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6. SXC Health Solutions
SXC Health Solutions
Rank: 6 (Previous rank: N.A.)
CEO: Mark A. Thierer
Address: 2441 Warrenville Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532-3642 †
This Health care IT software and service provider helps government agencies, unions, health plans and pharmacies manage drug benefits. It offers software for processing claims and managing drug prescriptions and dispensing.

Since acquiring National Medical Health Card Systems, Inc. two years ago, SXC has focused on signing up clients to its more lucrative array of pharmacy benefit management services, which include formulary administration, benefit plan design and management, pharmacy network management and mail services. The firm has delivered three-year annualized earnings-per-share growth of 51%, while revenues have soared 218% for the same period.--D.M.

What kind of businesses do you think are primed to grow in a sluggish economy?
  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 1,599.8 218 2
Net income** 53.2
Total return 37 10
Earnings per share 51 50
Share price  
As of 8/4/10 $70.70
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 34
Industry: Health Care
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 SXC Health Solutions 6 1,599.8
2 HMS Holdings 10 244.2
3 Thoratec 13 406.0
4 Almost Family 14 310.7
5 Intuitive Surgical 21 1,192.4
6 Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions 22 728.3
7 Illumina 27 692.7
8 Cubist Pharmaceuticals 31 585.1
9 Celgene 34 2,876.1
10 Luminex 42 128.3
11 Amedisys 47 1,584.6
12 Perrigo 55 2,157.7
13 China-Biotics 62 81.4
14 Mindray Medical International 63 645.9
15 Community Health Systems 81 12,355.6
16 Neogen 82 132.3
17 Bio-Reference Laboratories 89 409.4
18 Biogen Idec 91 4,449.7
19 LHC Group 93 553.4
20 ICON 95 886.9
21 Catalyst Health Solutions 96 3,023.4
22 Gilead Sciences 98 7,566.8
From the September 6, 2010 issue.
Notes:
† Incorporated in Canada
* Through June 30, 2010. The S&P 500 returned -9.81% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended on or before April 30, 2010.
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