Edwards Lifesciences Reports Strong Fourth Quarter Results

Edwards Lifesciences Reports Strong Fourth Quarter Results 
Growth in Europe Drove Robust Global THV Sales; Important Product
Launches in 2014 to Strengthen Technology Leadership 
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/03/14 --  Edwards Lifesciences
Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart
valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today reported net income for the
quarter ended December 31, 2013, of $75.8 million, or $0.68 per
diluted share, and non-GAAP net income of $101.5 million, or $0.91
per diluted share.  
Fourth quarter net sales increased 5.0 percent to $536.0 million
compared to the same period last year. Underlying(1) sales growth was
10.3 percent. 
"I'm proud to say that our strong fourth quarter results helped us
finish a year that places Edwards Lifesciences in a stronger position
today than at any time in our history," said Michael A. Mussallem,
chairman and CEO. "During 2013 we launched important new products,
reported strong clinical data and made significant progress on
several key development milestones that position us very well for
sustainable future growth. Most importantly, even more patients are
benefitting from our life saving technologies than ever before."  
Sales Results
 For the fourth quarter, the company reported Surgical
Heart Valve Therapy product group sales of $207.0 million. Sales
increased 4.7 percent over the fourth quarter last year, or 7.6
percent on an underlying basis. Surgical heart valve sales growth was
driven primarily by unit growth in the U.S. and Europe. Sales of the
EDWARDS INTUITY valve in Europe also lifted growth. 
Sales of transcatheter heart valves (THV) were $183.9 million for the
quarter, a 14.2 percent growth rate over the fourth quarter last
year. THV sales grew 21.6 percent on an underlying basis to $198.0
million. These results were driven by especially strong growth in
Europe and the expected contribution from the Edwards SAPIEN valve in
the U.S. Outside the U.S., sales grew by 22.3 percent, or 27.6
percent on an underlying basis.  
"Double digit industry growth of transcatheter valve procedures in
Europe, even after six years of commercial availability, validates
our belief in the existence of a large group of untreated patients
just now seeking treatment," said Mussallem. "We are also 
pleased
with how our THV rollout is progressing in Japan and continue to
believe the opportunity there is attractive. In the U.S., clinical
sales were strong once again, driven primarily by the rapid
enrollment of the SAPIEN 3 high-risk arm of The PARTNER II Trial.
And, by year end, 290 sites in the U.S. were offering SAPIEN to their
patients and maintaining high procedural success rates." 
As discussed during its Investor Conference in December, as the
company launches the Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve in Europe and Edwards
SAPIEN XT valve in the U.S., it will exchange previously sold
products with the more advanced technologies. These planned product
upgrades required the recording of two reserves in the fourth
quarter: a $14.1 million sales return reserve that reflects the value
of the valves already sold, which will reverse during 2014 as the
company ships the upgraded valves, and a small inventory reserve for
returned product not expected to be resold. 
Critical Care product group sales were $145.1 million for the
quarter, representing a decrease of 4.4 percent, or an increase of
1.8 percent on an underlying basis. Growth was solid across most
regions and product lines this quarter, but was impacted by China
distributor inventory reductions and the ongoing exit of the Access
product line. 
Domestic and international sales for the fourth quarter were $239.1
million and $296.9 million, respectively.  
Additional Operating Results
 For the quarter, Edwards' gross profit
margin was 72.9 percent, compared to 75.4 percent in the same period
last year. The reduction was driven primarily by a reduced benefit
from foreign exchange hedges, the impact from the sales return
reserve and higher manufacturing costs as the company prepares for
new THV product launches in the U.S. and Europe. These items were
partially offset by a more profitable product mix.  
Selling, general and administrative expenses were $190.5 million for
the quarter, or 35.5 percent of sales, compared to $177.9 million in
the same period last year. This 7.1 percent increase was driven
primarily by the U.S. Medical Device Excise Tax and Japan
transcatheter valve launch-related expenses, partially offset by
foreign exchange. 
Research and development for the quarter grew 4.9 percent to $78.6
million, or 14.7 percent of sales. This increase was primarily the
result of continued investments in heart valve clinical studies. 
Free cash flow for the quarter was $91.2 million, defined as cash
flow from operating activities of $111.3 million, less capital
spending of $20.1 million.  
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $936.9
million at December 31, 2013. Total debt was $593.1 million.  
Special Items
 During the quarter, the company recorded a pre-tax
$16.3 million special charge comprised of two items: a global
realignment charge of $10.4 million, primarily related to severance
expenses to improve Critical Care's operational efficiency, and a
$5.9 million intangible asset write-off related to a prior
acquisition. 
Mitral Program
 In providing an update on the company's mitral valve
program, Mussallem said, "We continue to be excited about this
significant opportunity that will be meaningful for patients, and
believe that Edwards is well positioned, even as the path to
commercialization may be long. We are disappointed that our
first-in-human experience has not yet begun, as we are just now
receiving the necessary regulatory approval to proceed. This has been
the sole cause for delay and we expect to begin shortly." 
Twelve-Month Results
 For the twelve months ended December 31, 2013,
net income was $391.7 million, or $3.44 per diluted share, a 38.7
percent increase over last year. On a non-GAAP basis, earnings per
diluted share were $3.13, a 16.4 percent increase over last year.  
Net sales for the twelve months of 2013 increased 7.7 percent to
$2.05 billion. Sales growth was 10.8 percent on an underlying basis. 
Domestic and international sales for the twelve months were $0.9
billion and $1.1 billion, respectively. 
During 2013, the company repurchased 6.8 million shares of common
stock for $496.9 million.  
Outlook
 "We continue to expect full year
2014 total sales of $2.05 billion to $2.25 billion. And, excluding
special items, we continue to expect diluted earnings per share to be
a wide range around $3.00," said Mussallem. "For the first quarter of
2014, we project total sales, excluding the impact of the THV
reserve, of $500 million to $550 million, and diluted earnings per
share, excluding the renewal of the research and development tax
credit and other special items, to be between $0.61 and $0.71. 
"We have a number of exciting products poised to contribute in 2014,
and as we look beyond 2014, we like how we're positioned," Mussallem
said. "Edwards is fortunate to have strong leadership in attractive
markets with sustainable growth potential, and a robust pipeline that
