DENTSPLY International Inc. (XRAY): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research - Zacks Equity Research Report


DENTSPLY's second-quarter 2014 earnings per share grew 4.5% to $0.69, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. Net revenues upped only 0.6% to $765.2 million but missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by $14.8 million. Sluggish market in both the U.S. and Europe hurt the company's revenue growth. However, we believe a diversified product range and significant investments in product innovation should help the company expand its share in the dental market. Management expects a 5.1 8.5% rise in earnings per share in 2014 based on better global market conditions. As such, we reaffirm our Neutral recommendation on DENTSPLY with a target of $49.00.


Founded in 1983 and headquartered in York, Pa. DENTSPLY International Inc. (XRAY) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of dental consumables, dental laboratory products, and dental specialty products. The company's products span over 120 countries, under some of the most well established brand names in the industry.

Dentsply derives its revenues from 4 major product categories: Dental Consumable Products, Dental Laboratory Products, Dental Specialty Products, and Consumable Medical Device Products.

Dental Consumables consists of dental sundries and small equipment products used in dental offices for the treatment of patients. Dentsply products in this category include dental injectable anesthetic, prophylaxis paste, dental sealant, impression material, restorative material, tooth whitener, and topical fluoride. The company manufactures thousands of different consumable products marketed under more than 100 brand names. Its small equipment products consist of various durable goods used in dental offices, for the treatment of dental patients. Dentsply's small equipment products include high- and low-speed hand pieces, intra-oral curing light systems, and ultrasonic scalers and polishers.

Dental laboratory products, used in the preparation of dental appliances, comprise of dental prosthetics, including artificial teeth, precious metal dental alloys, dental ceramics, and crown and bridge materials. They also include equipments that are used in laboratories with computer-aided machining (CAM) ceramic systems and porcelain furnaces.

Dental specialty products are used for specific purposes within the dental office and laboratory settings. The company's products in this category include endodontic (root canal) instruments and materials, dental implants, bone grafting materials, 3D digital implantology, dental lasers, and orthodontic appliances and accessories.

Consumable Medical Device products: Consumable medical device products consist mainly of urological products including catheters, certain surgical products, medical drills, and other non-medical products.

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