RICHMOND, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--At its annual investor meeting held today in New York, Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) outlined its new strategic plan and reaffirmed the financial guidance it originally provided in conjunction with the release of its 2016 financial results on February 14, 2017. At that time, the company provided financial guidance for diluted earnings on an adjusted basis (Non-GAAP) for 2017 in the range of $1.75 to $1.85 per share, and for 2018 in the range of $2.05 to $2.20 per share. As the company previously noted, these guidance ranges reflect ongoing challenges within the company’s Domestic business, including ongoing margin pressures resulting from changing market dynamics.
“I’m confident that our four-part strategy will position us well for the future and will enable us to achieve sustained profitable growth”
Although the company does provide guidance for adjusted earnings per share (which is a Non-GAAP financial measure), it is not able to forecast the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Certain elements of the composition of the GAAP amounts are not predictable, making it impractical for the company to forecast. Such elements include, but are not limited to restructuring and acquisition charges. As a result, no GAAP guidance is provided.
“I’m confident that our four-part strategy will position us well for the future and will enable us to achieve sustained profitable growth,” said P. Cody Phipps, president & chief executive officer of Owens & Minor. “Our four strategies include building the most intelligent route to market, expanding along the continuum of care, becoming the preferred outsourcer for leading manufacturers, and leveraging our data, analytics, and services. Our teams are focused, and actions are underway to realize the full potential of our strategy.”
A webcast of the investor meeting, featuring members of the Owens & Minor management team, and the related presentation are available at www.owens-minor.com under the Investor Relations events section. A discussion of the financial guidance is included in the management presentation.
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About Owens & Minor
Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is a global healthcare services company dedicated to Connecting the World of Medical Products to the Point of CareSM by providing vital supply chain services to healthcare providers and manufacturers of healthcare products. Owens & Minor provides logistics services across the spectrum of medical products from disposable medical supplies to devices and implants. With logistics platforms strategically located in the United States and Europe, Owens & Minor serves markets where three quarters of global healthcare spending occurs. Owens & Minor’s customers span the healthcare market from independent hospitals to large integrated healthcare networks, as well as group purchasing organizations, healthcare products manufacturers, and the federal government. A FORTUNE 500 company, Owens & Minor is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and has annualized revenues exceeding $9 billion. For more information about Owens & Minor, visit owens-minor.com, follow @Owens_Minor on Twitter, and connect on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/owens-&-minor.