Fisher Scientific International Inc

Industry: Scientific Technical Instruction

Fortune Rank: 234

FSH engages in the supply, marketing, service and manufacture of scientific, clinical, educational, safety products and occupational health. FSH also manufactures laboratory workstations. For the 6M ended 6/30/05, sales rose 34% to $2.74B. Net income from cont. ops. totaled $161.5M, up from $76.3M. Revenues reflect the favorable effects of foreign exchange and organic growth. Net income also reflects improved gross profit margins.

Fisher Scientific International, Inc. provides products and services to the global scientific research and United States clinical laboratory markets. Its customers include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, colleges and universities, medical research institutions, hospitals and reference labs and quality control, process control and research and development laboratories. The Company offers more than 600,000 products and services to over 350,000 customers located in approximately 150 countries. No single customer represented more than 3% of its total sales in the year ended December 31, 2004. In August 2004, the Company merged with Apogent Technologies Inc., a company engaged primarily in the manufacture and sale of laboratory products in the United States and other countries.

Fisher Scientific International Inc

Fisher Scientific International Inc is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Fisher Scientific International Inc was ranked number 234 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 234th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Fisher Scientific International Inc achieved revenue of $10,109.70 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $850.30 million.

Fisher Scientific International Inc' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 234th compared to 258th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $10,498 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $994 million (a change of $-144 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Fisher Scientific International Inc would be ranked 155th rather than 234th due to its profits of $850 in 2010.

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