Rite Aid – RAD

https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/06/9603222/walgreens-rite-aid-deal-in-its-final-act

Fair value about $4-$5; bet small amount for merger, not for the business

ar 2016

  • outstanding 1,048,406,901 shares
  • the risk that the Merger Agreement may be terminated in certain limited circumstances that require us to pay WBA a termination fee of $325 million;
  • the third largest retail drugstore chain in the United States based on both revenues and number of stores. As of February 27, 2016, we operated 4,561 stores in 31 states across the country and in the District of Columbia. In fiscal 2016, as we continued our transformation into a retail healthcare company, we began reporting our business in two distinct segments. Our Retail Pharmacy Segment consists of Rite Aid stores, RediClinic and Health Dialog. Our Pharmacy Services Segment consists of EnvisionRx, a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) provider that we acquired in June 2015.
  • On October 27, 2015, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NYSE: WBA) and Rite Aid announced that they had entered into a definitive agreement under which Walgreens Boots Alliance would acquire all outstanding shares of Rite Aid for $9.00 per share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $17.2 billion, including acquired net debt. On February 4, 2016, Rite Aid stockholders voted at a special meeting to approve the adoption of the Agreement and Plan of Merger. [too long a time; people suffering and lost, gave up and don’t even want to talk about the deal]
  • We purchase all of our brand prescription and, with limited exceptions, all of our generic drugs from a single wholesaler, McKesson. Because McKesson acts as a wholesaler for drugs purchased from ultimate manufacturers worldwide [McKesson is a good one.]