Becton, Dickinson and Company

Industry: Medical Equipment Supplies

Fortune Rank: 312

BDX manufactures and sells a broad line of supplies, devices and systems used by health care professionals, medical research institutions and the general public. For the 9 months ended 6/30/05, revenues rose 10% to $4.04B. Net income from cont. ops. applic. to Com. rose 43% to $570.7M. Revenues reflect higher sales of safety engineered products and the favorable impact of currency translation. Earnings also reflect increased gross profit margin.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) is a medical technology company engaged principally in the manufacture and sale of a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products used by healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. BD's operations consist of three worldwide business segments: BD Medical, BD Diagnostics and BD Biosciences. In July 2004, BD acquired Atto Bioscience, Inc. (Atto), a privately held company specializing in optical instrumentation, software and reagents for real-time analysis of interactions taking place in living cells. In September 2004, the Company decided to sell the Clontech unit of the BD Biosciences segment (Clontech).

Becton, Dickinson and Company

Becton, Dickinson and Company is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Becton, Dickinson and Company was ranked number 312 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 312th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Becton, Dickinson and Company achieved revenue of $7,216.70 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $1,231.60 million.

Becton, Dickinson and Company' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 312th compared to 347th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $7,159 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $1,127 million (a change of $0 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 Becton, Dickinson and Company would be ranked 106th rather than 312th due to its profits of $1,232 in 2010.

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