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Cardinal Health


A distributor of pharmaceutical and medical products, Cardinal climbed one spot on this year’s 500 thanks to a 7% jump in sales. While business was brisk, weak pricing of generic drugs and the loss of a contract with Safeway led to a 10% loss in profits in 2017. Like its competitors, Cardinal has come under fire–and faces a bevy of lawsuits–for its alleged role in the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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Michael C. Kaufmann

CEO Title

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer




Wholesalers: Health Care

HQ Location

Dublin, Ohio

Years on Fortune 500 List




Figures are for fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$129,9766.9%
Profits ($M)$1,288.0-9.7%
Assets ($M)$40,112
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$6,808
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$19,726
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues1.0%
Profits as % of Assets3.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity18.9%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)4.03
EPS % Change (from 2016)-6.7%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)5.7%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-1.7%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)-12.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)10.6%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)6.0%
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