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Johnson & Johnson
Rank: 33 (Previous rank: 29)
CEO: William C. Weldon
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CEO Bill Weldon pronounced 2009 as "one of the most challenging" years in company history. The maker of Band-Aids, prescription drugs and knee implants reported its first sales decline in 76 years.

The expiration of patents on two drugs -- epilepsy drug Topamax and antipsychotic drug Risperdal -- worth nearly $3 billion in sales, inflicted serious pain. Then came safety concerns over anemia drugs Procrit and Eprex, and 7,500 job cuts.

Despite these setbacks, the prognosis is good: J&J's pharma pipeline is healthy and its highly profitable device and diagnostics unit grew last year.--Jessica Shambora

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 61,897.0 -2.9
Profits 12,266.0 -5.3
Assets 94,682.0
Stockholders' equity 50,588.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 177,169.1
Profits as % of  
Revenues 19.8
Assets 13.0
Stockholders' equity 24.2
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 4.40
% change from 2008 -3.7
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 11.6
Total return to investors %
2009 11.4
1999-2009 annual rate 5.5
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Johnson & Johnson 33 61,897.0
2 Pfizer 40 50,009.0
3 Abbott Laboratories 75 30,764.7
4 Merck 85 27,428.3
5 Eli Lilly 112 21,836.0
6 Bristol-Myers Squibb 114 21,634.0
7 Amgen 159 14,642.0
8 Gilead Sciences 324 7,011.4
9 Mylan 412 5,092.8
10 Genzyme 458 4,515.5
11 Allergan 459 4,503.6
12 Biogen Idec 471 4,377.3
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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