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26. AmerisourceBergen
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 26 (Previous rank: 28)
Compare tool: AmerisourceBergen vs. Top 10
CEO: R. David Yost
Address: 1300 Morris Dr.
Chesterbrook, PA 19087
Phone: 610-727-7000
Website: www.amerisourcebergen.com
The No. 3 wholesale drug distributor had a tough year in 2008, in a business with razor-thin profit margins. While AmerisourceBergen's sales were up 6.5%, net income sank by almost 6%.

The recession is putting pressure on everything, even prescription drug sales. And unlike competitors such as McKesson, AmerisourceBergen has divested itself of everything outside of its core drug-distribution business. It's a bet that will pay off if prescription writing picks up. But if it doesn't, either because of recession or healthcare changes coming from the White House, AmerisourceBergen's business could limp along with meager growth rates. - M.C.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 70,593.5 6.8
Profits 250.6 -46.6
Assets 12,217.8
Stockholders' equity 2,710.0
Market value (3/27/2009) 4,917.1
Profits as % of  
Revenues 0.4
Assets 2.1
Stockholders' equity 9.2
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 1.54
% change from 2007 -38.4
1998-2008 annual growth rate % 11.5
Total return to investors %
2008 -19.8
1998-2008 annual rate 8.8
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 McKesson 15 101,703.0
2 Cardinal Health 18 91,091.4
3 AmerisourceBergen 26 70,593.5
4 Owens & Minor 339 7,337.6
5 Henry Schein 389 6,407.6
6 Patterson 687 2,998.7
7 PSS World Medical 946 1,855.8
Issue date: May 4, 2009
Revenues: Includes revenues from discontinued operations.
Figures are for fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2008.
Spun off PharMerica Long-Term Care, which merged with Kindred Pharmacy Services from Kindred Healthcare (2008 rank: 538), to form PharMerica (2008 rank: 912), July 31, 2007.
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