$WBA (Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.)

$WBA {{ '2016-07-06T13:31:15+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

John Heinbockel with Guggenheim asks about store level labor, the impact of minimum wage going up and change in overtime rules. $WBA said that in the background the company has already improved the base salary for the most lower paid people in stores. The company will continue to increase the minimum wage against the market.

$RAD {{ '2017-09-28T11:32:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 2Q18, $RAD opened 1 store, relocated 1 store, remodeled 54 stores and expanded 1 store, bringing the total number of wellness stores chainwide to 2,532. The company,  whose merger deal with $WBA was terminated, closed 17 stores, resulting in a total store count of 4,507 at the end of the second quarter.

$RAD {{ '2017-09-28T11:30:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Even as the revenue of drugstore chain $RAD for 2Q18 slipped 4.4% to $7.7Bil, net income surged more than 11 times to $170.7MM or $0.16 per diluted share, vs. last year’s $14.8MM or $0.01 a share. Operating results for the quarter improved majorly due to the $325MM merger termination fee from $WBA.

$RAD {{ '2017-09-19T15:31:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Under the amended and restated asset purchase agreement with $RAD, $WBA does not expect the transaction to have a significant impact to its adjusted EPS in FY17. $WBA also expects to realize annual synergies from the transaction of more than $300MM, which are expected to be fully realized within four years of the initial closing of the transaction.

$WBA {{ '2017-09-19T14:19:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Drugstore chain $WBA, in its fourth attempt, clinched regulatory approval to buy 1,932 stores, 3 distribution centers and related inventory from $RAD for $4.375Bil. The new deal has 250 fewer stores than the earlier deal & is lower than the previous proposal of $5.18Bil. Store purchases would begin in Oct., with completion expected in spring 2018.

$LH {{ '2017-08-08T15:02:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LH, a life science company, and Walgreens, a wing of $WBA, are in a tie-up whereby the former will develop and operate patient service centers in select Walgreens stores. These are in addition to $LH's approx. 1,750 centers giving patients access to $LH's over 4,800 tests. 7 centers, co-branded as LabCorp at Walgreens, will be opened in 2017.

$WBA {{ '2017-07-25T14:13:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA announced binding offer from Fareva for 10-year global agreement for manufacture and supply of own beauty brands and private label products, including products for sale in US. Fareva will take ownership of BCM, $WBA's contract manufacturing business, which operates factories in the UK, France and Germany. The deal will close by end of CY17.

$WBA {{ '2017-07-24T13:07:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The $WBA management is meeting investors to take questions on general matters. Apart from that, the top brass of the company intends to clarify its participation in the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration 340B drug pricing program.

$ASH {{ '2017-07-19T20:47:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ASH elected Susan Main and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson as new members of its BoD. This  brings the size of the board to 11 directors. Main has served as SVP and CFO of $TDY, and Kathleen is EVP and global chief human resources officer at $WBA.

$WBA {{ '2017-07-12T20:41:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA BoD declared a quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share, up 6.7%. The dividend is payable Sept. 12, 2017 to stockholders of record Aug. 18, 2017, and raised the annual rate from $1.50 per share to $1.60 per share.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T16:12:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA and $LH announced a collaboration through which $LH will develop and operate patient service centers within select $WBA stores. The centers, which will be co-branded "LabCorp at Walgreens," will offer LabCorp patient services in a secure, comfortable environment for specimen collection, located near the pharmacy area inside the store.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T14:01:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA agreed to buy 2,186 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from $RAD. $WBA expects the new transaction to be modestly accretive to its adjusted EPS in the first full year after the initial closing of the new transaction, and expects to realize synergies from the new transaction in excess of $400MM.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T14:01:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA agreed to buy 2,186 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from $RAD. This new agreement replaces the previous merger agreement with Rite Aid, announced in October 2015 and amended in January 2017. The initial closing of the new transaction is expected to occur within the next six months.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T14:00:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA agreed to buy 2,186 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from $RAD. The consideration for the transaction will be $5.175Bil in cash, the assumption by $WBA of the related real estate leases and the grant of an option to $RAD to become a member of $WBA's group purchasing organization, Walgreens Boots Alliance Development.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T13:35:36+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$WBA said that on the $RAD agreement, while the company is assuming a real-estate obligation, it is not assuming any debt. Additionally, $WBA is expecting the deal to give significant cash tax benefit, as it tax amortizes the intangible assets it acquires from $RAD.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T13:12:40+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In Retail Pharmacy USA, $WBA begun implementing a program in some of its stores to simplify its offering and improve its retail operational performance. In the coming months. $WBA expects this program to reach about 1,500 stores. The company is also on track to introduce its enhanced beauty offering to over 1,000 additional stores by end of 2017.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T12:53:05+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$RAD {{ '2017-06-29T12:09:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RAD and $WBA announced that the latter will not buy the former as initially announced. Instead of the previously announced deal that was severely scrutinized by the Federal Trade Commission, $WBA will instead buy 2,186 Rite Aid Stores and Related Assets for $5.17Bil. Rite Aid will receive $325MM from $WBA as termination fee.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T11:48:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA raised the lower end of its guidance for FY17 by $0.08 per share and now expects adjusted diluted net EPS of $4.98 to $5.08, which assumes current exchange rates for the rest of the fiscal year.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T11:43:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

On a segment basis, $WBA reported a decline in sales in two of its three businesses in 3Q17. The decline in sales was mainly driven by currency translation. Retail Pharmacy USA sales jumped 6.3% YoY to $22.5Bil, while Retail Pharmacy International and Pharmaceutical Wholesale segment sales dipped 10.3% and 7.9% respectively to $2.8Bil and $5.3Bil.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T11:32:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA, which reached an agreement with $RAD worth $5.17Bil today, reported a modest 5% increase in earnings for 3Q17 upon strategic partnerships that brought more patients to its pharmacies. Both sales and earnings inched up, with sales scaling up 2.1% to $30.1Bil, while earnings rose to $1,162MM. Adjusted earnings spiked 12.7% to $1.33 per share.

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