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48. Intuitive Surgical
Intuitive Surgical
Rank: 48 (Previous rank: 9)
CEO: Lonnie M. Smith
Address: 1266 Kifer Rd.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
The number of procedures using its robotic-surgery technology grew 60% during 2008.

Does fast growth mean a company is good, or what?
  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 875.1 55 16
Net income** 187.7 ó ó
Total return ó 12 50
Earnings per share ó 32 89
Share price  
As of 8/3/09 $234.69
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 45
Industry: Health Care
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Bruker 9 1,099.2
2 HMS Holdings 20 195.5
3 Celgene 22 2,397.2
4 Natus Medical 23 158.3
5 Intuitive Surgical 48 875.1
6 ICON 49 883.7
7 Schering-Plough 54 18,238.0
8 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries 56 11,660.0
9 Gilead Sciences 58 5,608.1
10 Thermo Fisher Scientific 69 10,199.1
11 WebMD Health 77 391.4
12 Amedisys 80 1,316.2
13 Zoll Medical 85 388.0
14 Catalyst Health Solutions 93 2,658.0
15 Psychiatric Solutions 98 1,795.2
From the August 31, 2009 issue
Notes:
* Through June 30, 2009. The S&P 500 returned -8.22% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended on or before April 30, 2009.
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