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Caremark Rx

IN A PILL-POPPING nation, designing prescription plans and processing pharmacy claims is one lucrative business. Few know better than pharmacy benefits manager Caremark Rx, which helps companies, insurers, and government agencies put together drug coverage for employees. The Nashville company saw strong growth in its business filling prescriptions through the mail. Profits leapt 55%, to $932 million, on sales of $33 billion, up 28%. And Caremark, along with rivals, is poised to cash in again. The Medicare drug benefit is expected to boost spending on drugs by as much as $15 billion.

Company Info

2005 Rank

22

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COMPANY INFO

CMX

Market Value
$ Million

22,117.9

Total Return
$ Million
(1-yr.) 30.0
(3-yr.) 184.9
2005 Sales
$ Billion

33.0

Sales Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 28
(3-yr.) 78.3
Long-Term Growth Est. %

20.0

Net income
$ Million

932.4

Net Income Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 55
(3-yr.) 11.4
Net Margin %*

2.8

Return on Inv. Capital (%)*

10.9

Share Price
12-Mo. Hi/Lo

54/37

P/E Ratio

24

Industry Health Care Equipment & Services
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*Trailing 12 months
Company data as of 2/28/06 provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat

Edwin M.

Edwin M. "Mac" Crawford, 57

CEO since 1998




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