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Walgreens Boots Alliance Reports Fiscal Year 2018 Results


Thursday, 11 Oct 2018 

Oct 11 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE REPORTS FISCAL YEAR 2018 RESULTS.Q4 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.48.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.55.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $1.45 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.INTRODUCED GUIDANCE OF 7 PERCENT TO 12 PERCENT GROWTH IN FISCAL 2019 ADJUSTED EPS AT CONSTANT CURRENCY RATES.AT CURRENT EXCHANGE RATES THIS RESULTS IN AN ESTIMATED RANGE OF $6.40 TO $6.70 FOR FISCAL 2019 ADJUSTED EPS.INTEGRATION OF ACQUIRED RITE AID STORES IS ON TRACK.RETAIL PHARMACY INTERNATIONAL HAD Q4 SALES OF $2.9 BILLION, A DECREASE OF 1.9 PERCENT.RETAIL PHARMACY USA HAD Q4 SALES OF $25.5 BILLION, AN INCREASE OF 14.4 PERCENT OVER YEAR-AGO QUARTER.Q4 RETAIL PHARMACY INTERNATIONAL COMPARABLE PHARMACY SALES DECREASED 3.4 PERCENT ON A CONSTANT CURRENCY BASIS.QTRLY RETAIL PHARMACY USA SALES IN COMPARABLE STORES INCREASED 0.3 PERCENT COMPARED WITH SAME QUARTER A YEAR AGO.FISCAL 2019 GUIDANCE ALSO ASSUMES CONTINUED EXECUTION OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED $10 BILLION SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM.QTRLY SALES INCREASED 10.9 PERCENT TO $33.4 BILLION.Q4 REVENUE VIEW $33.78 BILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.FY2019 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $6.45 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.