SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 28, 2004
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
14040 Danielson Street
Poway, California 92064-6857
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
ITEM 9. REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE
On April 28, 2004, at a meeting of business executives in Sydney, Australia, Peter C. Farrell, Ph.D., ResMed Inc.s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, stated that, in his view, analyst estimates of ResMeds net profit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, of approximately $56 million are not silly. Dr. Farrell also announced that ResMed is considering de-listing from the Australian Stock Exchange due to the expenses associated with complying with two sets of listing requirements, particularly given differences in the regulatory requirements, and the potential impact ResMeds policy of not paying dividends may have on its trading price in Australia.
The information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K is being furnished pursuant to the Securities and Exchange Commissions Regulation FD. Statements contained in this report, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements as contemplated by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the companys future net profit projections and possible changes in the companys listing status in Australia, are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements, and consequently there can be no assurance that the net profit estimate will be met. Among the factors that could affect actual performance are the rate of growth of the sleep disordered breathing market, the companys ability to penetrate this market, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and developments by the companys competitors. Such risks and uncertainties are discussed in the companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2003, and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended September 30, 2003 and December 31, 2003.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: April 28, 2004
|By:||/s/ Adrian M. Smith|
|Name:||Adrian M. Smith|
|Its:||Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer|