,” commented Stephen P. MacMillan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Net sales increased 6.8% to $1,834 million for the fourth quarter of 2009 and increased 0.1% to $6,723 million for the year ended December 31, 2009. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 2.5% in the fourth quarter and 1.7% for the year.

During the fourth quarter of 2009, the Company settled an outstanding patent infringement lawsuit and received $63 million in damages, attorney fees and interest pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement and will record a gain of $63 million ($43 million net of income taxes). In addition, during the fourth quarter of 2009, the Company repatriated $787 million of cash from foreign earnings to the United States and recorded a charge of $67 million to recognize the income tax expense and related liability associated with the repatriation. The repatriated cash was used to fund the acquisition of Ascent Healthcare and will also be used for previously announced initiatives including the share repurchase authorization.

Excluding the impacts of the patent litigation gain, the income tax charge associated with the repatriation of cash from foreign earnings and previously announced restructuring charges recorded in 2008, adjusted net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2009 of $330 million increased 10.3% over adjusted net earnings of $299 million for the fourth quarter of 2008 and adjusted diluted net earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2009 of $0.82 increased 10.8% over adjusted diluted net earnings per share of $0.74 for the fourth quarter of 2008. Excluding the impacts of the patent litigation gain, the income tax charge associated with the repatriation of cash from foreign earnings and previously announced restructuring charges recorded in 2009 and 2008, adjusted net earnings for the year ended December 31, 2009 of $1,180 million increased 0.9% over adjusted net earnings of $1,170 million for the year ended December 31, 2008 and adjusted diluted net earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2009 of $2.95 increased 4.2% over adjusted diluted net earnings per share of $2.83 for the year ended December 31, 2008.

Net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2009 were $306 million, representing a 10.2% increase over net earnings of $278 million for the fourth quarter of 2008. Diluted net earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2009 increased 10.1% to $0.76 compared to $0.69 for the fourth quarter of 2008. Net earnings for the year ended December 31, 2009 were $1,107 million, representing a 3.5% decrease from net earnings of $1,148 million for the year ended December 31, 2008. Diluted net earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2009 decreased 0.4% to $2.77 from $2.78 for the year ended December 31, 2008.

2009 Sales Analysis

Domestic sales increased 2.6% in the fourth quarter and 0.8% for the year. International sales increased 14.6% in the fourth quarter and decreased 1.2% for the year. The impact of foreign currency comparisons to the dollar value of international sales was favorable by $73 million in the fourth quarter and unfavorable by $110 million for the year ended December 31, 2009. On a constant currency basis, international sales increased 2.2% in the fourth quarter and 3.3% for the year.

Worldwide sales of Orthopaedic Implants increased 9.7% in the fourth quarter and 3.8% for the year. On a constant currency basis, sales of Orthopaedic Implants increased 4.7% in the fourth quarter and 5.7% for the year.

Worldwide sales of MedSurg Equipment increased 2.5% in the fourth quarter and decreased 5.4% for the year. On a constant currency basis, sales of MedSurg Equipment decreased 0.7% in the fourth quarter and decreased 4.1% for the year.

2010 Outlook

The financial forecast for 2010 includes a constant currency net sales increase of 5% to 8% as a result of growth in shipments of Orthopaedic Implants and MedSurg Equipment. If foreign currency exchange rates hold near current levels, the Company anticipates net sales will be favorably impacted by approximately 4% to 5% in the first quarter of 2010 and by approximately 1.5% to 2.5% for the full year of 2010. The Company projects that diluted net earnings per share for 2010 will be in the range of $3.20 to $3.30, an increase of 8% to 12% over adjusted diluted net earnings per share of $2.95 in 2009.

Conference Call

As previously announced the Company will host a conference call for financial analysts at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, today to discuss the Company’s operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2009 and provide an operational update. To participate in the conference call dial 800-510-0146 (domestic) or 617-614-3449 (international) and enter the participant passcode 21843064. A simultaneous webcast of the call will be accessible via the Company’s website at www.stryker.com. The call will be archived on this site for 90 days.

A recording of the call will also be available from 7:30 p.m., Eastern Time, on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. To hear this recording you may dial 888-286-8010 (domestic) or 617-801-6888 (international) and enter the passcode 75889578.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. They will be based upon management’s current expectations and will be subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: weakening of economic conditions that could adversely affect the level of demand for the Company’s products; pricing pressures generally, including cost-containment measures that could adversely affect the price of or demand for the Company’s products; changes in foreign exchange markets; legislative and regulatory actions; unanticipated issues arising in connection with clinical studies and otherwise that affect U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of new products; changes in reimbursement levels from third-party payors; a significant increase in product liability claims; unfavorable resolution of tax audits; changes in financial markets; and changes in the competitive environment. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

Stryker Corporation is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies with the most broadly based range of products in orthopaedics and a significant presence in other medical specialties. Stryker works with respected medical professionals to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. The Company’s products include implants used in joint replacement, trauma, and spinal surgeries; surgical equipment and surgical navigation systems; endoscopic and communications systems; patient handling and emergency medical equipment; as well as other medical device products used in a variety of medical specialties. For more information about Stryker, please visit www.stryker.com.

