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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.OQ)

WBA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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19 Oct 2018
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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.  Full Article

Walgreens And Birchbox To Build Birchbox Retail Experiences Within Select Walgreens Stores
Thursday, 4 Oct 2018 

Oct 4 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::CO AND ONLINE BEAUTY RETAILER BIRCHBOX ANNOUNCED THEY WILL TEAM UP TO BUILD BIRCHBOX RETAIL EXPERIENCES WITHIN SELECT WALGREENS STORES.BOOTS ALLIANCE INC - AS PART OF RELATIONSHIP, WALGREENS WILL ALSO ACQUIRE A MINORITY EQUITY INTEREST IN BIRCHBOX.INITIAL PILOT WILL INCLUDE 11 WALGREENS LOCATIONS ACROSS MAJOR U.S. CITIES, ROLLING OUT FROM THIS DECEMBER THROUGH EARLY 2019.ADDITIONALLY, WITHIN THOSE WALGREENS STORES, BIRCHBOX WILL OFFER SUBSCRIPTIONS TO ITS MONTHLY DELIVERY SERVICES OF PERSONALIZED SAMPLES.  Full Article

Kroger & Walgreens Join Together In Exploratory Pilot
Tuesday, 2 Oct 2018 

Oct 2 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::KROGER & WALGREENS JOIN TOGETHER IN EXPLORATORY PILOT.WALGREENS - COMPANIES TESTING OFFERING THAT BRINGS KROGER PICKUP AND SELECTION OF KROGER-OWNED BRANDS TO WALGREENS STORES IN SELECT PILOT LOCATIONS.WALGREENS - 2 RETAIL LEADERS HAVE SELECTED 13 WALGREENS STORES IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY, NEAR KROGER'S CINCINNATI HEADQUARTERS, TO PILOT THE FORMAT.  Full Article

Walgreens Boots Alliance - Entered Revolving Credit Agreement For Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility Of $3.5 Billion
Thursday, 30 Aug 2018 

Aug 30 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - ENTERED REVOLVING CREDIT AGREEMENT FOR UNSECURED REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY OF $3.5 BILLION.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE SAYS REVOLVING CREDIT AGREEMENT HAS LETTER OF CREDIT SUBFACILITY COMMITMENT AMOUNT OF $500 MILLION - SEC FILING.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - 2014 REVOLVING CREDIT AGREEMENT TERMINATED.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - INCREASED EXISTING COMMERCIAL PAPER PROGRAM OF JAN 2015 BY $500 MILLION.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - RAISED PROGRAM PERMITS ISSUE OF SHORT-TERM, UNSECURED COMMERCIAL PAPER NOTES NOT EXCEEDING $3.5 BILLION AT ANY TIME OUTSTANDING.  Full Article

Walgreens CEO Says "Not Particularly Worried" About Amazon's PillPack Deal
Thursday, 28 Jun 2018 

June 28 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::CEO SAYS "NOT PARTICULARLY WORRIED" WHEN ASKED ABOUT AMAZON'S ACQUISITION OF PILLPACK: CONF CALL.CEO SAYS "OPEN FOR M&A AT RIGHT PRICE" WHEN ASKED IF AMAZON'S BUY OF PILLPACK CHANGES CO'S M&A STRATEGY.CEO - "PHARMACY WORLD IS MUCH MORE COMPLEX THAN JUST DELIVERING CERTAIN PILLS" ON AMAZON'S PILLPACK DEAL.  Full Article

Walgreens Boots Q3 GAAP Earnings Per Share $1.35
Thursday, 28 Jun 2018 

June 28 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE REPORTS FISCAL 2018 THIRD QUARTER RESULTS.Q3 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.53.Q3 GAAP EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.35.Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $1.48 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.QTRLY SALES INCREASED 14.0 PERCENT TO $34.3 BILLION.SEES 2018 ADJUSTED DILUTED NET EARNINGS PER SHARE OF $5.90 TO $6.05.RETAIL PHARMACY USA HAD Q3 SALES OF $25.9 BILLION, AN INCREASE OF 15.0 PERCENT OVER YEAR-AGO QUARTER.RETAIL PHARMACY INTERNATIONAL HAD Q3 SALES OF $3.0 BILLION, AN INCREASE OF 6.6 PERCENT FROM YEAR-AGO QUARTER.RETAIL PHARMACY USA SALES IN COMPARABLE STORES IN QUARTER DECREASED 1.2 PERCENT COMPARED WITH SAME QUARTER A YEAR AGO.DOES NOT EXPECT RITE AID TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT FISCAL 2018 ADJUSTED DILUTED NET EARNINGS PER SHARE.FY2018 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $5.95 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - ON CONSTANT CURRENCY BASIS,COMPARABLE STORE SALES DECREASED 1.4 PERCENT VERSUS YEAR-AGO QUARTER FOR RETAIL PHARMACY INTERNATIONAL.Q3 REVENUE VIEW $34.05 BILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Walgreens Boots Alliance Authorizes $10 Bln Share Repurchase Program
Thursday, 28 Jun 2018 

