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Pharmacies and Drug Stores

SIC 5912 | NAICS 446110

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.


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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources


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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Pharmacies & Drug Stores  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast


Drug Store News
DSN Magazine
http://www.drugstorenews.com/

Monthly trade journal features news and information for retail pharmacy professionals, with content categories including business insights, top retailers, health and over-the-counter products, beauty products, and general merchandise and consumables, and special features including the "State of Retail Pharmacy" (Jan. issue), "Top Retailers" (Apr. issue), and "Retail Clinics" (Jul. issue) reports.


First Research

Drug Stores
http://www.firstresearch.com
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast


Racher Press, Inc.
Chain Drug Review
http://www.chaindrugreview.com/

Monthly trade magazine features news and information for the chain drug store industry, with special reports including the "Annual State of the Industry Report" (April issue) which profiles the top 50 drug chains and the "Annual Report of Retail Pharmacy" (August issue) which ranks the top 100 chains by dollar volume and location count and analyzes the performance of the top 25 retail drug store chains.


Drug Channels Institute
Economic Report on U.S. Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefits Managers
http://drugchannelsinstitute.com/

Biennial report provides a detailed analysis of the industry, with topics covered in individual chapters including operational overview, market structure, specialty drugs and pharmacies, prescription drug payment and spending, consumer copays and coinsurance, benefits managers, reimbursement by third-party payers, relationships with drug wholesalers, and pharmacy and prescription profitability.




Financial Benchmarking Data


Industry Financial Ratios
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
http://www.bizminer.com  Search for "446110"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios


National Community Pharmacists Association
NCPA Digest
http://www.ncpanet.org/

Annual publication provides an overview of independent community pharmacies, with data provided in this report including number of pharmacies by state, average sales and number of prescriptions dispensed per location, cost of goods sold, gross profit, and payroll expenses as a percentage of sales, number of employees, and average hourly wages for pharmacists, technicians, and clerks.




Compensation Surveys


PharmacyWeek / Mercer LLC
U.S. Pharmacy Compensation Survey
http://www.pharmacyweek.com/

Annual compensation survey provides base pay, short-term incentive, and total cash compensation data for pharmacy personnel, with compensation data categorized by type of operation, geographic region, and company size. Summary excerpts from the survey that provide hourly and annual base pay data for selected job positions on a national, regional, and state basis are available free online.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by pharmacies and drug stores on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with job positions covered in the survey including pharmacists who dispense prescription drugs and inform patients about the drugs and their use and pharmacy technicians who prepare medications under a pharmacist's direction.


PayScale
Retail Pharmacy or Drug Store
http://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for various job positions in sector such as retail store manager, assistant store manager, retail shift supervisor, pharmacy manager, pharmacist, certified pharmacy technician, and cashier, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Walgreen Co., CVS Health Corporation, and Rite Aid Corporation.




Business Valuation Resources


National Community Pharmacists Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:

Pharmacy Blue Book
http://www.ncpanet.org/
Interactive calculator allows users to estimate the value of a retail pharmacy using various valuation formulas based on annual sales, net income, net profit, annual prescription volume, inventory, and fixtures and equipment. Calculator is available to NCPA members in the "Ownership Tools" section; free preview provides an example of an estimated value calculation using these valuation formulas.

Selling A Pharmacy: A "How To" Guide
https://iweb.ncpanet.org/
Chapter 5: "How to Determine an Equitable Selling or Purchase Price for a Community Pharmacy" from this seller's guide provides a more detailed discussion of the various valuation formulas used in the interactive "Pharmacy Blue Book" calculator (see above) which defines the data inputs used in the formulas and provides examples of estimated value calculations for each of these formulas.


Small Business Valuation Multiples

Retail Pharmacies
http://valuationresources.com/

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for companies that sell prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, health and beauty products, and general merchandise such as candy, groceries, greeting cards, and magazines from physical retail stores.


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