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18. CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark
Rank: 18 (Previous rank: 19)
CEO: Thomas M. Ryan
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If you picked up a prescription last year, chances are you interacted with at least one of the two sides of CVS Caremark, the drugstore chain cum pharmacy benefits manager (PBM).

The company's retail side operates 7,000 stores, and its PBM handled 660 million prescriptions in 2009. CVS Caremark increased sales and profits last year -- but its growth, while steady, wasn't uniform. Caremark has struggled since the 2007 merger, losing $4.8 billion worth of 2010 contracts last year.

Investors will be watching to see whether the PBM's new president, Per Lofberg, can execute a turnaround -- and whether investigations by the FTC and a multistate task force cause trouble for the health-care giant. --Mina Kimes

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 98,729.0 12.9
Profits 3,696.0 15.1
Assets 61,641.0
Stockholders' equity 35,768.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 51,157.0
Profits as % of  
Revenues 3.7
Assets 6.0
Stockholders' equity 10.3
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 2.55
% change from 2008 17.0
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 12.6
Total return to investors %
2009 13.1
1999-2009 annual rate 5.6
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 CVS Caremark 18 98,729.0
2 Kroger 23 76,733.2
3 Walgreen 32 63,335.0
4 Supervalu 47 44,564.0
5 Safeway 52 40,850.7
6 Rite Aid 89 26,289.5
7 Publix Super Markets 99 24,515.0
8 Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea 247 9,516.2
9 Whole Foods Market 284 8,031.6
10 Winn-Dixie Stores 306 7,367.0
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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