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5 - McKesson

McKesson is using new analytics technologies made in IBM Labs to reduce CO2 and improve pharmaceutical distribution. (PRNewsFoto/IBM) PRNewsFoto/IBM

McKesson, the largest U.S. pharmaceutical distributor, continues to face obstacles as the tailwind from branded drug price inflation subsides and customers look elsewhere. But its management isn’t taking the news lying down. A series of acquisitions, ongoing restructuring, and a rash of new deals are helping lessen the blow, setting in motion a roller-coaster ride of a year. McKesson was founded in 1833 and is headquartered in San Francisco.

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Key Metrics & Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$192487
Revenue Percent Change6.2%
Profits ($M)$2,258.0
Profits Percent Change53.0%
Assets ($M)$56563
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$31,439
Employees68,000
Previous Rank5

Company Facts

Employees68,000
SectorWholesalers
IndustryWholesalers: Health Care
HQ LocationSan Francisco, CA
CEOJohn H. Hammergren
CEO Title-
Websitewww.mckesson.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23

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