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America’s largest drug distributor is under new leadership after its long-serving CEO—and consistently one of the country’s highest paid—John Hammergren retired in April. He left the wholesaler much expanded from when he began his run at the company 17 years ago. That trend continued in 2018: Revenue grew 4.9% due to rising drug prices, increased sales to existing customers, and through acquisitions. Profits took a hit partly because of one-time charges involving its European business and Rexall, a Canadian drug store chain McKesson acquired in 2016. Like its two major competitors, McKesson is facing a growing number of lawsuits for its alleged role in the nation’s opioid epidemic; it has denied any wrongdoing.

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Company Info

Figures are for fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.
Brian S. Tyler
CEO Title
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Health Care
Wholesalers: Health Care
HQ Location
Irving, Texas
Years on Fortune 500 List25

McKesson Rank History


Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$208,357.04.9%
Profits ($M)$67.0-98.7%
Assets ($M)$60,381.0-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$9,804.0-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues0.0%
Profits as % of Assets0.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity0.7%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)0.32
EPS % Change (from 2017)-98.6%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-43.6%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-20.9%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2018)-28.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)-6.7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)12.0%