MELVILLE, N.Y., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, announced today it now ranks #296 on the FORTUNE 500® list, marking its first appearance among America's 300 largest corporations since debuting at #487 in 2004.
The FORTUNE 500 list is an annual ranking of America's largest corporations based on total revenues for their respective fiscal years. Included in the survey are companies that are incorporated in the U.S. and operate in the U.S. and file financial statements with a government agency.
Henry Schein had net sales in 2012 of $8.9 billion, up from $4.1 billion when it first made the FORTUNE 500 list in 2004. The company has grown at a compound annual rate of 17 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.
"Achieving a milestone as significant as being ranked one of the 300 largest companies in America reflects the successful strides our Team Schein Members have made in growing the company," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "To climb more than 190 spots on the FORTUNE 500 list in less than a decade is a testament to our success in executing on our strategic plan that focuses on our customers' needs by taking advantage of new technologies and tapping into growing markets. We are committed to maintaining this positive momentum in every market we serve as we pursue our goal of exceeding $10 billion in revenue by 2015."
In addition to the Company's 2013 FORTUNE 500 ranking, Henry Schein has been a FORTUNE "Most Admired" company for 12 consecutive years. In FORTUNE's 2013 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies," Henry Schein repeated its first-place ranking from 2012 in the categories of Social Responsibility, Global Competitiveness, Quality of Management and Quality of Products/Services and ranked first in the category of Use of Corporate Assets. Henry Schein ranked second among other industry companies in the four remaining categories (Innovation, People Management, Long-Term Investment and Financial Soundness).
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 15,500 Team Schein Members and serves more than 775,000 customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 25 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $8.9 billion in 2012, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 17 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.
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Risk factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current and historical results include, but are not limited to: effects of a highly competitive market; our dependence on third parties for the manufacture and supply of our products; our dependence upon sales personnel, customers, suppliers and manufacturers; our dependence on our senior management; fluctuations in quarterly earnings; risks from expansion of customer purchasing power and multi-tiered costing structures; possible increases in the cost of shipping our products or other service issues with our third-party shippers; general global macro-economic conditions; disruptions in financial markets; possible volatility of the market price of our common stock; changes in the health care industry; implementation of health care laws; failure to comply with regulatory requirements and data privacy laws; risks associated with our global operations; transitional challenges associated with acquisitions and joint ventures, including the failure to achieve anticipated synergies; financial risks associated with acquisitions and joint ventures; litigation risks; the dependence on our continued product development, technical support and successful marketing in the technology segment; risks from rapid technological change; risks from disruption to our information systems; certain provisions in our governing documents that may discourage third-party acquisitions of us; and changes in tax legislation. The order in which these factors appear should not be construed to indicate their relative importance or priority.
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