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CVS Caremark Reports Record Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2012 Results

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

CVS Caremark Reports Record Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2012 Results07:00 EST Wednesday, February 06, 2013WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced operating results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO )Fourth Quarter Year-over-year Highlights:Net revenues increased 10.9% to a record $31.4 billion, with Pharmacy Services up 17.4% and Retail Pharmacy up 5.1% Retail Pharmacy segment same store sales increased 4.0% Operating profit increased 17.7% to a record $2.3 billion Adjusted EPS of $0.97 and GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.90, both of which include a $0.17 per share loss on early extinguishment of debt Adjusted EPS of $1.14, excluding the loss on early extinguishment of debtFull Year Highlights:Net revenues increased 15.0% to a record $123.1 billion, with Pharmacy Services up 24.7% and Retail Pharmacy up 6.8% Retail Pharmacy segment same store sales increased 5.5% Operating profit increased 14.2% to a record $7.2 billion Adjusted EPS of $3.27 and GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations of $3.03, both of which include a $0.17 per share loss on early extinguishment of debt Adjusted EPS of $3.43, excluding the loss on early extinguishment of debt Generated free cash flow of $5.2 billion; cash flow from operations of $6.7 billion2013 Guidance:Raised full year Adjusted EPS to $3.86 to $4.00; GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations of $3.61 to $3.75, to reflect the impact of debt refinancing   Confirmed first quarter Adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $0.77 to $0.80; GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.71 to $0.74 Confirmed full year free cash flow of $4.8 to $5.1 billion; cash flow from operations of $6.4 to $6.6 billion  RevenuesNet revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2012, increased 10.9%, or $3.1 billion, to $31.4 billion, up from $28.3 billion in the three months ended December 31, 2011. For the year ended December 31, 2012, total revenue increased 15.0%, or $16.0 billion, to $123.1 billion, compared to $107.1 billion for the year ended December 31, 2011. Revenues in the Pharmacy Services segment increased 17.4% to $18.6 billion in the three months ended December 31, 2012. This increase was primarily associated with new 2012 client starts, drug cost inflation and the growth of our Medicare Part D program. Pharmacy network claims processed during the three months ended December 31, 2012, increased 6.5% to 205.5 million, compared to 193.0 million in the prior year period. The increase in pharmacy network claims was primarily due to a large number of 2012 new client starts, as well as higher claims activity associated with our Medicare Part D program. Mail choice claims processed during the three months ended December 31, 2012, increased approximately 14.6% to 20.4 million compared to 17.8 million in the prior year period. The increase in the mail choice claim volume was primarily due to a significant number of 2012 new client starts, as well as increased claims associated with the continuing client adoption of our Maintenance Choice offerings. For the year ended December 31, 2012, total revenue in the Pharmacy Services segment increased 24.7% to $73.4 billion, compared to $58.9 billion in the year ended December 31, 2011.Revenues in the Retail Pharmacy segment increased 5.1% to $16.3 billion in the three months ended December 31, 2012. Same store sales increased 4.0% over the prior year period, with pharmacy same store sales up 4.0% and front store same store sales up 3.9%. Calendar day shifts in the fourth quarter of 2012, which had one additional Monday and one fewer Saturday compared with the same period in 2011, positively impacted pharmacy same store sales by approximately 80 basis points. Additionally, pharmacy same store prescription volumes rose 9.0% when 90-day prescriptions are counted as one prescription. After converting each 90-day prescription into three prescriptions, same store prescription volumes increased 11.0% in the quarter. Pharmacy same store sales were negatively impacted by approximately 11 percentage points due to recent generic introductions. For the year ended December 31, 2012, total revenue in the Retail Pharmacy segment increased 6.8% to $63.7 billion, compared to $59.6 billion in the year ended December 31, 2011. Same store sales increased 5.5% for the year ended December 31, 2012, over the prior year, with pharmacy same store sales up 6.5% and front store same store sales up 3.4%.For the three months ended December 31, 2012, the generic dispensing rate increased approximately 500 basis points to 80.0% in our Pharmacy Services segment and approximately 400 basis points to 79.9% in our Retail Pharmacy segment, compared to the prior year period.Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to CVS CaremarkIncome from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark for the three months ended December 31, 2012, increased 2.7%, or $29 million, to $1.13 billion, compared with $1.10 billion during the three months ended December 31, 2011. The increase in income from continuing operations was primarily driven by improved operating profit in both our Pharmacy Services and Retail Pharmacy segments. Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark (Adjusted EPS) for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, was $0.97 and $0.89, respectively. These include a $348 million, or an approximate $0.17 per share, loss on early extinguishment of debt recognized in the fourth quarter of 2012. Excluding the loss on early extinguishment of debt, Adjusted EPS increased 27.9% in the fourth quarter to $1.14. Adjusted EPS excludes $124 million and $114 million of intangible asset amortization related to acquisition activity in the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. GAAP earnings per diluted share from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, was $0.90 and $0.84, respectively, which also includes the impact of the loss on early extinguishment of debt recognized in the fourth quarter of 2012. Income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark for the year ended December 31, 2012, increased 11.3%, or $392 million, to $3.9 billion, compared to $3.5 billion in the prior year. Adjusted EPS, which excludes $486 million and $452 million of intangible asset amortization related to acquisition activity for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, was $3.27 and $2.80, respectively. These include the $348 million, or the approximate $0.17 per share, loss on early extinguishment of debt recognized in the fourth quarter of 2012. Excluding the loss on early extinguishment of debt, Adjusted EPS increased 22.8% in 2012 to $3.43. GAAP earnings per diluted share from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark for the year ended December 31, 2012, was $3.03, which also includes the impact of the loss on early extinguishment of debt, compared to $2.59 in the prior year.President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Merlo, said, "I'm very pleased with our fourth quarter results. Both the PBM and retail segments turned in strong performances at the high end of our expectations. And we also realized below-the-line benefits in the quarter from a lower effective tax rate and fewer shares than we originally anticipated, resulting in EPS exceeding the high end of our guidance by approximately three cents per share."Mr. Merlo continued, "Additionally, we continued to drive shareholder value through our disciplined approach to capital allocation.  We generated free cash flow of $5.2 billion in 2012, exceeding our expectations, and returned more than $5.1 billion to our shareholders through dividends and share repurchases."Real Estate ProgramDuring the three months ended December 31, 2012, the company opened 37 new retail drugstores and closed two retail drugstores. In addition, the company relocated eight retail drugstores. As of December 31, 2012, the company operated 7,525 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. These locations included 7,458 retail drugstores, 19 onsite pharmacies, 31 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 12 specialty mail order pharmacies and five mail order pharmacies. GuidanceThe company raised its earnings guidance for the full year 2013 to reflect the anticipated two cents per share of EPS accretion related to the debt tender and refinancing that was executed during the fourth quarter of last year. The company currently expects to deliver Adjusted EPS of $3.86 to $4.00 and GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $3.61 to $3.75 per share in 2013. The company confirmed its 2013 free cash flow guidance of $4.8 billion to $5.1 billion, and its 2013 cash flow from operations guidance of $6.4 billion to $6.6 billion. These 2013 guidance estimates assume the completion of $4.0 billion in share repurchases. Teleconference and WebcastThe company will be holding a conference call today for the investment community at 8:30 am (EST) to discuss its quarterly results. An audio webcast of the call will be broadcast simultaneously for all interested parties through the Investor Relations section of the CVS Caremark website at http://info.cvscaremark.com/investors. This webcast will be archived and available on the website for a one-year period following the conference call.About the CompanyCVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the company's more than 7,400 CVS/pharmacy® stores; its leading pharmacy benefit manager serving more than 60 million plan members; and its retail health clinic system, the largest in the nation with approximately 600 MinuteClinic® locations, it is a market leader in mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy, retail clinics, and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As a pharmacy innovation company with an unmatched breath of capabilities, CVS Caremark continually strives to improve health and lower costs by developing new approaches such as its unique Pharmacy Advisor® program that helps people with chronic diseases such as diabetes obtain and stay on their medications. Find more information about how CVS Caremark is reinventing pharmacy for better health at http://info.cvscaremark.com/.Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. For these statements, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company strongly recommends that you become familiar with the specific risks and uncertainties outlined under the Risk Factors section in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and under the section entitled "Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements" in our most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.? Tables Follow ?CVS CAREMARK CORPORATIONCondensed Consolidated Statements of Income(Unaudited)Three Months EndedYear EndedDecember 31, December 31,In millions, except per share amounts2012(1)20112012(1)2011Net revenues$   31,394$   28,317$  123,133$  107,100Cost of revenues25,09722,762100,62786,539Gross profit6,2975,55522,50620,561Operating expenses3,9953,59815,27814,231Operating profit2,3021,9577,2286,330Interest expense, net159147557584Loss on early extinguishment of debt348?348?Income before income tax provision1,7951,8106,3235,746Income tax provision6667112,4412,258Income from continuing operations1,1291,0993,8823,488Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax ?(36)(7)(31)Net income1,1291,0633,8753,457Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest?124Net income attributable to CVS Caremark $     1,129$     1,064$      3,877$      3,461Income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark:Income from continuing operations$     1,129$      1,099$     3,882$     3,488Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest?124Income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark$    1,129$     1,100$     3,884$     3,492Basic earnings per common share:   Income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark $      0.91  $        0.84 $       3.06 $        2.61    Income (loss) from discontinued operations attributable to CVS Caremark?(0.03) (0.01)(0.02)    Net income attributable to CVS Caremark$      0.91$       0.82$      3.05$        2.59    Weighted average basic common shares outstanding1,2411,3021,2711,338Diluted earnings per common share: Income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark$        0.90  $         0.84 $       3.03 $       2.59    Income (loss) from discontinued operations attributable to CVS Caremark?(0.03) (0.01)(0.02)    Net income attributable to CVS Caremark$        0.90$        0.81$      3.03$        2.57    Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding1,2491,3101,2801,347Dividends declared per common share$   0.1625$    0.1250$  0.6500$   0.5000(1) Effective January 1, 2012, the Company changed its methods of accounting for prescription drug inventories in the Retail Pharmacy Segment. Additional details of the accounting change are discussed in Note 2 to the condensed consolidated financial statements included in the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.  CVS CAREMARK CORPORATIONCondensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(Unaudited)December 31,In millions, except per share amounts2012(1)2011Assets:    Cash and cash equivalents$           1,375$           1,413    Short-term investments55    Accounts receivable, net6,4736,047    Inventories10,75910,046    Deferred income taxes663503    Other current assets577580       Total current assets19,85218,594    Property and equipment, net8,6328,467    Goodwill26,39526,458    Intangible assets, net9,7539,869    Other assets1,2801,155       Total assets$         65,912$         64,543Liabilities:    Accounts payable$           5,070$           4,370    Claims and discounts payable3,9743,487    Accrued expenses4,0513,293    Short-term debt690750    Current portion of long-term debt556       Total current liabilities13,79011,956    Long-term debt9,1339,208    Deferred income taxes3,7843,853    Other long-term liabilities1,5011,445    Commitments and contingencies     Redeemable noncontrolling interest?30Shareholders' equity:Preferred stock, par value $0.01: 0.1 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding??Common stock, par value $0.01: 3,200 shares authorized; 1,667 shares issued and 1,231 shares outstanding at December 31, 2012 and 1,640 shares issued and 1,298 shares outstanding at December 31, 2011  17  16Treasury stock, at cost: 435 shares at December 31, 2012 and 340 shares at December 31, 2011 (16,270) (11,953)Shares held in trust: 1 share at December 31, 2012     and 2 shares at December 31, 2011  (31)(56)Capital surplus29,12028,126Retained earnings25,04922,090Accumulated other comprehensive loss(181)(172)    Total shareholders' equity37,70438,051Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$         65,912$         64,543(1) Effective January 1, 2012, the Company changed its methods of accounting for prescription drug inventories in the Retail Pharmacy Segment. Additional details of the accounting change are discussed in Note 2 to the condensed consolidated financial statements included in the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.  