MARKET VALUE/ TOTAL NET FREE CASH MARKET FREE-CASH- TOTAL COMPANY/(SYMBOL) SALES EARNINGS FLOW* VALUE FLOW RATIO DEBT ALCON** (ACL) $2,748 $266 $351 $9,900 28 $1,764 ALLERGAN (AGN) 1,685 225 260 8,306 32 615 BAUSCH & LOMB (BOL) 1,712 42 117 2,050 18 827 VISX (EYE) 170 11 13 861 66 0

All figures in millions, except the market value/free-cash-flow ratio

* Cash flow from operations, minus capital spending and dividends; Alcon's is pro forma for the 12 months ended December, 2001, and the others' is for 12 months ended September, 2001.

** Alcon data is pro forma, its symbol is tentative, and its market value is estimated at an IPO price of $33 a share.

Data: Company reports, BusinessWeek

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