STRYKER CORPORATION
For the Three Month and Year Ended December 31, 2009
(Unaudited – In Millions Except Per Share Amounts)

Fourth Quarter
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS 2009 2008 % Change

Net sales $1,834.2 $1,718.2 6.8
Cost of sales 593.2 556.0 6.7

GROSS PROFIT 1,241.0 1,162.2 6.8
% of Sales 67.7 67.6

Research, development and
engineering expenses 89.5 99.8 (10.3)
Selling, general and
administrative expenses 628.7 647.6 (2.9)
Intangibles amortization 8.8 9.6 (8.3)
Restructuring charges – 34.9 (100.0)

727.0 791.9 (8.2)

OPERATING INCOME 514.0 370.3 38.8
% of Sales 28.0 21.6

Other income (expense) 9.1 9.8 (7.1)

EARNINGS BEFORE INCOME TAXES 523.1 380.1 37.6

Income taxes 217.1 102.4 112.0

NET EARNINGS $306.0 $277.7 10.2

Net earnings per share
Basic $0.77 $0.70 10.0
Diluted net earnings per share $0.76 $0.69 10.1

Average Shares Outstanding
Basic 397.8 399.5
Diluted 400.4 402.9

Year Ended December 31
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS 2009 2008 % Change

Net sales $6,723.1 $6,718.2 0.1
Cost of sales 2,183.7 2,131.4 2.5

GROSS PROFIT 4,539.4 4,586.8 (1.0)
% of Sales 67.5 68.3

Research, development and
engineering expenses 336.2 367.8 (8.6)
Selling, general and
administrative expenses 2,506.3 2,625.1 (4.5)
Intangibles amortization 35.5 40.0 (11.3)
Restructuring charges 67.0 34.9 92.0

2,945.0 3,067.8 (4.0)

OPERATING INCOME 1,594.4 1,519.0 5.0
% of Sales 23.7 22.6

Other income (expense) 29.5 61.2 (51.8)

EARNINGS BEFORE INCOME TAXES 1,623.9 1,580.2 2.8

Income taxes 516.5 432.4 19.4

NET EARNINGS $1,107.4 $1,147.8 (3.5)

Net earnings per share
Basic $2.79 $2.81 (0.7)
Diluted net earnings per share $2.77 $2.78 (0.4)

Average Shares Outstanding
Basic 397.4 408.1
Diluted 399.4 413.6

RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED NET EARNINGS TO ADJUSTED NET EARNINGS

Fourth Quarter
2009 2008 % Change
NET EARNINGS
Reported net earnings $306.0 $277.7 10.2
Restructuring charges – 21.7 (100.0)
Patent litigation gain (42.9) – –
Income taxes on repatriation of foreign
earnings 67.1 – –
Adjusted net earnings $330.2 $299.4 10.3

DILUTED NET EARNINGS PER SHARE
Reported diluted net earnings per share $0.76 $0.69 10.1
Restructuring charges $- $0.05 (100.0)
Patent litigation gain $(0.11) $- –
Income taxes on repatriation of foreign
earnings $0.17 $- –
Adjusted diluted net earnings per share $0.82 $0.74 10.8

Year Ended December 31
2009 2008 % Change
NET EARNINGS
Reported net earnings $1,107.4 $1,147.8 (3.5)
Restructuring charges 48.4 21.7 123.0
Patent litigation gain (42.9) – –
Income taxes on repatriation of foreign
earnings 67.1 – –
Adjusted net earnings $1,180.0 $1,169.5 0.9

DILUTED NET EARNINGS PER SHARE
Reported diluted net earnings per share $2.77 $2.78 (0.4)
Restructuring charges $0.12 $0.05 140.0
Patent litigation gain $(0.11) $- –
Income taxes on repatriation of foreign
earnings $0.17 $- –
Adjusted diluted net earnings per share $2.95 $2.83 4.2

STRYKER CORPORATION
For the Three Month and Year Ended December 31, 2009
(Unaudited – In Millions)

Fourth Quarter
% Change
Constant
CONDENSED SALES ANALYSIS 2009 2008 Reported Currency

Domestic $1,158.6 $1,128.7 2.6 2.6
International 675.6 589.5 14.6 2.2

NET SALES $1,834.2 $1,718.2 6.8 2.5

Orthopaedic Implants $1,115.6 $1,016.9 9.7 4.7
MedSurg Equipment 718.6 701.3 2.5 (0.7)

NET SALES $1,834.2 $1,718.2 6.8 2.5

Year Ended December 31
% Change
Constant
CONDENSED SALES ANALYSIS 2009 2008 Reported Currency

