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Here is my third post for major drug companies.

Joe
Columbus

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Financial AnalysiCompany Being Evaluated                        Competitor #1   Competitor #2  Competitor #3

                 Sch Plough-SGP                                  Pfizer-PFE      Warner-WLA      Merck-MRK
                 Current Period Year-ago PeriodYear-over-Year  Current Period  Current Period Current Period
                   Q3 99,9 mo     Q3 98,9 mo      Growth         Q3 99,9 mo      Q2 99,6 mo     Q3 99,9 mo
Income Statement . . .
  Sales                   6,873          6,018     14.2%                11,697          6,156         23,750
  Cost of Goods S         1,342          1,197     12.1%                 1,832            828         12,890
  Net Income              1,604          1,337     20.0%                 2,225            109          4,317
  Shares Outstand           261            558    -53.2%

Balance Sheet . . .
  Cash & Equivale         1,665          1,259     32.2%                 4,908          1,300          3,779
  Current Assets          4,790          3,958     21.0%                11,484          5,001         11,015
  Short-term Debt           695            558     24.6%                   281            196          1,601
  Current Liabili         3,310          3,032     9.2%                 11,484          3,248          7,670
  Long-term Debt          1,010            806     25.3%                 1,541          1,636          3,214
                                                                              1              1              1Competitors
Margins & Ratios . . .
  Gross Margins            80.5%          80.1%     0.4                   84.3%          86.5%          45.7%      72.2%
  Net Margins              23.3%          22.2%     1.1                   19.0%           1.8%          18.2%      13.0%
  Cash-to-Debt              0.98           0.92    5.8%                    2.69           0.71           0.78       1.18
  Net Cash                 -40.0         -105.0     N/A                  3086.0         -532.0        -1036.0      506.0
  Fool Flow Ratio           1.20           1.09    9.5%                    0.59           1.21           1.19       1.00


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Ranking Rule Makers

1) Brand          Points (0-1)                                3) Financial Dire Points (0-3)
Familiarity                    1                              Sales Growth                   2
Openness                       1                              Gross Margins                  3
Optimism                       1                              Net Margins                    3
Legitimacy                     1                              Shares Outstandin              3
Inevitability                  1                              Cash-to-Debt                   2
Solitariness                   1                              Fool Flow Ratio                0
Humor                          1                              Expansion Potenti              3
  Subtotal                     7                                Subtotal                    16

2) Financial Loca Points (0-2)                                4) Monopoly Statu Points (0-4)
Mass Market Habit              2                              Gross Margins                  4
Gross Margins                  2                              Net Margins                    4
Net Margins                    2                              Net Cash                       0
Cash-to-Debt                   0                              Fool Flow Ratio                0
Fool Flow Ratio                1                              Convenience                    4
Your Interest                  2                                Subtotal                    12
  Subtotal                     9
                                                              5) Your  Enjoymen              1

                   Total Score               45 Second Tier
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