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312. Becton Dickinson
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Rank: 312 (Previous rank: 347)
CEO: Edward J. Ludwig
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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 7,216.7 0.8
Profits 1,231.6 9.3
Assets 9,304.6
Stockholders' equity 5,142.7
Market value (3/26/2010) 18,504.7
Profits as % of  
Revenues 17.1
Assets 13.2
Stockholders' equity 23.9
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 4.99
% change from 2008 11.9
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 17.0
Total return to investors %
2009 17.5
1999-2009 annual rate 12.8
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Medtronic 160 14,599.0
2 Baxter International 185 12,562.0
3 Boston Scientific 279 8,188.0
4 Becton Dickinson 312 7,216.7
5 Stryker 333 6,723.1
6 St. Jude Medical 445 4,681.3
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
Figures are for fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2009.
Revenues: Includes revenues from discontinued operations.
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Becton Dickinson
1 Becton Dr.
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
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