MELVILLE, New York--Henry Schein, Inc., a distributor of health-care products and services in the combined North American and European markets, has been named one of the "Top 50 Movers" in the 2008 Fortune 500 ranking of America's Largest Companies.
The company gained 28 spots in the annual ranking based on revenues, up to number 410 from number 438 in 2007. Henry Schein also ranked number 53 in the 2008 Barron's 500, up from its ranking of 193 last year.
The Barron's 500 is a list of America's and Canada's largest companies based on stock price performance, cash-flow return on investment, and sales growth.
"We are very pleased with our increase in revenue over the past year, particularly as this is a result of organic growth and important strategic acquisitions that position us to take advantage of future market opportunities," said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Henry Schein. "The steady climb that Henry Schein has made in the Fortune 500 rankings since our debut in 2004, as well as our very strong showing this year in the Barron's 500, is a reflection of the shared commitment of more than 12,000 Team Schein Members to provide our dental, medical and animal health customers with products and services that will help them operate more efficient and successful practices and deliver quality care to their patients."
In addition to its results in the Fortune 500 and the Barron's 500 rankings, Henry Schein was recently ranked No. 1 in the "Wholesalers: Health Care" industry in the Fortune 2008 list of America's Most Admired Companies.
Contributing to Henry Schein's ranking in its industry were No. 1 rankings in seven attributes of reputation: innovation, use of corporate assets, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products/services and social responsibility. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Henry Schein has been named No. 1 in its industry for social responsibility.
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