should enable us to strengthen our position even further and impact
the care of more patients around the world. Combined with upside
opportunities such as successful mitral therapies, glucose monitoring
and patent enforcement, we believe Edwards' future is very bright." 
About Edwards Lifesciences
 Edwards Lifesciences
 is the global leader
in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by
a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to
develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart
disease and critical care monitoring enabling them to save and
enhance lives. Additional company information can be found at
www.edwards.com.  
Conference Call and Webcast Information
 Edwards Lifesciences will be
hosting a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. PT to discuss its fourth
quarter results. To participate in the conference call, dial (877)
407-8037 or (201) 689-8037. For 72 hours following the call, an audio
replay can be accessed by dialing (877) 660-6853 or (201) 612-7415
and using conference number 13574369. The call will also be available
via live or archived webcast on the "Investor Relations" section of
the Edwards web site at www.edwards.com or ir.edwards.com. A live
stream and archived replay can also be accessed via mobile devices by
downloading Edwards' IR App for iPhone and iPad or Android. 
This news release includes forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking
statements can sometimes be identified by the use of words such as
"may," "will," "should," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "project,"
"estimate," "expect," "intend," "guidance," "outlook," "optimistic,"
"aspire," "confident" or other forms of these words or similar
expressions and include, but are not limited to, statements made by
Mr. Mussallem, information in the Outlook section, the company's
financial goals, expectations for sustainable future growth,
potential upside opportunities, plans to upgrade to new technologies,
the expectation that product launches will strengthen the company's
leadership position, developments in the mitral program and pipeline
of new products, and expected future business potential.
Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions
made by management of the company and are believed to be reasonable,
though they are inherently uncertain and difficult to predict. Our
forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they
are made and we do not undertake any obligation to update any
forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after
the date of the statement. If the company does update or correct one
or more of these statements, investors and others should not conclude
that the company will make additional updates or corrections. 
Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could
cause actual results or experience to differ materially from that
expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that
could cause actual results or experience to differ materially from
that expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements include
uncertainties associated with the timing and extent of regulatory
approvals, expanded indications and reimbursement levels for our
products, particularly our transcatheter heart valves; the ability of
the company to lead and maintain our position in the THV field; the
company's success in developing new products, creating opportunities
for its products and avoiding manufacturing and quality issues; the
impact of competitive products and currency exchange rates; the
timing or results of pending or future clinical trials and
pre-clinical milestones; actions by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration and other regulatory agencies; economic developments
in key markets; unexpected litigation results or expense; and other
risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the
year ended December 31, 2012, which are available at edwards.com.  
To supplement the consolidated financial results prepared in
accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"),
the company uses non-GAAP historical financial measures. The company
uses the term "underlying" when referring to non-GAAP sales
information, which excludes foreign exchange fluctuations, as well as
adjustments for discontinued and acquired products and sales reserves
associated with THV product upgrades, and "excluding special items"
or "adjusted for special items" to also exclude gains and losses from
special items such as significant investments, litigation, and
business development transactions, and for 2012 to include the tax
benefit for the U.S. R&D tax credit, which is required to be recorded
in 2013. Those results that exclude the impact of foreign exchange
and reflect "constant currency" are also non-GAAP financial measures.
Guidance for sales and sales growth rates is provided on an
"underlying" basis, and projections for diluted earnings per share,
are also provided on the same non-GAAP (or "excluding special items")
basis due to the inherent difficulty in forecasting such items.
Management does not consider the excluded items or adjustments as
part of day-to-day business or reflective of the core operational
activities of the company as they result from transactions outside
the ordinary course of business. Management uses non-GAAP financial
measures internally for strategic decision making, forecasting future
results and evaluating current performance. By disclosing non-GAAP
financial me
asures, management intends to provide investors with a
more meaningful, consistent comparison of the company's core
operating results and trends for the periods presented. These
non-GAAP financial measures are used in addition to and in
conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP and
reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the company's
operations that, when viewed with its GAAP results, provide a more
complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the company's
business. These non-GAAP measures should be considered as a
supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, the
corresponding measures calculated in accordance with generally
accepted accounting principles. Non-GAAP financial measures are not
prepared in accordance with GAAP; therefore, the information is not
necessarily comparable to other companies. A reconciliation of
non-GAAP historical financial measures to the most comparable GAAP
measure is provided in the tables below. The company is not able to
provide a reconciliation of projected net income and growth, free
cash flow, and projected earnings per share guidance, excluding
special items, to expected reported results due to the unknown
effect, timing and potential significance of special charges or
gains, and management's inability to forecast charges associated with
future transactions and initiatives.  
Edwards, Edwards Lifesciences, the stylized E logo, EDWARDS INTUITY,
Edwards SAPIEN, SAPIEN, SAPIEN XT, SAPIEN 3, PARTNER and PARTNER II
are trademarks of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. 
(1) "Underlying" amounts are non-GAAP items and in this press release
exclude foreign exchange fluctuations and the THV sales return
reserve. See the reconciliation tables below. 


 
                                                                            
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION                                            
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations                             
                                                                            
                                  Three Months Ended        Year Ended      
                                     December 31,          December 31,     
                                 --------------------- ---------------------
(in millions, except per share                                              
 data)                              2013       2012       2013       2012   
                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                                                            
Net sales                        $   536.0  $   510.5  $ 2,045.5  $ 1,899.6 
Cost of goods sold                   145.5      125.8      522.4      494.6 
                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                                                            
Gross profit                         390.5      384.7    1,523.1    1,405.0 
                                                                            
Selling, general and                                                        
 administrative expenses             190.5      177.9      745.6      705.3 
Research and development                                                    
 expenses                             78.6       74.9      323.0      291.3 
Special charges (gains), net          16.3        9.0      (67.3)      16.0 
Interest expense (income), net         4.0          -        5.2       (0.4)
Other (income) expense, net           (0.4)       0.7        1.3        1.7 
                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                                                            
Income before provision for                                                 
 income taxes                        101.5      122.2      515.3      391.1 
                                                                            
Provision for income taxes            25.7       31.1      123.6       97.9 
                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                                                            
Net income                       $    75.8  $    91.1  $   391.7  $   293.2 
                                 ========== ========== ========== ==========
                                                                            
Earnings per share:                                                         
  Basic                          $    0.69  $    0.79  $    3.51  $    2.55 
  Diluted                        $    0.68  $    0.77  $    3.44  $    2.48 
                                                                            
Weighted-average common shares                                              
 outstanding:                                                               
  Basic                              109.2      115.0      111.7      114.9 
  Diluted                            111.0      117.
8      113.8      118.3 
                                                                            
