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24. AmerisourceBergen
Rank: 24 (Previous rank: 26)
CEO: R. David Yost
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Obamacare has plenty of critics, but you won't find AmerisourceBergen among them. That's because the Pennsylvania-based drug distributor stands to be one of the plan's biggest beneficiaries. As millions of additional Americans gain access to health care, chances are their prescription drugs will be originated by Amerisource.

While revenues increased a modest 4% last year to $70 billion, by keeping operating expenses in check, net income more than doubled to $504 million. Pharmaceutical sales are expected to grow another 3% to 5% this year, much of it fueled by sales of new generic drugs to one of the biggest segments of the population -- aging Baby Boomers. --P.N.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 71,789.0 1.7
Profits 503.4 100.9
Assets 13,572.7
Stockholders' equity 2,716.5
Market value (3/26/2010) 8,073.3
Profits as % of  
Revenues 0.7
Assets 3.7
Stockholders' equity 18.5
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 1.66
% change from 2008 115.6
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 17.6
Total return to investors %
2009 47.5
1999-2009 annual rate 22.0
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 McKesson 14 106,632.0
2 Cardinal Health 17 99,612.9
3 AmerisourceBergen 24 71,789.0
4 Owens & Minor 283 8,037.6
5 Henry Schein 339 6,546.3
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
Figures are for fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2009.
Revenues: Includes revenues from discontinued operations.
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