Domestic $4,317.4 $4,282.2 0.8 0.8
International 2,405.7 2,436.0 (1.2) 3.3

NET SALES $6,723.1 $6,718.2 0.1 1.7

Orthopaedic Implants $4,119.7 $3,967.5 3.8 5.7
MedSurg Equipment 2,603.4 2,750.7 (5.4) (4.1)

NET SALES $6,723.1 $6,718.2 0.1 1.7

Fourth Quarter
% Change

Domestic International Total
Constant Constant
SUPPLEMENTAL SALES
GROWTH ANALYSIS Reported Reported Currency Reported Currency

Orthopaedic Implants
sales:
Hips 7 13 0 10 4
Knees 10 13 (1) 11 7
Trauma 11 15 3 13 6
Spine 4 26 14 9 6
Craniomaxillofacial 15 17 5 16 12
Total Orthopaedic
Implants 7 14 1 10 5

MedSurg Equipment
sales:
Surgical equipment
and surgical
navigation systems (1) 19 6 4 1
Endoscopic and
communications
systems 2 19 6 7 3
Patient handling and
emergency medical
equipment (11) 4 (6) (8) (10)
Total MedSurg
Equipment (2) 16 4 2 (1)

Year Ended December 31
% Change

Domestic International Total
Constant Constant
Reported Reported Currency Reported Currency

Orthopaedic Implants
sales:
Hips 6 (2) 4 2 5
Knees 10 (5) 0 4 6
Trauma 10 2 4 5 6
Spine 11 9 12 10 11
Craniomaxillofacial 13 (2) 2 8 9
Total Orthopaedic
Implants 7 (1) 3 4 6

MedSurg Equipment
sales:
Surgical equipment
and surgical
navigation systems 2 (2) 3 1 2
Endoscopic and
communications
systems (5) 6 11 (2) (1)
Patient handling and
emergency medical
equipment (23) (17) (12) (22) (20)
Total MedSurg
Equipment (7) (2) 3 (5) (4)

STRYKER CORPORATION
(Unaudited – In Millions)

December December
31 31
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS 2009 2008

ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents $658.7 $701.1

Marketable securities 2,296.1 1,494.5

Accounts receivable (net) 1,147.1 1,129.5

Inventories 943.0 952.7

Other current assets 806.3 701.5

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 5,851.2 4,979.3

Property, Plant and Equipment
(net) 947.6 963.8

Goodwill and Other Intangibles
(net) 1,591.5 935.5

Other Assets 681.0 724.7

TOTAL ASSETS $9,071.3 $7,603.3

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’
EQUITY

Current Liabilities $1,441.0 $1,462.1

Other Liabilities 1,035.2 734.5

Shareholders’ Equity 6,595.1 5,406.7

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY $9,071.3 $7,603.3

STRYKER CORPORATION
For the Three Month and Year Ended December 31, 2009
(Unaudited – In Millions)

Year Ended December
Fourth Quarter 31
CONDENSED STATEMENTS
OF CASH FLOWS 2009 2008 2009 2008

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Net earnings $306.0 $277.7 $1,107.4 $1,147.8

Depreciation 47.3 37.4 165.2 155.4

Amortization 57.5 55.7 220.1 232.2

Restructuring charges – 34.9 67.0 34.9

Changes in working
capital and other 129.3 13.6 (99.0) (394.4)

NET CASH PROVIDED BY
OPERATING ACTIVITIES 540.1 419.3 1,460.7 1,175.9

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Acquisitions, net of
cash acquired (552.5) (3.4) (570.2) (14.2)

Proceeds from
(purchases of)
marketable
securities, net (230.6) 36.3 (628.4) 470.9

Purchases of property,
plant and equipment (41.7) (46.1) (131.3) (155.2)

Proceeds from sales of
property, plant and
equipment – 8.2 1.5 8.6

NET CASH PROVIDED BY
(USED IN) INVESTING
ACTIVITIES (824.8) (5.0) (1,328.4) 310.1

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Borrowings
(repayments) of debt,
net 0.1 0.8 (2.7) 6.7

Dividends paid (39.8) – (198.4) (135.6)

Repurchase and
retirement of common
stock – (404.0) – (1,000.0)

Other 25.7 38.1 7.8 82.8

NET CASH USED IN
FINANCING ACTIVITIES (14.0) (365.1) (193.3) (1,046.1)

Effect of exchange
rate changes on cash
and cash equivalents (2.9) (16.1) 18.6 (29.3)

CHANGE IN CASH AND
CASH EQUIVALENTS $(301.6) $33.1 $(42.4) $410.6

Source: Stryker Corporation

CONTACT: Katherine A. Owen, Vice President, Strategy and Investor
Relations, +1-269-385-2600

Web Site: http://www.stryker.com/

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