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Operating Statistics                                                        
As a percentage of net sales:                                               
  Gross profit                        72.9%      75.4%      74.5%      74.0%
  Selling, general and                                                      
   administrative expenses            35.5%      34.8%      36.5%      37.1%
  Research and development                                                  
   expenses                           14.7%      14.7%      15.8%      15.3%
  Income before provision for                                               
   income taxes                       18.9%      23.9%      25.2%      20.6%
  Net income                          14.1%      17.8%      19.1%      15.4%
                                                                            
Effective tax rate                    25.3%      25.5%      24.0%      25.0%
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Note: Numbers may not calculate due to rounding.                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION                                            
Unaudited Balance Sheets                                                    
(in millions)                                                               
                                                December 31,   December 31, 
                                                    2013           2012     
                                               -------------- --------------
ASSETS                                                                      
                                                                            
Current assets                                                              
Cash and cash equivalents                      $       420.4  $       310.9 
Short-term investments                                 516.5          210.5 
Accounts and other receivables, net                    328.0          347.5 
Inventories, net                                       308.9          281.0 
Deferred income taxes                                   33.4           43.4 
Prepaid expenses                                        46.8           41.6 
Other current assets                                    71.8           57.0 
                                               -------------- --------------
  Total current assets                               1,725.8        1,291.9 
                                                                            
Long-term accounts receivable, net                       7.3            9.9 
Property, plant and equipment, net                     421.6          373.3 
Goodwill                                               385.4          384.7 
Other intangible assets, net                            57.2           67.0 
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates                21.9           21.1 
Deferred income taxes                                   70.1           47.3 
Other assets                                            35.4           26.3 
                                               -------------- --------------
                                                                            
  Total assets                                 $     2,724.7  $     2,221.5 
                                               ============== ==============
                                                                            
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                                        
                                                                            
Current liabilities                                                         
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities       $       345.6  $       347.4 
                                               -------------- --------------
                                                                            
Long-term debt                                         593.1          189.3 
                                               -------------- --------------
Other long-term liabilities                            226.8          205.5 
                                               -------------- --------------
                                                                            
Stockholders' equity                                                        
Common stock                                           126.0          124.2 
Additional paid-in capital                             671.2          489.0 
Retained earnings                                    2,045.6        1,653.9 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss                   (27.6)         (37.9)
Treasury stock, at cost                             (1,256.0)        (749.9)
                                               -------------- --------------
  Total stockholders' equity                         1,559.2        1,479.3 
                                               -------------- --------------
                                                                            
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity     $     2,724.7  $     2,221.5 
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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
 Non-GAAP Financial Information  
To supplement the consolidated financial results prepared in
accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"),
the Company uses non-GAAP historical financial measures. The Company
uses the term "underlying" when referring to non-GAAP sales
information, which excludes discontinued and acquired products and
foreign exchange fluctuations, and "excluding special items" or
"adjusted for special items" to also exclude gains and losses from
special items such as significant investments, litigation, and
business development transactions, and for 2012 to include the tax
benefit for the U.S. Research and Development ("R&D") tax credit,
which is required to be recorded in 2013. Those results that exclude
the impact of foreign exchange and reflect "constant currency" are
also non-GAAP financial measures. Guidance for sales and sales growth
rates is provided on an "underlying basis," and projections for
diluted earnings per share, net income and growth, gross profit
margin, taxes and free cash flow are also provided on the same
non-GAAP (or "excluding special items") basis due to the inherent
difficulty in forecasting such items. Management does not consider
the excluded items or adjustments as part of day-to-day business or
reflective of the core operational activities of the Company as they
result from transactions outside the ordinary course of business.  
Management uses non-GAAP financial measures internally for strategic
decision making, forecasting future results and evaluating current
performance. By disclosing non-GAAP financial measures, management
intends to provide investors with a more meaningful, consistent
comparison of the Company's core operating results and trends for the
periods presented. These non-GAAP financial measures are used in
addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance
with GAAP and reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the
Company's operations that, when viewed with its GAAP results, provide
a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting
 the
Company's business. These non-GAAP measures should be considered as a
supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, the
corresponding measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.  
Non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP;
therefore, the information is not necessarily comparable to other
companies. A reconciliation of non-GAAP historical financial measures
to the most comparable GAAP measure is provided in the tables below.
The Company is not able to provide a reconciliation of projected net
income and growth, free cash flow, and projected earnings per share
guidance, excluding special items, to expected reported results due
to the unknown effect, timing and potential significance of special
charges or gains, and management's inability to forecast charges
associated with future transactions and initiatives.  
The items described below are adjustments to the GAAP financial
results in the reconciliations that follow: 
Transcatheter Heart Valve ("THV") Sales Returns Reserve and Related
Costs - In the fourth quarter of 2013, the Company recorded a sales
returns reserve and related costs of $15.2 million related to
estimated THV product returns expected upon introduction of next
generation THV products. Given the magnitude and unusual nature of
this adjustment relative to the operating results for the period
presented, the financial impact has been excluded from non-GAAP net
income and from the Company's sales growth in the "Unaudited
Reconciliation of Sales by Product Group and Region".  
Recall of Heart Valves and Catheters - In the second quarter of 2012,
the Company increased its non-GAAP gross profit by $8.1 million to
exclude the impact of its voluntary recall of certain heart valves
and Critical Care catheters. Given the magnitude and unusual nature
of this adjustment relative to the operating results for the period
presented, the financial impact of the recall has been excluded from
non-GAAP net income. 
Special Charges (Gains), net - The Company recorded certain special
gains and charges in 2013 and 2012 related to the following: 