CVS CAREMARK CORPORATIONCondensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows(Unaudited)Year EndedDecember 31, In millions2012(1)2011Cash flows from operating activities:    Cash receipts from customers$    113,205$       97,688    Cash paid for inventory and prescriptions dispensed by retail network pharmacies(90,032)(75,148)    Cash paid to other suppliers and employees(13,643)(13,635)    Interest received44    Interest paid (581)(647)    Income taxes paid (2,282)(2,406)Net cash provided by operating activities6,6715,856Cash flows from investing activities:    Purchases of property and equipment(2,030)(1,872)    Proceeds from sale-leaseback transactions529592    Proceeds from sale of property and equipment234    Acquisitions (net of cash acquired) and other investments(378)(1,441)    Purchase of available-for-sale investments?(3)    Sale or maturity of available-for-sale investments?60    Proceeds from sale of subsidiary7250Net cash used in investing activities(1,849)(2,410)Cash flows from financing activities:    Increase (decrease) in short-term debt(60)450    Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt1,2391,463    Repayments of long-term debt(1,718)(2,122)    Purchase of noncontrolling interest in subsidiary(26)?    Dividends paid(829)(674)    Derivative settlements?(19)    Proceeds from exercise of stock options836431    Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation2821    Repurchase of common stock(4,330)(3,001)    Other?(9)Net cash used in financing activities(4,860)(3,460)Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents(38)(14)Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year1,4131,427Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year$        1,375$            1,413Reconciliation of net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    Net income$         3,875$         3,457    Adjustments required to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:          Depreciation and amortization1,7531,568          Stock-based compensation132135          Loss on early extinguishment of debt348?          Gain on sale of subsidiary?(53)          Deferred income taxes and other non-cash items(106)144          Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:             Accounts receivable, net(387)(748)             Inventories(858)607             Other current assets3(420)             Other assets(99)(49)             Accounts payable and claims and discounts payable1,1471,128             Accrued expenses75385             Other long-term liabilities1102Net cash provided by operating activities$         6,671$         5,856(1) Effective January 1, 2012, the Company changed its methods of accounting for prescription drug inventories in the Retail Pharmacy Segment. Additional details of this accounting change are discussed in Note 2 to the condensed consolidated financial statements included in the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Adjusted Earnings Per Share(Unaudited)For internal comparisons, management finds it useful to assess year-to-year performance by adjusting diluted earnings per share for amortization, which primarily relates to acquisition activities.The Company defines adjusted earnings per share as income before income tax provision plus amortization, less adjusted income tax provision, plus net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest divided by the weighted average diluted common shares outstanding.The following is a reconciliation of income before income tax provision to adjusted earnings per share: Three Months EndedYear EndedDecember 31, December 31,In millions, except per share amounts2012201120122011Income before income tax provision(1)$       1,795$     1,810$      6,323$    5,746Amortization124114486452Adjusted income before income tax provision1,9191,9246,8096,198Adjusted income tax provision(2) 7137562,6282,436Adjusted income from continuing operations1,2061,1684,1813,762Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest?124Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark$      1,206$     1,169$      4,183$    3,766Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding1,2491,3101,2801,347Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark$        0.97$       0.89$        3.27$       2.80(1) Includes a $348 million loss on early extinguishment of debt (approximately $0.17 per diluted share) in the fourth quarter of 2012.(2) The adjusted income tax provision is computed using the effective income tax rates of 37.11% and 38.6% from the consolidated statements of income for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012. Free Cash Flow(Unaudited)The Company defines free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less net additions to properties and equipment (i.e., additions to property and equipment plus proceeds from sale-leaseback transactions).The following is a reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow: Year EndedDecember 31,In millions20122011Net cash provided by operating activities$      6,671$     5,856  Subtract:  Additions to property and equipment(2,030)(1,872)  Add:  Proceeds from sale-leaseback transactions529592Free cash flow $     5,170$      4,576 Supplemental Information(Unaudited)The Company evaluates its Pharmacy Services and Retail Pharmacy segment performance based on net revenue, gross profit and operating profit before the effect of nonrecurring