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Walgreens Boots Alliance

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In December, Walgreen’s announced a 40% stake in Sinopharm Holding Guoda Drugstores in China, expanding the company’s global reach. And the pharma retailer is getting into the data game, having spent over $500 million to-date on updating pharmacy management and data collection system and turning its 88.6 million user “Balance Rewards” program into a customer insight tool. Despite these expansion efforts and stronger than expected Q3 earnings, shareholders have watched the pharma retailer’s shares drop amid Amazon’s plans to buy online pharmacy PillPack.

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CEO

Stefano Pessina

Sector

Food & Drug Stores

Industry

Food & Drug Stores

HQ Location

Deerfield, Ill.

Years on Global 500 List

24

Employees

290,000

Figures are for fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2017.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$118,2140.7%
Profits ($M)$4,078.0-2.3%
Assets ($M)$66,009
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$27,466
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues3.4%
Profits as % of Assets6.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity14.8%
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