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35. Medco Health Solutions
Medco Health Solutions
Rank: 35 (Previous rank: 45)
CEO: David B. Snow Jr.
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The nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager processed 898.8 million prescription orders last year, nearly a tenth of which were fulfilled through the company's burgeoning mail-order business. And though an uptick in sales of lower-priced generic drugs stymied its top line, it was more than offset by sales of higher-cost brand-name drugs and a surging number of new clients.

With some $2.5 billion in cash on hand, Medco has undertaken a number of initiatives, including a stock buyback program, and opening the Medco Research Institute, a research facility to study how genetic variations respond to drugs. --P.N.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 59,804.2 16.7
Profits 1,280.3 16.1
Assets 17,915.5
Stockholders' equity 6,387.2
Market value (3/26/2010) 30,173.2
Profits as % of  
Revenues 2.1
Assets 7.1
Stockholders' equity 20.0
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 2.61
% change from 2008 22.5
1999-2009 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2009 52.5
1999-2009 annual rate N.A.
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Medco Health Solutions 35 59,804.2
2 HCA 77 30,052.0
3 Express Scripts 96 24,748.9
4 Quest Diagnostics 303 7,455.2
5 Omnicare 347 6,242.7
6 Laboratory Corp. of America 442 4,694.7
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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Medco Health Solutions
100 Parsons Pond Dr.
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
201-269-3400
www.medcohealth.com
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