Cardinal Health Reports Second Quarter Results

DUBLIN, Ohio , Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardinal Health, a global provider of products and services that improve the safety and productivity of health care, today reported solid fiscal second quarter results driven by top- and bottom-line...


Debt to Total Capital: debt divided by (debt plus total shareholders' equity)

Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations: earnings from continuing operations divided by diluted weighted average shares outstanding

Effective Tax Rate from Continuing Operations: provision for income taxes divided by earnings before income taxes and discontinued operations

Operating Cash Flow: net cash provided by / (used in) operating activities from continuing operations

Other Spin-Off Costs: costs incurred in connection with the Company's plans to spin off most of its clinical and medical products businesses that are not included in special items or impairments, (gain)/loss on sale of assets and other, net

Segment Profit: segment revenue minus (segment cost of products sold and segment selling, general and administrative expenses)

Segment Profit Margin: segment profit divided by segment revenue

Segment Profit Mix: segment profit divided by total segment profit for all segments

Return on Equity: annualized net earnings divided by average shareholders' equity

Return on Invested Capital: annualized net earnings plus interest expense and other divided by (average total shareholders' equity plus debt plus unrecorded goodwill)

Revenue Mix: segment revenue divided by total segment revenue for all segments

NON-GAAP

Net Debt to Capital: net debt divided by (net debt plus total shareholders' equity)

Net Debt: debt minus (cash and equivalents and short-term investments available for sale)

Non-GAAP Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations: non-GAAP earnings from continuing operations divided by diluted weighted average shares outstanding (1)

Non-GAAP Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations Growth Rate: (current period non-GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations minus prior period non- GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations) divided by prior period non-GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations (1)

Non-GAAP Earnings from Continuing Operations: earnings from continuing operations excluding (1) special items, (2) impairments, (gain)/loss on sale of assets and other, net and (3) Other Spin-Off Costs, each net of tax (1)

Non-GAAP Earnings from Continuing Operations Growth Rate: (current period non-GAAP earnings from continuing operations minus prior period non-GAAP earnings from continuing operations) divided by prior period non-GAAP earnings from continuing operations (1)

Non-GAAP Effective Tax Rate from Continuing Operations: (provision for income taxes adjusted for (1) special items, (2) impairments, (gain)/loss on sale of assets and other, net and (3) Other Spin-Off Costs) divided by (earnings before income taxes and discontinued operations adjusted for (1) special items, (2) impairments, (gain)/loss on sale of assets and other, net and (3) Other Spin-Off Costs) (1)

Non-GAAP Operating Earnings: operating earnings excluding (1) special items, (2) impairments, (gain)/loss on sale of assets and other, net and (3) Other Spin-Off Costs (1)

Non-GAAP Operating Earnings Growth Rate: (current period non-GAAP operating earnings minus prior period non-GAAP operating earnings) divided by prior period non-GAAP operating earnings (1)

Non-GAAP Return on Equity: (annualized current period net earnings excluding (1) special items, (2) impairments, (gain)/loss on sale of assets and other, net and (3) Other Spin-Off Costs, each net of tax) divided by average shareholders' equity (1)

Non-GAAP Return on Invested Capital: (annualized net earnings excluding (1) special items, (2) impairments, (gain)/loss on sale of assets and other, net, (3) Other Spin-Off Costs and (4) interest expense and other, each net of tax) divided by (average total shareholders' equity plus debt plus unrecorded goodwill) (1)

(1) During the second quarter of fiscal 2009, the Company began to exclude Other Spin-Off Costs from the calculation of this non-GAAP financial measure. Prior year results have been recast to reflect the new calculation methodology.