PROFARMA DISTRIBUIDORA DE PRODUTOS FARMACEUTICOS S.A.

PROFARMA DISTRIBUIDORA DE PRODUTOS FARMACEUTICOS S.A.

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Company Overview
Profarma Distribuidora de Produtos Farmaceuticos SA is a Brazilian company engaged in the distribution of pharmaceutical, health, beauty and toiletries products. In addition, it provides effective commercial solutions and value added services. The company has its headquarters located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Its common shares are listed on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PFRM3.
Profarma is positioned as one of the largest pharmaceutical distributors in Brazil. The company distributes its products in the Northeast, Southeast and South regions through eleven distribution centers spread throughout the country. Four of these establishments are fully automated. Profarma is considered as the pioneer company in its sector that utilized such modern machinery. Its main customers are pharmaceutical product wholesalers and druggists.
It has always been Profarma’s mission to provide the pharmaceutical sector with commercial solutions and value-added services that leveraging investments profitability. Majority of its pharmaceutical products, health & beauty and toiletries products serve clients in the domestic consumer market. More than 9,000 new orders are fulfilled per day consisting a mix of approximately 7,000 items. Most of these fall under the categories branded, over-the-counter, generic, and beauty and personal hygiene products. Its commercial products include a mix of drugs, hospital and oncology segment; and cosmetic and personal hygiene items.
Business Summary
The Company distributes pharmaceutical products, health & beauty products and toiletries.
Description and history
The Company operates in three divisions: Drugs, the Hospital Division and Health and Beauty Products. The Drugs Division distributes Braded, Over the Counter and Generic type drugs. The Hospital Division distributes 20 products to medical clinics and hospitals. The Health and Beauty Products Division distributes a line of 50 products. Headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, PROFARMA has eight distribution centers, four of which are fully-automated.


Description in Portuguese
Hб 45 anos a Profarma atua na distribuiзao de produtos farmacкuticos, higiene pessoal e cosmйticos, principalmente na regiao sudeste e estados vizinhos. A empresa, uma das maiores distribuidoras do setor farmacкutico, comercializa aproximadamente 12 milhoes de unidades por mкs e atinge aproximadamente 24 mil pontos de venda, quase a metade do nъmero de pontos existentes no Brasil. A companhia obteve uma receita lнquida de R$ 803 milhoes no primeiro semestre de 2006. As aзoes da Profarma passaram a ser negociadas em 26 de outubro de 2006, no Novo Mercado.
Business Line
Engaged in the distribution of pharmaceutical, health, beauty and toiletries products
Subsidiary
CENTRO DE DISTRIBUICAO DE CANOAS
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IPO date
10/24/2006
US SIC Code
5122
Company Address
BL 12/LOJA 107
500, AVENIDA DAS AMERICAS, BARRA DA TIJUCA
City province or state postal code
22640-100, RIO DE JANEIRO
Phone: +55 21 4009 0200
Fax: +55 21 2491 4082
Country address: BRAZIL
Website url: www.profarma.com.br