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Johnson & Johnson


The 133-year-old health care conglomerate makes everything from Band-Aids and baby shampoo to contact lenses and hip implants, but its $40.7 billion pharmaceutical division is what drove the most revenue growth in 2018. The company’s cancer and immunology drugs sold especially well. J&J’s medical device division eked out sales growth despite divestitures, as did the company’s consumer business, which continues to see challenges in its recently relaunched baby care line. The company faces more than 13,000 lawsuits—and federal inquiries—over the safety of its talc-based baby powder. (J&J maintains the product is perfectly safe.)

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Alex Gorsky

CEO Title

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


Health Care



HQ Location

New Brunswick, N.J.

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
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Revenues ($M)$81,5816.7%
Profits ($M)$15,297.01,076.7%
Assets ($M)$152,954
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$59,752
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues18.8%
Profits as % of Assets10.0%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity25.6%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)5.61
EPS % Change (from 2017)1,093.6%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)3.1%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)2.1%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2018)-5.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)10.0%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)11.3%
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News about Johnson & Johnson

J&J CEO's West Point Lesson: Great Leaders Know How to Listen

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There has been government pressure to push all drugmakers into showing prices in ads.

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Johnson & Johnson and Bayer Settle Xarelto Lawsuits for $775 Million

The drug companies agreed to settle more than 25,000 lawsuits in the U.S. and admit no liability.

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Jury Awards $29 Million in Latest Johnson & Johnson Cancer-Causing Baby Powder Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleged that the company's talcum-based baby powder contained asbestos.

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