| AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC)
| " AmerisourceBergen Corporation " Graph source Edgar Online Pro on April 21st, 2006
The Following data is sourced from Yahoo Finance & the ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K For the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2005 The overview of the company was:
AmerisourceBergen Corporation , provides pharmaceutical services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers in the United States and Puerto Rico, and Canada. It distributes brand name and generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter healthcare products, and home healthcare supplies and equipment to various healthcare providers, including acute care hospitals and health systems, independent and chain retail pharmacies, mail order facilities, physicians, clinics, and other alternate site facilities, as well as skilled nursing and assisted living centers. The company also provides pharmaceuticals and pharmacy services to long-term care, workers’ compensation, and specialty drug patients. In addition, it offers related services, such as pharmacy automation, supply management software, pharmaceutical packaging, inventory management, reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services, logistics services, and physician education. The company serves customers through a network of distribution and service centers. AmerisourceBergen was founded in 1985 and is headquartered Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania.
Highlights of Risks Related to Our (ABC) Business
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1. Intense competition may erode our profit margins.
2. Our operating revenue and profitability may suffer upon the loss of a significant customer.
3. Our operating revenue and profitability may suffer upon the bankruptcy, insolvency or other credit failure of a significant customer.
4. Our results of operations may suffer upon the bankruptcy, insolvency or other credit failure of a significant supplier.
5. The Company’s Pharmaceutical Distribution segment is transitioning its business model.
6. The supply channel business model transition may reduce our profitability.
7. Increasing governmental efforts to regulate the pharmaceutical supply channel may increase our costs and reduce our profitability.
8. Legal and regulatory changes affecting rates of reimbursement for pharmaceuticals and/or medical treatments or services may reduce our profitability.
9. The changing United States healthcare environment may negatively impact our revenue and income.
10. If we fail to comply with laws and regulations in respect of healthcare fraud, we could suffer penalties or be required to make significant changes to our operations.
11. We may not realize all of the anticipated benefits of our integration plan to consolidate our distribution network and eliminate duplicative administrative functions.
12. Our operating results and/or financial condition may be adversely affected if we undertake acquisitions of businesses that do not perform as we expect or that are difficult for us to integrate.
13. Our operating results and our financial condition may be adversely affected by foreign operations.
14. If we fail to maintain an effective system of internal controls, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results, our management may not be able to provide its report on the effectiveness of our internal controls over financial reporting in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006 as required pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and our independent registered public accounting firm may not be able to provide an unqualified attestation, or any attestation, on management’s assessment of the operating effectiveness of our internal controls over financial reporting .
15. Risks generally associated with the Company’s sophisticated information systems may adversely affect the Company’s operating results.
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