READING $CVS/ [Valuation Analysis] Buy CVS before the Aetna acqusition is completed.
READING $CVS/ AETNA/ Aetna Acquisition
On December 3rd, 2017 CVS and Aetna (NYSE: AET), an American health insurance company, announced that they reached an agreement for CVS to acquire Aetna. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2018. It is subject to approval by CVS Health and Aetna shareholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
o Aetna Overview
· The third largest health insurance company in the U.S. with about 6% market share, serving an estimated 44.6 million people.
o Potential impact of the acquisition (synergy, etc.)
· Aetna currently has $61 billion in revenue. The combination of CVS and Aetna will most likely make the largest health care company in the U.S. in terms of the revenue.
CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. Through our integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care, we are uniquely positioned to provide greater access, to engage plan members in behaviors that improve their health, and to lower overall health care costs for health plans, plan sponsors, and their members. As one of the country's largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), we provide plan sponsors and participants access to a network of approximately 64,000 pharmacies including more than 7,100 CVS/pharmacy stores.
We employ approximately 200,000 colleagues in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. As of September 30, 2010, we operated 7,152 retail stores, 569 MinuteClinic locations, 44 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 18 specialty mail order pharmacies, five mail service pharmacies, and our CVS.com and Caremark.com Web sites.
* Headquarters located in Woonsocket, R.I.
* More than $99 billion in annual revenue
* Ranked 18th on Fortune 500 for 2010
* No. 1 provider of prescriptions – more than 1 billion prescriptions filled or managed annually
* No. 1 Specialty Pharmacy
* Largest employer of Pharmacists and Nurse Practitioners
* 75 percent of the U.S. population lives within three miles of a CVS
* No. 1 Retail Clinic Operator
* More than 8 million MinuteClinic patient visits to date
* No. 1 Retail Loyalty Program – more than 65 million active ExtraCare customers
For further information, contact:
Michael P. McGuire
Senior Director, Investor Relations
CVS Caremark Corporation
1 CVS Drive, Woonsocket, RI 02895
The Nation’s Largest Provider of Prescriptions Filling or Managing More Than One Billion Prescriptions Annually
Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Site (VIPPS)
A Program of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
Caremark Rx, LLC
2211 Sanders Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
|State of Incorporation |
|Experience Operating a Pharmacy |
Since June 1979
Step inside any of our more than 7,000 CVS/pharmacy locations from coast to coast, and you'll see that we have the prescription medications, related health care products, and other remedies you need "for all the ways you care." More than 20,000 highly trained Pharmacists are available to dispense prescriptions as well as helpful advice. We make things "CVS easy" for our pharmacy customers by offering 24-hour or extended-hours service in the pharmacy in 72 percent of our locations. Sixty percent of our stores provide drive-thru pharmacy windows as well. We also have more than 560 in-store MinuteClinic locations up and running, with more coming throughout 2010.
In the front of the store, customers appreciate our wide selection of popular beauty, health, and personal care brands as well as an assortment of exceptional brands not available at any other U.S. drugstore. Among them, our CVS/pharmacy store brand cough and cold products offer high-quality alternatives for value-conscious consumers. Our selection of proprietary brands includes favorites such as Cristophe® , Essence of Beauty®, Nuprin® , Playskool® , and Skin Effects by Dr. Jeffrey Dover®. CVS store brands as well as proprietary and other limited distribution products, with their higher margins, accounted for approximately 14 percent of our front-store sales in 2007. We are going to aggressively grow this business and expect it to represent 18 to 20 percent of front-store sales in the next three to five years.
Beauty is one of our core categories in the front of the store, and CVS/pharmacy was named Mass Beauty Retailer of the Year at the 2007 Women's Wear Daily Beauty Biz Awards.
Thomas M. Ryan
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation
Thomas M. Ryan, age 57, Chairman of CVS Caremark Corporation since November 2007 and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation since May 1998; was President of CVS Caremark Corporation from May 1998 to May 2010; Chairman of CVS Corporation from April 1999 until March 2007; also President and CEO of CVS Pharmacy, Inc. from 1994 to 2007. Currently Director of Bank of America Corporation, and Yum! Brands, Inc.
