Owens & Minor, Inc.

Industry: Medical Equipment Supplies

Fortune Rank: 283

For the nine months ended 30 September 2005, Owens & Minor, Inc's revenue increased 7% to $3.6B. Net income increased 8% to $48.7M. Revenues reflect increased income from surgical supplies, serving hospitals and integrated health care systems. Higher income reflects improved gross margins, an increase in other operating income and a decrease in interest income. Owens & Minor, Inc. is distributor of medical/surgical supplies.

Owens & Minor, Inc. (O&M) is a distributor of national brand name medical and surgical supplies in the United States, and a healthcare supply chain management company, distributing approximately 120,000 finished medical and surgical products produced by over 1,000 suppliers to approximately 4,000 customers from 40 distribution centers nationwide. The Company's customers are primarily acute care hospitals and integrated healthcare networks, which account for more than 90% of O&M's net sales. Other customers include alternate care providers such as clinics, home healthcare organizations, nursing homes, physicians' offices, rehabilitation facilities and surgery centers. Most of O&M's sales consist of consumable goods such as disposable gloves, dressings, endoscopic products, intravenous products, needles and syringes, sterile procedure trays, surgical products and gowns, urological products and wound closure products.

Owens & Minor, Inc.

Owens & Minor, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Owens & Minor, Inc. was ranked number 283 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 283rd largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Owens & Minor, Inc. achieved revenue of $8,037.60 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $104.70 million.

Owens & Minor, Inc.' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 283rd compared to 339th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $7,338 million (a change of 1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $93 million (a change of $12 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 Owens & Minor, Inc. would be ranked 355th rather than 283rd due to its profits of $105 in 2010.

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