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America’s largest pharmaceutical distributor slips one spot on the 500 this year, but the continued strength of its distribution business–serving as the middleman between manufacturers and pharmacies–lifted revenues 3% in 2017. The acquisition of Rexall Health powered some of that growth as did trends like the nation’s climbing drug prices and rising drug utilization rates. McKesson also moved ahead with its plan to divest its technology businesses in deals with Change Healthcare and Allscripts. The company, along with the country’s other large drug distributors, remains a target of litigation over its alleged role in the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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John H. Hammergren

CEO Title

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer




Wholesalers: Health Care

HQ Location

San Francisco

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Figures are for fiscal year ended March 31, 2017.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$198,5333.1%
Profits ($M)$5,070.0124.5%
Assets ($M)$60,969
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$11,095
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$29,067
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues2.6%
Profits as % of Assets8.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity45.7%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)22.73
EPS % Change (from 2016)134.3%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)32.4%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)22.5%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)11.9%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)10.7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)9.9%
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