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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. In late 2015 the company acquired Cordis, naviHealth, and Harvard Drug; it spent much of 2016 integrating them, with a 19% increase in annual revenue to show for it. The company’s pharmaceutical segment endured ongoing profit pressures for generics and the loss of a major customer but lessened the blows with new drug launches and sales growth; its medical segment grew because of acquisitions. 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. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

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George S. Barrett

CEO Title

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer




Wholesalers: Health Care

HQ Location

Dublin, OH

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Figures are for fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.Profile provided by S&P Global.
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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$121,54618.5%
Profits ($M)$1,427.017.4%
Assets ($M)$34,122
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$6,554
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$25,725
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues1.2%
Profits as % of Assets4.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity21.8%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)4.32
EPS % Change (from 2015)19.3%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)9.7%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)6.4%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2016)-17.7%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)14.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)6.4%
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