Larry J. Merlo
President and Chief Operating Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation and President of CVS/pharmacy
Larry J. Merlo, age 55, President and Chief Operating Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation since May 2010. President of CVS/pharmacy since January 2007. Was Executive Vice President of CVS Caremark Corporation from January 2007 to May 2010; Executive Vice President - Stores of CVS Corporation from April 2000 to January 2007; and Executive Vice President - Stores of CVS Pharmacy, Inc. from March 1998 to January 2007. Currently Chairman, National Association of Drugs Stores.
Executive Vice President of CVS Caremark Corporation and President of Caremark Pharmacy Services
Per Lofberg, age 63, is President of Caremark Pharmacy Services, a position he assumed in January 2010. Previously, Mr. Lofberg was President and CEO of Generation Health. He is also the co-founder and served as CEO of Merck Capital Ventures; served as Chairman of Merck-Medco Managed Care LLC, which later became Medco Health Solutions; and, spent 15 years with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Boston, New York and Munich, West Germany. As President, he has responsibility for all facets of the PBM business.
Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., M.P.H.
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., M.P.H, age 55, is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of CVS Caremark. Prior to joining CVS Caremark, Dr. Brennan was Chief Medical Officer of Aetna Inc. From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Brennan served as President and CEO of Brigham and Women's Physician's Organization. In his academic work, he was Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Law and Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Brennan received his M.D. and M.P.H. degrees from Yale Medical School and his J.D. degree from Yale Law School. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
David M. Denton
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation
David M. Denton, age 45, is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation, since January 2010. He previously held the position of Senior Vice President and Controller/Chief Accounting Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation, from March 2008 to December 2009; Senior Vice President, Financial Administration of CVS Caremark Corporation and CVS Pharmacy, Inc. from April 2007 until March 2008; Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller of PharmaCare Management Services, Inc., the Company’s pharmacy benefits management subsidiary, from October 2005 through April 2007. He has been with the Company since July 1999.
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation
Lisa Bisaccia, age 54, has been Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation since January 2010. She most recently served as Vice President of Human Resources. Since joining CVS Caremark in 2004, Mrs. Bisaccia has led major human resources initiatives including enhancing compensation practices, outsourcing human resources processing functions, and successfully managing all human resources support for the Retail business.
Douglas A. Sgarro
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation and President of CVS Realty Co.
Douglas A. Sgarro, age 51, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation and CVS Pharmacy, Inc. since March 2004 and President of CVS Realty Co., a real estate development company and a division of CVS Pharmacy, Inc. since October 1999; Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of CVS Corporation and CVS Pharmacy, Inc. from September 1997 to March 2004. Mr. Sgarro is a graduate of Hamilton College and the University of Virginia Law School. He is a director of the United States Chamber of Commerce.
Jonathan C. Roberts
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, PBM
Jonathan C. Roberts, 54, is Executive Vice President of CVS Caremark, and Chief Operating Officer of the company’s PBM division, a position he has held since October 2010. Prior to that he served as EVP of Rx Purchasing, Pricing and Network Relations, from January 2009 to October 2010; Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation from January 2006 until January 2009; Senior Vice President - Store Operations of CVS/pharmacy, Inc. from August 2002 until December 2005; and Area Vice President of Stores from April 1997 through August 2002.
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, CVS Caremark Corporation
Helena B. Foulkes, age 46, is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, CVS Caremark Corporation, a position she has held since January 2009. Previously, Ms. Foulkes was Senior Vice President of Health Services of CVS Pharmacy, Inc., from October 2007 through January 2009, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Operations Services from January 2007 through October 2007, and Senior Vice President, Advertising and Marketing from April 2002 to January 2007. In her fifteen-plus years with the Company, Ms. Foulkes has held positions in Marketing and Operations Services, Strategic Planning, Visual Merchandising and Category Management. She is a graduate of Harvard College and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Stuart M. McGuigan
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), CVS Caremark
Stuart M. McGuigan, age 52, is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation, a position he has held since December 2008. Previously, Mr. McGuigan was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Liberty Mutual Group from September 2004 to December 2008, and was Deputy Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Liberty Mutual from February 2004 to September 2004; from 2000 to February 2004, Mr. McGuigan was Senior Vice President – Information Technology of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. He has served on the Board of Directors of NetScout, Inc. since 2005. In 2010, he was appointed to the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC).
Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation
Laird Daniels, age 41, is Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation, a position he assumed in January 2010. Previously, Mr. Daniels was Vice President of Finance and Retail Controller for CVS/pharmacy. He joined CVS Caremark in 1997.