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Henry Schein' Q1 2017 earnings up 28.5% over prior-year

Henry Schein reported first quarter fiscal year 2017 earnings of $1.76 per share, which was up 28.5 percent over prior-year diluted earnings per share.

Here's what you should know.

1. Henry Schein had $2.9 billion in sales, a 7.7 percent increase over first quarter fiscal year 2016.

2. Henry Schein's first quarter income was $140.7 million, or $1.76 per diluted share.

3. Henry Schein's dental sales increased 7.9 percent, consisting of an 8.2 percent increased local growth and a 0.3 percent decrease in foreign currency.

4. As for its fiscal year 2017 guidance, Henry Schein expects earnings per share around $7.17 to $7.30 at year end.

5. Henry Schein CEO Stanley Bergman said in a release, "We believe that the markets we serve are generally healthy and are growing, and that our global dental, animal health and medical groups all continued to gain market share during the quarter."

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