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9. Intuitive Surgical
Intuitive Surgical
Rank: 9 (Previous rank: 4)
CEO: Lonnie M. Smith
Address: 1266 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
California firm makes and services surgical robots that allow for less invasive procedures.
  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues 753.7 62 11
Net income** 186.0
Total return 79 6
Earnings per share 47 57
Share price  
As of 9/3/08 $290.44
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 57
Industry: Health Care
Rank Company Revenues
($ millions)
1 Allscripts Healthcare Solutions 300.4
2 Amedisys 900.7
3 HealthExtras 2,233.3
4 Intuitive Surgical 753.7
5 Kendle International 633.3
6 Natus Medical 139.8
7 Omnicell 238.6
8 Psychiatric Solutions 1,686.0
From the Sept. 29th, 2008 issue
* The S&P 500 returned 4.41% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended June 30, 2008.
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