charges and gains and certain intersegment activities. The Company evaluates the performance of its Corporate segment based on operating expenses before the effect of nonrecurring charges and gains and certain intersegment activities. The following is a reconciliation of the Company's segments to the accompanying consolidated financial statements:  In millionsPharmacy ServicesSegment(1)Retail Pharmacy SegmentCorporate  SegmentIntersegment Eliminations(2)ConsolidatedTotalsThree Months Ended  December 31, 2012:    Net revenues $             18,642 $          16,280 $          - $            (3,528) $       31,394    Gross profit1,3345,095-(132)6,297    Operating profit (loss)1,0351,581(182)(132)2,302  December 31, 2011:    Net revenues 15,874 15,493 - (3,050) 28,317    Gross profit1,0164,608-(69)5,555    Operating profit (loss)7241,453(151)(69)1,957Year Ended  December 31, 2012:    Net revenues 73,444 63,654 - (13,965) 123,133    Gross profit3,80819,109-(411)22,506    Operating profit (loss)2,6795,654(694)(411)7,228  December 31, 2011:    Net revenues 58,874 59,599 - (11,373) 107,100    Gross profit3,27917,468-(186)20,561    Operating profit (loss)2,2204,912(616)(186)6,330(1) Net revenues of the Pharmacy Services segment include approximately $2.0 billion of retail co-payments for both the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, as well as $8.4 billion and $7.9 billion of retail co-payments for the year ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.(2) Intersegment eliminations relate to two types of transactions: (i) Intersegment revenues that occur when Pharmacy Services segment customers use Retail Pharmacy segment stores to purchase covered products. When this occurs, both the Pharmacy Services and Retail Pharmacy segments record the revenue on a standalone basis, and (ii) Intersegment revenues, gross profit and operating profit that occur when Pharmacy Services segment customers, through the Company's intersegment activities (such as the Maintenance Choice? program), elect to pick-up their maintenance prescriptions at Retail Pharmacy segment stores instead of receiving them through the mail. When this occurs, both the Pharmacy Services and Retail Pharmacy segments record the revenue, gross profit and operating profit on a standalone basis. Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2011, the Maintenance Choice eliminations reflect all discounts available for the purchase of mail order prescription drugs. The following amounts are eliminated in consolidation in connection with the item (ii) intersegment activity: net revenues of $888 million and $742 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and $3.4 billion and $2.6 billion for the year ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively; gross profit and operating profit of $132 million and $69 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and $411 million and $186 million for the year ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Supplemental Information(Unaudited)Pharmacy Services SegmentThe following table summarizes the Pharmacy Services segment's performance for the respective periods: Three Months EndedYear EndedDecember 31,December 31,In millions2012201120122011Net revenues$ 18,642$ 15,874$ 73,444$   58,874Gross profit1,3341,0163,8083,279    Gross profit % of net revenues7.2%6.4%5.2%5.6%Operating expenses2992921,1291,059     Operating expense % of net revenues1.6%1.8%1.5%1.8%Operating profit1,0357242,6792,220     Operating profit % of net revenues5.6%4.6%3.7%3.8%Net revenues(1):     Mail choice(2)$ 5,759$  4,901$ 22,843$  18,616   Pharmacy network(3)12,83810,92450,41140,040    Other4549190218Pharmacy claims processed(1):    Total225.9210.8880.5774.6    Mail choice(2)20.417.881.770.6    Pharmacy network(3)205.5193.0798.8704.0Generic dispensing rate(1):    Total80.0%75.0%78.5%74.1%    Mail choice(2)74.5%66.1%72.0%64.9%    Pharmacy network(3)80.5%75.8%79.1%75.0%Mail choice penetration rate22.1%20.8%22.7%22.3%(1) Pharmacy network net revenues, claims processed and generic dispensing rates do not include Maintenance Choice, which are included within the mail choice category. (2) Mail choice is defined as claims filled at a Pharmacy Services' mail facility, which include specialty mail claims, as well as 90-day claims filled at retail under the Maintenance Choice program. (3) Pharmacy network is defined as claims filled at retail pharmacies, including our retail drugstores, but excluding Maintenance Choice activity. EBITDA and EBITDA per Adjusted Claim(Unaudited)The Company defines EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. We define EBITDA per adjusted claim as EBITDA divided by adjusted pharmacy claims. Adjusted pharmacy claims normalize the claims volume statistic for the difference in average days' supply for mail and retail claims. Adjusted pharmacy claims are calculated by multiplying 90-day claims (the majority of total mail claims) by 3 and adding the 30-day claims. EBITDA can be reconciled to operating profit, which we believe to be the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.The following is a reconciliation of operating profit to EBITDA for the Pharmacy Services segment: Three Months EndedYear EndedDecember 