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Cardinal Health


Cardinal Health, a drug wholesaler that also makes gloves and surgical apparel, has been shoring up its future earnings through a series of strategic acquisitions, development of its alternate care business, and promotion of its specialty drug assets. The company has spent $5.7 billion on acquisitions since 2011, including paying $1.94 billion for Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis heart-product business. The deal closed ahead of schedule in late 2015. Along with the Cordis integration and a recent deal with Henry Shein, Cardinal Health will also be focused on its Red Oak venture over the next year. The 10-year split generics buying operation with CVS is a strong earnings booster. The partnerships and purchases are a way for Cardinal Health to snag a greater share of the medical products sold to hospitals, physicians, and ambulatory centers.


George S. Barrett


Health Care


Wholesalers: Health Care

HQ Location

Dublin, OH

Years on Fortune 500 List




Figures are for fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.
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Key Financials (last fiscal year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$102,53112.6%
Profits ($M)$1,2154.2%
Assets ($M)$30,142
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$6,256
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$26,989
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues1.2%
Profits as % of Assets4.0%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity19.4%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)3.62
EPS % Change (from 2014)7.1%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)15.4%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)4.2%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2015)12.6%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)20.9%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)7.8%
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