|(in millions, except per share amounts)||2015||2014||% Change|
|Net sales||$ 9,946||$ 9,675||2.8|
|Earnings before income taxes||1,735||1,160||49.6|
|Adjusted net earnings2, 3||1,949||1,810||7.7|
|Net earnings per diluted share of common stock|
|Reported||$ 3.78||$ 1.34||182.1|
|Dividends paid per share of common stock||$ 1.34||$ 1.22||9.8|
|Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities||4,079||5,000||-18.4|
- GAAP is defined as accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.
- A non-GAAP financial measure. The most comparable GAAP financial measure is diluted net earnings per share, which were $3.19, $3.45, $3.39, $2.63, $1.34 and $3.78 in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively.
- For a reconciliation between these non-GAAP financial measures and their most comparable GAAP financial measure, refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K, available on our website at www.stryker.com or at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
- A non-GAAP financial measure. The most comparable GAAP financial measure is net earnings.