MELVILLE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, today reported fourth quarter financial results from continuing operations. Results from continuing operations exclude contributions from Henry Schein’s former Animal Health business, which was spun off in February 2019 to form a new publicly traded company, Covetrus (Nasdaq: CVET).
Total net sales for the quarter ended December 26, 2020, were $3.2 billion, an increase of 18.6% compared with the fourth quarter of 2019, driven by sales of personal protective equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 related products. The 18.6% increase included 17.1% internal growth in local currencies, 0.3% growth from acquisitions and 1.2% growth related to foreign currency exchange. (See Exhibit A for details of sales growth).
GAAP net income attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $141.9 million, or $0.99