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McKesson (MCK) Beats Earnings & Revenue Estimates in Q2

McKesson Corporation MCK reported second-quarter fiscal 2018 (ended Sep 30, 2017) earnings of $3.28 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.78. Earnings also surpassed the year-ago figure of $2.96.
McKesson posted sales of $52.1 billion, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $51.6 billion. This was up from $50.0 billion last year.

Quarter in Detail

McKesson operates through two segments, Distribution Solutions and Technology Solutions. All growth rates given below are on a year-over-year basis.

Distribution Solutions revenues were $51.9 billion for the quarter, up 5% on a reported and constant currency basis.

However, revenues from the Technology Solutions business declined from $680 million in the year-ago quarter to $120 million. This was due to the bifurcation of the Technology Solutions businesses to the Change Healthcare joint venture on Mar 1. The segment reflects only the numbers from the Enterprise Information Solutions business.


McKesson Corporation Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise


McKesson Corporation Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise | McKesson Corporation Quote

Financial Condition

As of Sep 30, McKesson had $2.6 billion in cash and cash equivalents against $2.8 billion as of Mar 31. During the reported quarter (ended Sep 30), the company generated cash worth $1.3 million from operations. During the first half of the year, McKesson repaid $545 million in long-term debt, paid $1.9 billion for acquisitions, repurchased $650 million of its common stock, invested $255 million internally and paid $121 million in dividends.

Fiscal 2018 Outlook

McKesson expects GAAP earnings per diluted share in the range of $4.80 to $6.90 for the fiscal year ending Mar 31, 2018. Adjusted Earnings for the same are expected in the range of $11.80 to $12.50.

Zacks Rank

McKesson currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

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