|Here's to Your Wealth |
Of the 44 health care stocks in the S&P 500, 13 CEOs rank in the top 100 in executive compensation. Meantime, only nine stocks had positive returns in 2002, while 27 firms had five-year average ROE above the 15% mark. There are some hefty payouts among ROE laggards, including Tenet. When 2002 figures weren't available, previous-year figures were used, indicated by (2001) in the compensation column.
|Company (Ticker Symbol)||5-Year ROE||1-Year ROE||Chief Executive Compensation* Rank in 500 Richest CEOs in 2002||Stock Return in 2002|
|Zimmer (ZMH:NYSE)||86%||115.87%||J. Elliot $7,048,571 #300-400||36%|
|IMS Health (RX:NYSE)||68.9||120.79||David Thomas $4,671,703 #400-500 (2001)||-18|
|Eli Lilly (LLY:NYSE)||47.3||35.22||Sidney Taurel $9,492,639 #200-300||-19.1|
|*Compensation figures were not available from eComp, so Yahoo! figures were used. |
Source: TheStreet.com, Bloomberg, eComp Online, Yahoo!