McKesson Corporation provides pharmaceuticals and medical supplies in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, McKesson Distribution Solutions and McKesson Technology Solutions. The McKesson Distribution Solutions segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical drugs, and other healthcare-related products; and provides practice management, technology, clinical support, and business solutions to community-based oncology and other specialty practices. This segment also provides specialty pharmaceutical solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturers; and medical-surgical supply distribution, logistics, and other services to healthcare providers. In addition, this segment operates retail pharmacy chains in Europe and Canada, as well as supports independent pharmacy networks in North America and Europe; and supplies integrated pharmacy management systems, automated dispensing systems, and related services to retail, outpatient, central fill, specialty, and mail order pharmacies. This segment serves retail national accounts, including national and regional chains, food/drug combinations, mail order pharmacies, and mass merchandisers; and institutional healthcare providers, such as hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, and long-term care providers, as well as offers its services to pharmaceutical manufacturers. The McKesson Technology Solutions segment provides clinical, financial, and supply chain management solutions to healthcare organizations. McKesson Corporation was founded in 1833 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Business Analysis of McKesson
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- Revenue Growth: McKesson reported a revenue growth of 6.6% year-on-year during 2016. Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors Industry grew at 10.3% in the same period
- COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, McKesson spent 94.0% of its total revenues on COGS. Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 88.6%
- R&D share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, McKesson spent 0.2% of its total revenues on R&D. Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry average R&D spending in the same period was 0.0%
- SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, McKesson spent 3.8% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 7.8%
- Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, McKesson spent 8.0% of its total revenues on Inventories. Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 7.5%
- Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, McKesson invested 15.0% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 12.5%
- Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, McKesson invested 9.4% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 7.1%
- PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, McKesson invested 1.2% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry average PPE investment in the same period was 3.8%
- Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, McKesson invested 6.7% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 17.2%
- Net Margins: McKesson Net Margins in the year 2016 were 1.2%. Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry average Net Margins in the same period were 2.1%
Sector and Industry Association of McKesson
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McKesson is associated with Healthcare Sector Group, Healthcare Services Sector, and Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors Industry.
Healthcare Services sector is comprised of the following industries: Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors; Healthcare Payers; Healthcare Providers; Medical Software; Healthcare Research Services. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:
- Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry includes nationwide drugstore chains, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) companies, and drug distributors. Drug stores also offer walk-in clinics and related pharmacy services. Distributors distribute branded and generic pharmaceutical and other healthcare products to hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare providers. PBMs are primarily responsible for developing and maintaining the formulary, contracting with pharmacies, negotiating discounts and rebates with drug manufacturers, and processing and paying prescription drug claims.
- Healthcare Payers industry includes healthcare insurance companies that finance or reimburse the cost of health services. These companies also offer collaborative care, population health management, healthcare technology, Pharmacy Benefit Management, analytics, consulting and administrative services.
- Healthcare Providers industry consist primarily of hospitals but recent changes in the health services industry have contributed to both increasing numbers of other types of facility providers. Companies in this industry include traditional healthcare providers and emerging healthcare facility providers like ambulatory surgery centers, behavioral healthcare facilities, dialysis clinics, home health care companies and others.
- Medical Software industry includes companies that offer any software item or system used within a healthcare context. These companies offer standalone software used for diagnostic, therapeutic purposes, clinical financial and operational purposes.
- Healthcare Research Services industry includes companies that offer biopharmaceutical development services, commercial outsourcing services; commercial pharmaceutical sales and service organizations, consulting, health information analytics and technology consulting.
Industry Ranking of McKesson
With $190.9 billion revenues, McKesson ranked number 1 of all the companies in the US Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry. There were a total of 14 public companies in the US Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.
The top-10 companies in the US Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry by revenues during 2016 were:
- McKesson ($190.9 billion)
- CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
- AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
- Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
- Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
- Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)
- Rite Aid ($30.7 billion)
- Henry Schein ($11.6 billion)
- Owens & Minor ($9.7 billion)
- Patterson Companies ($5.4 billion)
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