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40. Pfizer
Rank: 40 (Previous rank: 46)
CEO: Jeffrey B. Kindler
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As the world's largest drugmaker, Pfizer faces a lot of patent losses. Blockbusters like Lipitor, Effexor, and Viagra all lose exclusivity in the next three years. But after closing its huge acquisition of rival Wyeth in 2009, the company looks able to absorb the losses.

Revenue and earnings showed modest gains for the year. Profits were mostly driven by acquisition savings, which Pfizer says will total $4 billion by 2012. But Wyeth also brings profitable biologic treatments, like the rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel and meningitis vaccine Prevnar, which should help Pfizer's bottom line in 2010.--S.C.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 50,009.0 3.5
Profits 8,635.0 6.6
Assets 212,949.0
Stockholders' equity 90,014.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 138,285.2
Profits as % of  
Revenues 17.3
Assets 4.1
Stockholders' equity 9.6
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 1.23
% change from 2008 2.5
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 4.1
Total return to investors %
2009 8.6
1999-2009 annual rate -2.6
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.
Acquired Wyeth (2008 rank: 110), Oct. 15, 2009.
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