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29. AmerisourceBergen
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 29 (Previous rank: 27)
CEO: Steven H. Collis
Was this company a 2011 top stock?

The Valley Forge, Pa.-based wholesale drug distributor seems to have a hole burning in its corporate pocket. AmerisourceBergen gave shareholders two dividend bumps and repurchased $841 million in common stock during its 2011 fiscal year. The company has also had its eye on acquisitions, aiding its plans to bolster its niche services and expand overseas. The company announced that it would acquire pharmaceutical transportation firm World Courier Group Inc. for $520 million in March of this year. They also announced the purchase of pharmaceutical services company TheraCom from CVS Caremark for $250 million and healthcare IT company IntrinsiQ for $35 million in September 2011.

Amid all of this activity, AmerisourceBergen has also gone through a changing of the guard. R. David Yost retired as CEO in July 2011 after 14 years at the helm, handing over the reins to president and COO Steven Collis.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2010
Revenues 80,217.6 2.9
Profits 706.6 11.0
Assets 14,982.7
Stockholders' equity 2,866.9
Market value (3/29/2012) 10,107.1
Profits as % of  
Revenues 0.9
Assets 4.7
Stockholders' equity 24.6
Earnings per share  
2011 $ 2.54
% change from 2010 14.4
2001-2011 annual growth rate % 17.1
Total return to investors %
2011 10.3
2001-2011 annual rate 9.8
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 McKesson 14 112,084.0
2 Cardinal Health 21 102,644.2
3 AmerisourceBergen 29 80,217.6
4 Owens & Minor 298 8,627.9
5 Henry Schein 303 8,530.2
Issue date: May 21, 2012
Figures are for fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2011.
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