St. Jude Medical today reported sales and net earnings for the fourth quarter and year ended December 29, 2012. According to the announcement:
“Total CRM sales, which include implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and pacemaker products, were $682 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, a 6 percent decrease compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. After adjusting for the impact of foreign currency, total CRM sales decreased 5 percent. Total CRM product sales for the full-year 2012 were $2.854 billion, down approximately 6 percent from 2011. On a currency neutral basis, total CRM sales declined 3.5 percent from the prior year.