AbbVie Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products worldwide. The company offers HUMIRA, a biologic therapy administered as a subcutaneous injection to treat autoimmune diseases; IMBRUVICA, an oral therapy for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia; and VIEKIRA PAK, an interferon-free therapy, with or without ribavirin, for the treatment of adults with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C. It also provides Kaletra, an anti- human immunodeficiency virus(HIV)-1 medicine used with other anti-HIV-1 medications as a treatment that maintains viral suppression in HIV-1 patients; Norvir, a protease inhibitor indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents to treat HIV-1; and Synagis to prevent RSV infection at-risk infants. In addition, the company offers AndroGel, a testosterone replacement therapy for males diagnosed with symptomatic low testosterone; Creon, a pancreatic enzyme therapy for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency; Synthroid to treat hypothyroidism; and Lupron, a product for the palliative treatment of prostate cancer, endometriosis, and central precocious puberty, as well as for the treatment of patients with anemia. Further, it provides Duopa and Duodopa, a levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel to treat Parkinson's disease; Sevoflurane, an anesthesia product for human use; and ZINBRYTA, a subcutaneous treatment for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. The company sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, government agencies, health care facilities, specialty pharmacies, and independent retailers from its distribution centers and public warehouses. AbbVie Inc. has collaboration agreements with C2N Diagnostics; Calico Life Sciences LLC; Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; M2Gen; and Principia Biopharma Inc. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in North Chicago, Illinois.
Business Analysis of Abbvie
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 Abbvie 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 Abbvie 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 Abbvie with an interactive chart.
- Revenue Growth: Abbvie reported a revenue growth of 12.2% year-on-year during 2016. Biotechnology Industry grew at 7.0% in the same period
- COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbvie spent 22.8% of its total revenues on COGS. Biotechnology industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 15.0%
- R&D share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbvie spent 17.0% of its total revenues on R&D. Biotechnology industry average R&D spending in the same period was 23.7%
- SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbvie spent 22.8% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Biotechnology industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 20.7%
- Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbvie spent 5.6% of its total revenues on Inventories. Biotechnology industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 7.5%
- Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbvie invested 36.6% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Biotechnology industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 11.8%
- Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbvie invested 18.6% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Biotechnology industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 16.6%
- PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbvie invested 10.2% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Biotechnology industry average PPE investment in the same period was 17.0%
- Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Abbvie invested 172.8% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Biotechnology industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 96.4%
- Net Margins: Abbvie Net Margins in the year 2016 were 23.2%. Biotechnology industry average Net Margins in the same period were 26.6%
Sector and Industry Association of Abbvie
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Abbvie is associated with Healthcare Sector Group, Life Sciences Sector, and Biotechnology 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 Abbvie
With $25.6 billion revenues, Abbvie ranked number 2 of all the companies in the US Biotechnology industry. There were a total of 45 public companies in the US Biotechnology industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.
The top-10 companies in the US Biotechnology industry by revenues during 2016 were:
Business Model Analysis (BMA) Framework
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