Business Analysis of Abbott Laboratories

 Analyze Historical Performance, Strategic Priorities, And Business Improvement Opportunities of Abbott Laboratories

ABBOTT LABORATORIES

Business Overview

Abbott Laboratories manufactures and sells health care products worldwide. The company's Established Pharmaceutical Products segment offers branded generic pharmaceuticals to treat pancreatic exocrine insufficiency; irritable bowel syndrome or biliary spasm; intrahepatic cholestasis or depressive symptoms; gynecological disorders; hormone replacement therapy; dyslipidemia; hypertension; hypothyroidism; Meniere's disease and vestibular vertigo; pain, fever, and inflammation; migraines; anti-infective clarithromycin; cardiovascular and metabolic products; and influenza vaccines, as well as to regulate physiological rhythm of the colon. Its Diagnostic Products segment provides immunoassay and clinical chemistry systems; assays used to screen and/or diagnosis cancer, cardiac, drugs of abuse, fertility, infectious diseases, and therapeutic drug monitoring; hematology systems and reagents; diagnostic systems and cartridges; instruments to automate the extraction, purification, and preparation of DNA and RNA from patient samples, and detects and measures infectious agents; genomic-based tests; informatics and automation solutions; and a suite of informatics tools and professional services. The company's Nutritional Products segment provides pediatric and adult nutritional products. Its Vascular Products segment offers coronary, endovascular, vessel closure, and structural heart devices to treat vascular disease. The company also provides blood and flash glucose monitoring systems, including test strips, sensors, data management decision software, and accessories for people with diabetes; and medical devices for the eye, such as cataract and LASIK surgery, contact lens care, and dry eye products. It serves retailers, wholesalers, hospitals, health care facilities, laboratories, physicians' offices, and government agencies. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in North Chicago, Illinois.

Abbott Laboratories

Abbott Laboratories


R&P Rank: 128
Sector: Life Sciences
Industry:Pharmaceuticals
H.Q Location:Illinois
Website: www.abbott.com
Company Address:
100 ABBOTT PARK ROAD, D-322 AP6D, ABBOTT PARK IL 60064-3500
Ph:847-937-6100

Business Analysis of Abbott Laboratories

The Life Sciences Sector is witnessing a major shakeup, new age business models in the industry are transforming both customers and businesses. Faced with this uncertainity, companies are investing resources to transform their business. An in-depth business analysis is a valuable resource to identify and articulate the need for a business model change. At R&P Research we believe, the starting point for a business analysis is Benchmarking. Business benchmarking can be done at various levels: 1) Industry Benchmarking 2) Peer Benchmarking 3) Disruptors Benchmarking. In this report, we share the snapshot of how Abbott Laboratories compares against the industry on the major performance indicators. This analysis, along with peer group/disruptors benchmarking and revenue model understanding can help identify growth and cost optimization opportunities to maximize the value delivered by Abbott Laboratories to its stakeholders. R&P Research Industry Intelligence Platform provides historical data for last 15 years with an easy to use benchmarking interface for an in-depth comparative business analysis.

Here is the performance snapshot of Abbott Laboratories with an interactive chart.

  1. Revenue Growth: Abbott Laboratories reported a revenue growth of 2.2% year-on-year during 2016. Pharmaceuticals Industry grew at 7.7% in the same period
  2. COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbott Laboratories spent 43.3% of its total revenues on COGS. Pharmaceuticals industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 31.7%
  3. R&D share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbott Laboratories spent 6.8% of its total revenues on R&D. Pharmaceuticals industry average R&D spending in the same period was 15.6%
  4. SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbott Laboratories spent 32.0% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Pharmaceuticals industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 27.9%
  5. Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbott Laboratories spent 11.7% of its total revenues on Inventories. Pharmaceuticals industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 13.1%
  6. Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbott Laboratories invested 7.5% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Pharmaceuticals industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 12.4%
  7. Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbott Laboratories invested 15.6% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Pharmaceuticals industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 19.0%
  8. PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbott Laboratories invested 27.4% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Pharmaceuticals industry average PPE investment in the same period was 26.2%
  9. Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbott Laboratories invested 58.6% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Pharmaceuticals industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 161.8%
  10. Net Margins: Abbott Laboratories Net Margins in the year 2016 were 6.7%. Pharmaceuticals industry average Net Margins in the same period were 15.8%

Sector and Industry Association of Abbott Laboratories

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For high-level analysis purposes, related/similar sectors are grouped into sector groups.

Abbott Laboratories is associated with Healthcare Sector Group, Life Sciences Sector, and Pharmaceuticals Industry.

Life Sciences sector is comprised of the following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Pharmaceuticals industry includes companies that discover, develop, manufacture, and market medicines licensed for use as medications. In general these companies offer pharmaceutical products that can be described as prescription or over-the-counter medicines. Many Pharmaceutical companies also offer a diverse portfolio of animal health products, services and solutions. Many diversified pharmaceutical companies operate in more than two operating segments like consumer health products, medical devices and pharmaceutical.
  • Medical Devices industry includes manufacturers and distributors of medical equipments and medical supplies. Medical equipments include large scale capital equipmets such as X-Ray machines and MRI scanners and other nondisposable medical devices like stents and pacemakers. Medical supplies include makers of contact lenses, eyeglass lenses, bandages and other disposable products.
  • Biotechnology industry includes Biotechnology product companies, subscription companies, and service companies. Biotechnology product companies offer pharmaceutical drug products that are manufactured in, extracted from, or semi synthesized from biological sources. Subscription-based companies develop genome databases, which can be used to develop medicinal drugs. Service companies offer solutions based on a common technology or generic tool of other large pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical companies.
  • Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments industry includes companies that provide testing products, diagnostic reagents, instruments and diagnostic services to aid in the detection and treatment of a wide range of diseases. It also includes molecular diagnostic and genetic testing companies that develop, manufacture, market and provide diagnostic tests, diagnostic systems and related products and services. Also included are companies that manufacture and market analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery and diagnostics.

Industry Ranking of Abbott Laboratories

With $20.9 billion revenues, Abbott Laboratories ranked number 5 of all the companies in the US Pharmaceuticals industry. There were a total of 49 public companies in the US Pharmaceuticals industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Pharmaceuticals industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. J&J ($71.9 billion)
  2. Pfizer ($52.8 billion)
  3. Merck ($39.8 billion)
  4. Eli Lilly ($21.2 billion)
  5. Abbott Laboratories ($20.9 billion)
  6. Bristol Myers Squibb ($19.4 billion)
  7. Allergan ($14.6 billion)
  8. Shire ($11.4 billion)
  9. Mylan ($11.1 billion)
  10. Valeant Pharmaceuticals ($9.7 billion)

Business Model Analysis (BMA) Framework

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Revenues Analysis

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Abbott Laboratories (ABT) from 2012 to 2016. Abbott Laboratories generated a total of $20.9 billion revenues during 2016. Abbott Laboratories reported a revenue growth of 2.2% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of Abbott Laboratories (ABT) from 2002 to 2016. Abbott Laboratories generated a total of $20.9 billion revenues during 2016. Abbott Laboratories reported a revenue growth of 2.2% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012...

This report provides a comparison of Abbott Laboratories (ABT) revenue growth with Pharmaceuticals industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Abbott Laboratories reported a revenue growth of 2.2% year-over-year during 2016. The Pharmaceuticals industry growth was 7.7% year-over-year during 2016. Abbott Laboratories growth was slower than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis