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  • Rank16
  • Previous Rank29
  • CEO
    John H. Hammergren
  • Address
    1 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94104
  • Website
  • Industry
    Wholesalers: Health Care

McKesson, the largest U.S. pharmaceutical distributor, has been on a roll in 2015 thanks to rising sales in its wholesale drug distribution segment and its increased stake in Germany’s Celesio. McKesson first acquired 50.1% of the Germany-based company in October 2013, giving the distributor a bigger hand in the global generic-drug market. The San Francisco-based firm finally acquired the full company at the beginning of last year and has been busy integrating the new purchase. In addition to its health care distribution business, McKesson also develops, implements and supports software within the medical community, which is often underappreciated relative to the company’s larger distribution unit. Its technology solutions segment is on pace to bring in more than $3 billion in 2015, making it the industry’s No. 2 leader to Cerner. McKesson offers IT services such as electronic health records systems, health-plan payment management and revenue cycle management.

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Company Information

John H. Hammergren
Wholesalers: Health Care
Health Care
HQ Location
San Francisco, CA
Years on List21
Figures are for fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

($ Millions)% change

Profits as a % of

Profit as % of Revenues0.8%
Profits as % of Assets2.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity18.4%