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Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson is one of the publicly traded companies having a good stock performance result. Johnson & Johnson is a fortune 500 stock listed company trading under JNJ.
Johnson & Johnson achieved record financial results in 2005 and made further progress in preparing for future growth. Worldwide sales grew to a record 50.5 billion dollars, a growth rate of nearly 7 percent, with operational growth of 6 percent and a positive currency impact of 1 percent. Adjusted net earnings for the year were also at record levels, with net income growing at 13.3 percent to 10.5 billion dollars and diluted net earnings per share increasing 12.9 percent to 3.50 dollars.
Cash flow from operations in 2005 continued to be strong at 11.9 billion dollars. The company has increased their quarterly dividend to shareholders for the 43rd consecutive year, this year by nearly 16 percent to 0.33 dollars. Even with this significant increase, we ended the year with a very strong net cash position of 13.5 billion dollars, providing us the resources to continue important business building investments.
The company is successful in advancing their future growth through a series of smaller but nonetheless important acquisitions. Across the business the company has invested 6.3 billion dollars in research and development, a 1.1 billion dollars increase, or more than 21 percent, above company’s 2004 investment.
Johnson & Johnson achieved 50.5 billion dollars in sales and, through its operating companies. It is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products as well as a provider of related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. More than 230 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employ approximately 115,600 men and women in 57 countries and sell products throughout the world.
For patients with conditions from coronary artery disease to bipolar disorder, and consumers looking for advanced science in skin care, Johnson & Johnson companies' products are reaching more people and serving more health needs around the world. There are some cases of people whose lives are changed for the better by products of Johnson & Johnson.
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