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14. McKesson
McKesson
Rank: 14 (Previous rank: 15)
CEO: John H. Hammergren
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In March, McKesson finally washed its hands of a decade-old accounting scandal when former CEO Charles McCall was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Maybe that will help people refocus on the company's impressive fundamentals.

With revenues of more than $100 billion, McKesson generates far more top line than its cooler corporate neighbors in Silicon Valley. The company's strong performance during the recession recently prompted Standard & Poor's to upgrade the company's rating.

Best known as the nation's largest distributor of pharmaceuticals -- the company processes some 4.5 million items a day -- McKesson is making inroads on others fronts, digitizing patient records and developing after-hours prescription machines. --P.N.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 106,632.0 4.8
Profits 823.0 -16.9
Assets 25,267.0
Stockholders' equity 6,193.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 17,138.7
Profits as % of  
Revenues 0.8
Assets 3.3
Stockholders' equity 13.3
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 2.95
% change from 2008 -11.1
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 25.3
Total return to investors %
2009 63.2
1999-2009 annual rate 11.6
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 McKesson 14 106,632.0
2 Cardinal Health 17 99,612.9
3 AmerisourceBergen 24 71,789.0
4 Owens & Minor 283 8,037.6
5 Henry Schein 339 6,546.3
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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McKesson
1 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
415-983-8300
www.mckesson.com
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