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36. Medco Health Solutions
Medco Health Solutions
Rank: 36 (Previous rank: 34)
CEO: George Paz

The pharmacy benefits manager had a strong year in 2011, largely due to the coming to market of generic versions of popular brand-name drugs, including Lipitor. Generics have become a big source of sales for the company's mail-order prescription service. In the fourth quarter alone, Medco saw a 15% increase from the previous quarter in mail orders for generic drugs, reaching a record $20.1 million in sales.

In July, Express Scripts Inc. announced its plans to acquire the company for $29.1 billion, prompting concern from several industry players who see the move as a major threat tocompetition. The merger was finalized in early April this year.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2010
Revenues 70,063.3 6.2
Profits 1,455.7 2.0
Assets 16,962.8
Stockholders' equity 4,009.4
Market value (3/29/2012) 27,242.4
Profits as % of  
Revenues 2.1
Assets 8.6
Stockholders' equity 36.3
Earnings per share  
2011 $ 3.62
% change from 2010 14.6
2001-2011 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2011 -8.8
2001-2011 annual rate N.A.
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Medco Health Solutions 36 70,063.3
2 Express Scripts Holding 60 46,128.3
3 Quest Diagnostics 341 7,510.5
4 Omnicare 389 6,239.9
5 Laboratory Corp. of America 443 5,542.3
6 Catalyst Health Solutions 455 5,329.6
Issue date: May 21, 2012
Acquired by Express Scripts, now Express Scripts Holding (2011 rank: 60), April 2, 2012.
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