 
     1) Worldwide realignment: $10.4 million charge in the fourth quarter 
     of 2013 and $9.0 million charge in the fourth quarter of 2012 related
     primarily to severance expenses associated with a global workforce   
     realignment;                                                         
                                                                          
     2) In-process Research and Development ("IPR&D") Impairment: $5.9    
     million charge in the fourth quarter of 2013 related to the          
     impairment of IPR&D;                                                 
                                                                          
     3) Litigation award: $83.6 million gain in the first quarter of 2013 
     related to the April 2010 jury award from Medtronic of damages for   
     infringement of the U.S. Andersen transcatheter heart valve patent.  
                                                                          
     4) Licensing of Intellectual Property: $7.0 million charge in the    
     second quarter of 2012 for the upfront licensing and royalty fees    
     related to the licensing of intellectual property;                   

 
Given the magnitude and unusual nature of these special items relative
to the operating results for the periods presented, this item has
been excluded from non-GAAP net income and earnings per share. 
Provision For Income Taxes - During the first quarter of 2013, the
Company recorded an $8.4 million income tax benefit relating to the
federal R&D tax credit that was extended in 2013 retroactive to the
beginning of 2012. During the first quarter of 2012, the Company
recorded a $2.3 million tax benefit due to the remeasurement of its
uncertain tax positions. Given the magnitude and unusual nature of
the tax events relative to the periods presented, non-GAAP net income
and earnings per share has been adjusted for these tax events.  
Foreign Exchange - Fluctuation in exchange rates impacts the
comparative results and sales growth rates of the Company's
underlying business. Management believes that excluding the impact of
foreign exchange rate fluctuations from its sales growth provides
investors a more meaningful comparison to historical financial
results. The impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations has been
detailed in the "Unaudited Reconciliation of Sales by Product Group
and Region." 


 
                                                                            
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION                                            
Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information          
                                                                            
GAAP TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME TABLE                                           
                                     Three Months Ended      Year Ended     
                                        December 31,        December 31,    
                                     ------------------- -------------------
(in millions, except per share data)   2013      2012      2013      2012   
                                     --------- --------- --------- ---------
                                                                            
GAAP Net Income                      $  75.8   $   91.1  $  391.7  $  293.2 
     Growth Rate %                     (16.8%)               33.6%          
                                                                            
Reconciling items: (A)                                                      
                                                                            
  THV sales returns reserve and                                             
   related costs                        15.2          -      15.2         - 
  Recall of heart valves and                                                
   catheters                               -          -         -       8.1 
                                                                            
  Special charges (gains), net                                              
  1) Worldwide realignment              10.4        9.0      10.4       9.0 
  2) IPR&D impairment                    5.9          -       5.9         - 
  3) Litigation award                      -          -     (83.6)        - 
  4) Licensing of intellectual                                              
      property                             -          -         -       7.0 
                                                                            
