Financial Knowledge & Information Portal

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Company Profile

Updated Feb 14, 2020
Walgreens Boots Alliance has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Walgreens Boots Alliance
Short Name:Walgreens Boots Alliance
Trading Ticker Symbol:WBA
Primary Exchange:NASDAQ
Headquarter City/Country:Deerfield, Illinois
Primary Industry Sector:Health Care
Seconday Sub-sector:Medical Nursing Services
Main Business Areas: Health Care, Medical Nursing Services, Consumer Defensive, Pharmaceutical Retailers, NASDAQ, Dogs of the Dow, , Healthcare, , Dividend Aristocrats, , Small Dogs of the Dow, , Dow Jones
Dividend Payments:Dividend History
Technical Analysis:Recent Candlestick Patterns

Market and Trading Information for Walgreens Boots Alliance

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Walgreens Boots Alliance as of writing:
Current Share Price:$52.85
Previous Year's Closing Price:$58.96
Percentage Price Change (YTD):-10.36%
Market Cap:$46.82 billion
52-week Price Range:$49.03 - $74.94
Dividend Per Share:$1.79
EPS (TTM):4.08
Price-Earnings (Trailing):12.96
Price-Earnings (Forward):8.74

Company Profile and Business Description for Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., incorporated on September 2, 2014, is a holding company. The Company is a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. The Company operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. The Retail Pharmacy USA segment consists of the Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) business, which includes the operation of retail drugstores, care clinics and providing specialty pharmacy services. The Retail Pharmacy International segment consists primarily of the Alliance Boots pharmacy-led health and beauty stores, optical practices and related contract manufacturing operations. The Pharmaceutical Wholesale segment consists of the Alliance Boots pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution businesses. The Company's portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as global health and beauty product brands, including No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory.

Retail Pharmacy USA

As of August 31, 2016, the Company's Retail Pharmacy USA division had pharmacy-led health and beauty retail offerings in 50 states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. As of August 31, 2016, the Company operated 8,175 retail stores in its Retail Pharmacy USA division. Its retail pharmacy brands in the division are Walgreens and Duane Reade. The Company provides customers with omni-channel access to consumer goods and services, including own branded general merchandise, such as NICE!, DeLish and Well at Walgreens, as well as pharmacy, and health and wellness services in communities across America. Integrated with its e-commerce platform, the Walgreens mobile application allows customers to refill prescriptions through scan technology, receive text messages alerting when a refill is due and other retail functionality, such as photo and shopping features. The Company utilizes its retail network as a channel to provide health and wellness services to its customers and patients.

As of August, 31, 2016, the Company also provided specialty pharmacy services and manages in-store clinics branded as Healthcare Clinic, with 400 locations throughout the United States. The Company's United States loyalty program, Balance Rewards, is designed to reward its valuable customers and encourage shopping in stores and online. Balance Rewards members receive special pricing on select products and earn everyday rewards points for purchasing merchandise that can be redeemed at its stores or through the Company's Website, The components of the division's sales are Pharmacy (the sale of prescription drugs and provision of pharmacy-related services) and Retail (the sale of healthcare and retail products, including non-prescription drugs, beauty, toiletries and general merchandise).

Retail Pharmacy International

The Company's Retail Pharmacy International division has pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in approximately eight countries. As of August 31, 2016, the Company operated 4,673 retail stores in its Retail Pharmacy International division. The Company's retail pharmacy brands are Boots in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands, and Benavides in Mexico and Ahumada in Chile. The Boots omni-channel's product brands are No7, Boots Pharmaceuticals, Botanics, Liz Earle, Soap & Glory, and only at Boots products. The Company's retail store networks are supported by online platforms. In the United Kingdom, the Company operates transactional Website,, and a consumer health and wellness portal, The Company's Retail Pharmacy International division offers Boots Advantage Card loyalty program, where customers earn points on purchases for redemption at a later date. The components of the division's sales are Pharmacy (the sale of prescription drugs and provision of pharmacy-related services, subject to variation in particular jurisdictions depending upon regulatory and other factors) and Retail (the sale of health and beauty products, including beauty, toiletries and lifestyle merchandising, non-prescription drugs and, in the United Kingdom, the provision of optical services).

Pharmaceutical Wholesale

As of August, 31, 2016, the Company's Pharmaceutical Wholesale division, which operates under the Alliance Healthcare brand, supplied medicines, other healthcare products and related services to 110,000 pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year from 288 distribution centers in 11 countries, primarily in Europe. The Company offers customers added-value services to help pharmacists develop their own businesses, which includes membership of Alphega Pharmacy, its pan-European network for independent pharmacies. In addition to the wholesale of medicines and other healthcare products, its businesses provide services to pharmaceutical manufacturers who are seeking to gain control over their product distribution, while at the same time outsourcing non-core activities. These services include pre-wholesale and contract logistics (under the Alloga brand), direct deliveries to pharmacies, and specialized healthcare services, covering clinical homecare, medicine support, dispensing services, medicine preparation and clinical trial support (under the Alcura brand).

