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Tuesday, 10 June 2003
June 10, 2003 Caremark Rx (CMX)
It's 2:35 pm and just 25 minutes on the trading day left. Looking through the most-up list this afternoon, with a special emphasis on the $10 and up stocks, I came across CMX...Caremark Rx. At first I thought it was CarMax...another stock I have commented on earlier....but this is a pharmacy stock.

Currently, per the NYTimes on the web, CMX is trading at $24.66 up $1.21 or 5.16% on the day.

Caremark, according to CNN.Money, "provides pharmacy benefit management services and therapeutic pharmaceutical services."

Looking at the last reported quarter which came out on April 29th, 2003, Caremark reported revenues of $2.16 billion an increase of 34% over the $1.61 billion in revenues reported for the same quarter in 2002. EBITDA (earnings from continuing operations before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) increased 46% to $126.0 million from $86.4 million for the same period in 2002.

Looking at Morningstar.com, we find that revenues have increased steadily from $2.4 billion in 1997 to $5.6 billion in 2001 and $6.4 billion in the trailing twelve months.

Free cash flow has been progressively improving from a healthy $198 million positive in 2002 up to $360 million positive in 2002.

Assets and liabilities are fairly evenly balanced with a slight advantage to assets.

This stock looks very nice to me. I don't own any shares but if you are looking for one to pick up, this might be a nice choice!

The p/e is a very reasonable 7.05 but the stock does not pay a dividend.

Happy Tuesday! Bob


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Updated: Tuesday, 10 June 2003 2:44 PM CDT

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