  Provision for income taxes                                                
     Tax effect on reconciling items                                        
      (B)                               (5.8)      (2.0)     25.5      (5.4)
     Federal research and                                                   
      development tax credit               -      
  8.4      (8.4)      8.4 
     Remeasurement of uncertain tax                                         
      position reserves                    -          -         -      (2.3)
                                                                            
                                     --------- --------- --------- ---------
Non-GAAP Net Income                  $ 101.5   $  106.5  $  356.7  $  318.0 
                                     ========= ========= ========= =========
     Growth Rate %                      (4.7%)               12.2%          
                                                                            
GAAP TO NON-GAAP DILUTED EARNINGS                                           
 PER SHARE TABLE                                                            
                                                                            
GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share      $  0.68   $   0.77  $   3.44  $   2.48 
     Growth Rate %                     (11.7%)               38.7%          
                                                                            
Reconciling items: (A)(C)                                                   
                                                                            
  THV sales returns reserve and                                             
   related costs                     $  0.10          -  $   0.10         - 
  Recall of heart valves and                                                
   catheters                               -          -         -      0.06 
                                                                            
  Special charges (gains), net                                              
  1) Worldwide realignment              0.08       0.06      0.08      0.06 
  2) IPR&D impairment                   0.05          -      0.04         - 
  3) Litigation award                      -          -     (0.46)        - 
  4) Licensing of intellectual                                              
      property                             -          -         -      0.04 
                                                                            
  Provision for income taxes                                                
     Federal research and                                                   
      development tax credit               -       0.07     (0.07)     0.07 
     Remeasurement of uncertain tax                                         
      position reserves                    -          -         -     (0.02)
                                                                            
                                     --------- --------- --------- ---------
Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share  $  0.91   $   0.90  $   3.13  $   2.69 
                                     ========= ========= ========= =========
     Growth Rate %                       1.1%                16.4%          
                                                                            
                                                                            
Note: Numbers may not calculate due to rounding.                            
(A) See description of "Gross Profit," "Special Charges (Gains), net" and   
    "Provision For Income Taxes" on the Non-GAAP Financial Information page.
(B) The tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments is calculated using the relevant 
    tax jurisdictions' statutory tax rates.                                 
(C) All amounts are tax effected, calculated using the relevant tax         
    jurisdictions' statutory tax rates.                                     
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION                                            
Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Tax Rate                       
                                                                            
GAAP TO NON-GAAP TAX RATE TABLE                                             
                                                Three Months                
                                                   Ended        Year Ended  
                                                December 31,   December 31, 
                                                    2013           2013     
                                               -------------- --------------
                                                                            
GAAP Tax Rate                                           25.3%          24.0%
                                                                            
Reconciling items: (A)                                                      
                                                                            
  THV sales returns reserve and related costs        0.2 pts        0.1 pts 
                                                                            
  Special charges (gains), net                                              
    Worldwide realignment                          (1.1) pts      (0.2) pts 
    IPR&D impairment                               (0.7) pts      (0.1) pts 
    Litigation award                                       -      (2.0) pts 
                                                                            
  Provision for income taxes                                                
    Federal research and development tax                                    
     credit                                                -        1.2 pts 
                                                                            