June 28 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE AUTHORIZES $10 BILLION SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM AND INCREASES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE AUTHORIZES $10 BILLION SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM AND INCREASES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC - BOARD OF DIRECTORS DECLARED A QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF 44 CENTS PER SHARE, AN INCREASE OF 10 PERCENT.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC - SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM HAS NO SPECIFIED EXPIRATION DATE.  Full Article

Humana And Walgreens To Offer Senior-Focused Services In Kansas City Area
Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 

June 19 (Reuters) - Humana Inc ::HUMANA AND WALGREENS TO OFFER SENIOR-FOCUSED SERVICES IN KANSAS CITY AREA VIA PRIMARY CARE CLINICS AND IN-STORE HEALTH NAVIGATION SUPPORT.HUMANA - THROUGH JOINT EFFORT, UNIT OF HUMANA, WILL OPERATE SENIOR-FOCUSED PRIMARY CARE CLINICS INSIDE TWO WALGREENS STORES IN KANSAS CITY.HUMANA AND WALGREENS TO OFFER SENIOR-FOCUSED SERVICES IN KANSAS CITY AREA VIA PRIMARY CARE CLINICS AND IN-STORE HEALTH NAVIGATION SUPPORT.  Full Article

Rite Aid Q4 Loss Per Share $0.46 From Continuing Operations
Thursday, 12 Apr 2018 

April 12 (Reuters) - Rite Aid Corp ::RITE AID REPORTS FISCAL 2018 FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR RESULTS.Q4 ADJUSTED LOSS PER SHARE $0.01 FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS.Q4 LOSS PER SHARE $0.46 FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.73.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $-0.01 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.SEES FY 2019 SALES $21.7 BILLION TO $22.1 BILLION.Q4 REVENUE $5.4 BILLION VERSUS I/B/E/S VIEW $5.57 BILLION.Q4 NET LOSS INCLUDES $325 MILLION OF INCOME TAX EXPENSE RELATING TO REVALUATION OF COMPANY'S DEFERRED TAX ASSETS.Q4 NET LOSS INCLUDES GOODWILL IMPAIRMENT CHARGE OF $191 MILLION, NET OF TAX.SEES FY 2019 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.02 TO $0.06.FY2019 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.03, REVENUE VIEW $21.73 BILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.SAME STORE SALES FROM RETAIL PHARMACY CONTINUING OPERATIONS FOR QUARTER DECREASED 1.7 PERCENT.IN FISCAL 2019, SAME STORE SALES EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM INCREASE OF 0.0 PERCENT TO INCREASE OF 1.0 PERCENT.CAPITAL EXPENDITURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE APPROXIMATELY $250 MILLION IN 2019.DEAL WITH ALBERTSONS EXPECTED TO CLOSE EARLY IN SECOND HALF OF CALENDAR YEAR 2018.OUTLOOK PROVIDED FOR FISCAL 2019 DOES NOT REFLECT IMPACT OF PENDING DEAL WITH ALBERTSONS.AS OF MARCH 27, 2018, RITE AID HAS COMPLETED SALE OF ALL 1,932 STORES AND RELATED ASSETS TO WBA.DURING Q4, COMPANY SOLD 1,554 STORES TO WBA AND CLOSED 19 STORES, RESULTING IN A TOTAL STORE COUNT OF 2,831 AT END OF Q4.  Full Article

Walgreens Boots Alliance Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
Wednesday, 11 Apr 2018 

April 11 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE DECLARES REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND.DECLARED A REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF 40 CENTS PER SHARE, AN INCREASE OF 6.7 PERCENT OVER YEAR-AGO PERIOD.  Full Article

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Walgreens revenue hit by weakness in personal care products, OTC drugs

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc came up short of analysts' estimates for quarterly revenue on Thursday, as sales of personal care products and over-the-counter drugs fell both in its home market and at its UK-based Boots chain.