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Revenues Profits
Rank Company Fortune 500 rank $ millions % change from 2010 $ millions % change from 2010
1 Medtronic 164 15,933.0 0.7 3,096.0 -0.1
2 Baxter International 195 13,893.0 8.2 2,224.0 56.6
3 Stryker 308 8,307.0 13.5 1,345.0 5.6
4 Becton Dickinson 333 7,832.1 3.9 1,271.0 -3.5
5 Boston Scientific 335 7,622.0 -2.4 441.0 N.A.
6 St. Jude Medical 437 5,611.7 8.7 825.8 -9.0
Rank Company Revenues % Assets % Stockholders'
Equity %
1 Medtronic 19.4 10.2 19.4
2 Baxter International 16.0 11.7 33.8
3 Stryker 16.2 10.8 17.5
4 Becton Dickinson 16.2 12.2 26.3
5 Boston Scientific 5.8 2.1 3.9
6 St. Jude Medical 14.7 9.2 18.5
Earnings Per Share Total Return to Investors Employees
Rank Company 2001-2011 Annual growth (%) 2001-2011 Annual rate (%) 2011 (%) Number % change from 2010
1 Medtronic 12.9 -1.7 5.7 45,000 4.7
2 Baxter International 14.5 1.0 0.0 48,500 1.0
3 Stryker 18.0 7.6 -6.2 21,241 6.0
4 Becton Dickinson 14.2 10.2 -9.7 29,369 2.0
5 Boston Scientific N.A. -7.8 -29.5 25,000 0.0
6 St. Jude Medical 18.0 6.0 -18.7 16,000 6.7
Issue date: May 21, 2012
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