108 Wilmot Rd

Peer / Competitor Companies of Medical Nursing Services Sector

Along with Walgreens Boots Alliance, the following other peer (competitor) companies also exist within the same Medical Nursing Services - Health Care sector whose company profile and dividend history is as follows:

▶ Addus HomeCare (ADUS): Addus HomeCare Corporation, incorporated on July 27, 2006, is a provider of personal care services, which are provided primarily in the home. The Companys personal care services include assistance with ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Amedisys (AMED): Amedisys, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides healthcare services in the United States. It operates through three segments: Home Health, Hospice, and Personal Care. The Home Health segment ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ BioScrip (BIOS): BioScrip, Inc., incorporated on March 22, 1996, is engaged in providing infusion solutions. The Company partners with physicians, hospital systems, skilled nursing facilities, healthcare payors and pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Chemed (CHE): Chemed Corporation, incorporated on April 2, 1970, purchases, operates and divests subsidiaries engaged in various business activities. The Company operates through two segments: the VITAS segment (VITAS) and the Roto-Rooter ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Concord Medical (CCM): Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited, incorporated on November 27, 2007, is engaged in the leasing of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging equipment, the provision of management services to hospitals. The Company ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ CVS Health (CVS): CVS Health Corporation, incorporated on August 22, 1996, together with its subsidiaries, is an integrated pharmacy healthcare company. The Company provides pharmacy care for the senior community through Omnicare, Inc. ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History  and Recent Candlestick Patterns.

▶ Diplomat Pharmacy (DPLO): Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (Diplomat), incorporated on March 26, 1975, operates a specialty pharmacy business, which stocks, dispenses and distributes prescriptions for various biotechnology and specialty pharmaceutical manufacturers. The Company operates ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ LHC (LHCG): LHC Group, Inc., incorporated on January 20, 2005, is a holding company. The Company provides post-acute healthcare services to patients through its home nursing agencies, hospice agencies, community-based services agencies ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ PetMed Express (PETS): PetMed Express, Inc. (PetMed Express), doing business as 1800PetMeds, incorporated on January 3, 1997, is a pet pharmacy. The Company markets prescription and non-prescription pet medications, and other health products ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Rite Aid (RAD): Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail drugstores in the United States. It operates through two segments, Retail Pharmacy and Pharmacy Services. The Retail Pharmacy....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Teladoc (TDOC): Teladoc, Inc. is a telehealth company. The Company offers telehealth platform, delivering on-demand healthcare anytime, anywhere, through mobile devices, the Internet, video and phone. The Companys solution connects its Members, ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ US Physical Therapy (USPH): U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., incorporated on April 1, 1992, through its subsidiaries, operates outpatient physical therapy clinics that provide pre-and post-operative care and treatment for orthopedic-related disorders, sports-related injuries, preventative ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

... See Full List of All Stocks of Medical Nursing Services Sector.

Stock List of Other Health Care Sub-sectors

▶ Stocks of Biotech Sector

▶ Stocks of Biotech Apparatus Sector

▶ Stocks of Biotech Diagnostics Sector

▶ Stocks of Biotech Products Sector

▶ Stocks of Biotech Research Sector

▶ Stocks of Biotechnology Sector

▶ Stocks of Diagnostics & Research Sector

▶ Stocks of Drug Delivery Sector

▶ Stocks of Drug Development Sector

▶ Stocks of Drug Manufacturer Sector

▶ Stocks of Drug Manufacturers—Specialty & Generic Sector

▶ Stocks of Health Care Sector

▶ Stocks of Health Care Equipment and Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Hospital and Nursing Management Sector

▶ Stocks of Industrial Specialties Sector

▶ Stocks of Major Pharmaceuticals Sector

▶ Stocks of Medical Care Facilities Sector

▶ Stocks of Medical Dental Instruments Sector

▶ Stocks of Medical Devices Sector

▶ Stocks of Medical Electronics Sector

▶ Stocks of Medical Instruments & Supplies Sector

▶ Stocks of Medical Nursing Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Medical Products Sector

▶ Stocks of Medical Specialities Sector

▶ Stocks of Ophthalmic Goods Sector

▶ Stocks of Other Pharmaceuticals Sector

▶ Stocks of Precision Instruments Sector

Stock List of Other Top-level Sectors

▶ Stocks of Sector

▶ Stocks of Basic Industries Sector

▶ Stocks of Basic Materials Sector

▶ Stocks of Capital Goods Sector

▶ Stocks of Communication Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Cyclical Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Defensive Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Durables Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Non-Durables Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Energy Sector

▶ Stocks of Finance Sector

▶ Stocks of Financial Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Health Care Sector

▶ Stocks of Healthcare Sector

▶ Stocks of Industrials Sector

▶ Stocks of Miscellaneous Sector

▶ Stocks of Public Utilities Sector

▶ Stocks of Real Estate Sector

▶ Stocks of Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Technology Sector

▶ Stocks of Transportation Sector

▶ Stocks of Utilities Sector