31,December 31,In millions, except per adjusted claim amounts2012201120122011Operating profit$  1,035$      724$      2,679$  2,220Depreciation and amortization 137116517433EBITDA 1,1728403,1962,653  Adjusted claims264.0243.91,033.0905.6EBITDA per adjusted claim$    4.44$       3.45$        3.09$     2.93 Supplemental Information(Unaudited)Retail Pharmacy SegmentThe following table summarizes the Retail Pharmacy segment's performance for the respective periods:Three Months EndedYear EndedDecember 31,December 31,In millions2012201120122011Net revenues$16,280$15,493$63,654$59,599Gross profit5,0954,60819,10917,468    Gross profit % of net revenues31.3%29.7%30.0%29.3%Operating expenses3,5143,15513,45512,556     Operating expense % of net revenues21.6%20.4%21.1%21.1%Operating profit1,5811,4535,6544,912     Operating profit % of net revenues9.7%9.4%8.9%8.2%Retail prescriptions filled (90 Day = 1Rx)185.5168.9717.9657.8Retail prescriptions filled (90 Day = 3 Rx) (1)219.7197.1848.1763.4Net revenue increase:    Total5.1%4.0%6.8%3.9%    Pharmacy4.9%4.9%7.6%4.4%    Front store5.5%2.1%5.1%3.0%Total prescription volume (90 Day = 1 Rx)9.8%3.2%9.1%3.4%Total prescription volume (90 Day = 3 Rx) (1)11.5%5.4%11.1%5.6%Same store increase:     Total sales4.0%2.5%5.5%2.3%    Pharmacy sales4.0%3.6%6.5%3.1%    Front store sales3.9%0.1%3.4%0.8%    Prescription volume (90 Day = 1 Rx)9.0%2.1%8.1%2.2%    Prescription volume (90 Day = 3 Rx) (1)11.0%4.4%10.3%4.4%Generic dispensing rate79.9%75.9%79.2%75.6%Pharmacy % of total revenues67.6%67.7%68.8%68.3%Third party % of pharmacy revenue97.6%97.9%97.5%97.8%(1) Includes the adjustment to convert 90-day prescriptions to the equivalent of three 30-day prescriptions. This adjustment reflects the fact that these prescriptions include approximately three times the amount of product days supplied compared to a normal prescription. Adjusted Earnings Per Share Guidance (Unaudited)The following reconciliation of estimated income before income tax provision to estimated adjusted earnings per share contains forward-looking information that is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. The Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company strongly recommends that you become familiar with the specific risks and uncertainties outlined under the Risk Factors section in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and under the section entitled "Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements" in our most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. For internal comparisons, management finds it useful to assess year-to-year performance by adjusting diluted earnings per share for amortization, which primarily relates to acquisition activities. Year EndingIn millions, except per share amountsDecember 31, 2013Income before income tax provision$       7,188$    7,444Amortization485485Adjusted income before income tax provision7,6737,929Adjusted income tax provision2,9853,084Adjusted income from continuing operations4,6884,845Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest--Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark$      4,688$    4,845Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding1,2151,211Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark$         3.86$      4.00 Three Months EndingIn millions, except per share amountsMarch 31, 2013Income before income tax provision$       1,442$    1,502Amortization120120Adjusted income before income tax provision1,5621,622Adjusted income tax provision609633Adjusted income from continuing operations953989Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest--Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark$         953$       989Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding1,2401,237Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to CVS Caremark$         0.77$      0.80 Free Cash Flow Guidance(Unaudited)The following reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow contains forward-looking information that is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. The Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company strongly recommends that you become familiar with the specific risks and uncertainties outlined under the Risk Factors section in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and under the section entitled "Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements" in our most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. For internal comparisons, management finds it useful to assess year-to-year cash flow performance by adjusting cash provided by operating activities, by capital expenditures and proceeds from sale-leaseback transactions. Year EndingIn millionsDecember 31, 2013 Net cash provided by operating activities$       6,350$          6,649    Subtract:  Additions to property and equipment(2,050)(2,149)    Add:  Proceeds from sale-leaseback transactions500600Free cash flow $       4,800$          5,100  SOURCE CVS Caremark CorporationFor further information: Investors, Nancy Christal, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, +1-914-722-4704; Media, Eileen H. Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Community Relations, +1-401-770-4561