Business Analysis of Walgreens Boots Alliance

 Analyze Historical Performance, Strategic Priorities, And Business Improvement Opportunities of Walgreens Boots Alliance

WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE

Business Overview

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. It operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International, and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. The Retail Pharmacy USA segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of general merchandise, including non-prescription drugs, beauty products, photo finishing, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods through its retail drugstores and convenient care clinics. It also provides specialty pharmacy services; and manages in-store clinics. As of August 31, 2016, this segment operated 8,175 retail stores under the Walgreens and Duane Reade brands in the United States; and 7 specialty pharmacies, as well as approximately 400 in-store clinic locations. The Retail Pharmacy International segment sells prescription drugs; and health, beauty, toiletry, and other consumer products through its pharmacy-led health and beauty stores, as well as through boots.com. It is also involved in optical practice and related contract manufacturing operations. This segment operated 4,673 retail stores under the Boots, Benavides, and Ahumada in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Chile; and 636 optical practices. The Pharmaceutical Wholesale segment engages in the wholesale and distribution of specialty and generic pharmaceuticals, health and beauty products, and home healthcare supplies and equipment, as well as provides related services to pharmacies and other healthcare providers. This segment operates in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands, Egypt, Norway, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was founded in 1901 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance


R&P Rank: 17
Sector: Healthcare Services
Industry:Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors
H.Q Location:Illinois
Website: www.walgreensbootsalliance.com
Company Address:
108 WILMOT ROAD, DEERFIELD IL 60015
Ph:847-315-2500

Business Analysis of Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Here is the performance snapshot of Walgreens Boots Alliance with an interactive chart.

  1. Revenue Growth: Walgreens Boots Alliance reported a revenue growth of 13.4% year-on-year during 2016. Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors Industry grew at 10.3% in the same period
  2. COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Walgreens Boots Alliance spent 74.5% of its total revenues on COGS. Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 88.6%
  3. R&D share of Revenues: Walgreens Boots Alliance R&D share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
  4. SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Walgreens Boots Alliance spent 20.4% 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%
  5. Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Walgreens Boots Alliance spent 7.6% of its total revenues on Inventories. Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 7.5%
  6. Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Walgreens Boots Alliance invested 9.4% 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%
  7. Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Walgreens Boots Alliance invested 5.3% 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%
  8. PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Walgreens Boots Alliance invested 12.2% 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%
  9. Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Walgreens Boots Alliance invested 22.0% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 17.2%
  10. Net Margins: Walgreens Boots Alliance Net Margins in the year 2016 were 3.6%. Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors industry average Net Margins in the same period were 2.1%

Sector and Industry Association of Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Walgreens Boots Alliance 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 Walgreens Boots Alliance

With $117.4 billion revenues, Walgreens Boots Alliance ranked number 5 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:

  1. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  2. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  3. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  4. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  5. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  6. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)
  7. Rite Aid ($30.7 billion)
  8. Henry Schein ($11.6 billion)
  9. Owens & Minor ($9.7 billion)
  10. Patterson Companies ($5.4 billion)

Business Model Analysis (BMA) Framework

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Revenues Analysis

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Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To...

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