                                               -------------- --------------
Non-GAAP Tax Rate                                       23.7%          23.0%
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(A) See description of "Special Charges (Gains), net" and "Provision For    
    Income Taxes" on the Non-GAAP Financial Information page.               
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                             
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION                             
Unaudited Reconciliation of Sales by Product Group and Region
($ in millions)                                              
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
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                                                         GAAP  
Sales by Product Group                                  Growth 
 (QTD)                   4Q 2013   4Q 2012    Change    Rate*  
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Surgical Heart Valve                                           
 Therapy                $   207.0 $   197.7 $    9.3      4.7% 
Transcatheter Heart                                            
 Valves                     183.9     161.0     22.9     14.2% 
Critical Care               145.1     151.8     (6.7)    (4.4%)
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Total Sales             $   536.0 $   510.5 $   25.5      5.0% 
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                            2013 Adjusted        2012 Adjusted              
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                          Sales     4Q 2013              4Q 2012  Underlying
Sales by Product Group   Returns  Underlying           Underlying   Growth  
 (QTD)                   Reserve     Sales   FX Impact    Sales      Rate*  
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Surgical Heart Valve                                                        
 Therapy                $       - $    207.0 $   (5.4) $    192.3       7.6%
Transcatheter Heart                                                         
 Valves                      14.1      198.0      1.8       162.8      21.6%
Critical Care                   -      145.1     (9.3)      142.5       1.8%
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Total Sales             $    14.1 $    550.1 $  (12.9) $    497.6      10.3%
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                                                         GAAP  
Sales by Product Group   YTD 4Q     YTD 4Q              Growth 
 (YTD)                     2013      2012     Change    Rate*  
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Surgical Heart Valve                                           
 Therapy                $   801.2 $   787.5 $   13.7      1.7% 
Transcatheter Heart                                            
 Valves                     707.7     552.1    155.6     28.2% 
Critical Care               536.6     560.0    (23.4)    (4.2%)
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Total Sales             $ 2,045.5 $ 1,899.6 $  145.9      7.7% 
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                            2013 Adjusted        2012 Adjusted              
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                                    YTD 4Q               YTD 4Q             
                          Sales      2013                 2012    Underlying
Sales by Product Group   Returns  Underlying           Underlying   Growth  
 (YTD)                   Reserve     Sales   FX Impact    Sales      Rate*  
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Surgical Heart Valve                                                        
 Therapy                $       - $    801.2 $  (20.2) $    767.3       4.4%
Transcatheter Heart                                                         
 Valves                      14.1      721.8      5.2       557.3      29.5%
Critical Care                   -      536.6    (28.9)      531.1       1.0%
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Total Sales             $    14.1 $  2,059.6 $  (43.9) $  1,855.7      10.8%
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                                                         GAAP  
                                                        Growth 
Sales by Region (QTD)    4Q 2013   4Q 2012    Change    Rate*  
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United States           $   239.1 $   224.9 $   14.2      6.3% 
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  Europe                    162.3     142.6     19.7     13.8% 
  Japan                      67.6      79.2    (11.6)   (14.6%)
  Rest of World              67.0      63.8      3.2      5.1% 
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International               296.9     285.6     11.3      4.0% 
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Total                   $   536.0 $   510.5 $   25.5      5.0% 
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                            2013 Adjusted        2012 Adjusted              
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                          Sales     4Q 2013              4Q 2012  Underlying
                         Returns  Underlying           Underlying   Growth  
Sales by Region (QTD)    Reserve     Sales   FX Impact    Sales      Rate*  
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United States           $     7.5 $    246.6 $      -  $    224.9       9.6%
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  Europe                      6.6      168.9      5.9       148.5      13.9%
  Japan                         -       67.6    (15.6)       63.6       6.1%
  Rest of World                 -       67.0     (3.2)       60.6      10.6%
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International                 6.6      303.5    (12.9)      272.7      10.9%
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Total                   $    14.1 $    550.1 $  (12.9) $    497.6      10.3%
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                                                         GAAP  
                         YTD 4Q     YTD 4Q              Growth 
Sales by Region (YTD)      2013      2012     Change    Rate*  
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United States           $   939.6 $   812.1 $  127.5     15.7% 
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  Europe                    616.5     559.7     56.8     10.2% 
  Japan                     243.6     294.1    (50.5)   (17.2%)
  Rest of World             245.8     233.7     12.1      5.1% 
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International             1,105.9   1,087.5     18.4      1.7% 
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Total                   $ 2,045.5 $ 1,899.6 $  145.9      7.7% 
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                            2013 Adjusted        2012 Adjusted              
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                                    YTD 4Q               YTD 4Q             
                          Sales      2013                 2012    Underlying
                         Returns  Underlying           Underlying   Growth  
Sales by Region (YTD)    Reserve     Sales   FX Impact    Sales      Rate*  
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United States           $     7.5 $    947.1 $      -  $    812.1      16.6%
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  Europe                      6.6      623.1     12.0       571.7       9.0%
  Japan                         -      243.6    (50.7)      243.4       0.1%
  Rest of World                 -      245.8     (5.2)      228.5       7.6%
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International                 6.6    1,112.5    (43.9)    1,043.6       6.5%
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Total                   $    14.1 $  2,059.6 $  (43.9) $  1,855.7      10.8%
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* Numbers may not calculate due to rounding.    
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Sarah Huoh
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David K. Erickson
949-250-6826 
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
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Phone: 949.250.2500
Fax: 949.250.2525
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