Welcome back to the Big 100, our annual look at the largest players in medical devices. Once again we’ve scoured the financial filings and annual reports of hundreds of companies dating back to the start of 2014.
Some notes on how we put this report together: For the Big 100 rankings, we looked at either calendar 2014 or the company’s most recently concluded fiscal year. We gleaned our information from our internal archives; corporate documents and public regulatory filings; and information from the companies’ websites.
To account for the diversified conglomerates that play in the medtech space, such as Johnson & Johnson, we did our best to isolate the revenues from their medical technology segments (e.g., J&J’s medical device & diagnostics business).
For companies based outside the U.S. that report their numbers in other currencies, we used the 2014 exchange rates established by the U.S. Federal Reserve to convert the figures into U.S. dollars. And finally, a pair of companies that would normally have made the list – Toshiba and Hanger Orthopedics – were left out because, as of press time, they had yet to file their annual reports for their most recent fiscal years.