Walgreens Company Analysis and Integration Strategy

10860 words 44 pages
Analysis of Walgreens

By: Robert Antioho
Christopher Bennington
Andrew Graeff
Jordan Lenz
Jacob Wyand

Chapter 1: Company Background and Mission Chapter 1: Company Background and Mission Walgreen Co.

Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) and its subsidiaries operate a drugstore chain in the United States. “The Company provides its customers with multichannel access to consumer goods and services, and pharmacy, health and wellness services in communities across America” (Walgreen Company). The firm currently operates two mail-order facilities and has 7,752 retail drug stores located across all 50 US states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia (Walgreens). Prescription drugs account
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“Prescriptions filled through the pharmacy benefits manager account for more than $5 billion (or about 7%) of Walgreens annual revenue and Walgreens is contending that Express Scripts does not pay enough to fill prescriptions” (Walgreens Co.). The issues surrounding the Express Scripts debacle is currently hindering stock growth and is casting a shadow over the future of this company.

As one of the top drugstore chains in the United States, Walgreens is in a unique place within the constantly changing industry of “Pharmacies and Drug Stores”. In order to properly understand Walgreens position within its industry and the broader economy, it is important to start by examining their financial statements.

Chapter 2: Financial Analysis – Part 1 Chapter 2: Financial Analysis – Part 1 Walgreen Co.
In this chapter, the team has examined Walgreen Co.’s financial statements for 2010. This report will be focused on the balance sheet and ratios involving liquidity and profitability, along with interpreting data from the last three fiscal years. Liquidity Ratios:
The balance sheet numbers for Walgreen Co. show that the company remained stable in the past three years. Total assets increased from 22 billion in 2008 to 26 billion in 2010. In comparison, total liabilities increased at a slower rate from 6.6 billion in 2008 to 7.4 billion in 2010. The current and quick ratios did not have a


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