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18. Cardinal Health
Cardinal Health
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 18 (Previous rank: 19)
Compare tool: Cardinal Health vs. Top 10
CEO: R. Kerry Clark
Address: 7000 Cardinal Place
Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614-757-5000
Website: www.cardinal.com
2008 was supposed to be a year of deck-clearing for Cardinal Health following its $35 million settlement with the SEC over alleged revenue and earnings misstatements going back to 2004.

But the drug-distribution giant continued to struggle, with earnings dropping 33% and its stock falling 40%, as the generic drug environment weakened and the announcement of two big pharma mergers raised fears that the company would lose negotiating leverage. Since then, Cardinal has confirmed that it will spin off its clinical and medical products business. - J.R.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 91,091.4 3.1
Profits 1,300.6 -32.6
Assets 23,448.2
Stockholders' equity 7,747.5
Market value (3/27/2009) 11,687.5
Profits as % of  
Revenues 1.4
Assets 5.5
Stockholders' equity 16.8
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 3.57
% change from 2007 -25.2
1998-2008 annual growth rate % 13.7
Total return to investors %
2008 -39.7
1998-2008 annual rate -3.4
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 McKesson 15 101,703.0
2 Cardinal Health 18 91,091.4
3 AmerisourceBergen 26 70,593.5
4 Owens & Minor 339 7,337.6
5 Henry Schein 389 6,407.6
6 Patterson 687 2,998.7
7 PSS World Medical 946 1,855.8
Issue date: May 4, 2009
Figures are for fiscal year ended June 30, 2008.
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