Biogen Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers therapies for the treatment of neurological and autoimmune diseases worldwide. The company offers TECFIDERA, AVONEX, PLEGRIDY, TYSABRI, ZINBRYTA, and FAMPYRA to treat multiple sclerosis (MS); FUMADERM for the treatment of plaque psoriasis; and SPINRAZA to treat spinal muscular atrophy. It also provides BENEPALI, an etanercept biosimilar referencing ENBREL; FLIXABI, an infliximab biosimilar referencing REMICADE; RITUXAN for the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and other conditions; GAZYVA to treat CLL and follicular lymphoma; and other potential anti-CD20 therapies. The company's Phase III clinical trial products comprise GAZYVA for the treatment of front-line indolent non-hodgkin's lymphoma; and Aducanumab and E2609 for Alzheimer's disease. Its Phase II clinical trial products include BIIB074 for trigeminal neuralgia, lumbosacral radiculopathy, and erythromelalgia; BAN2401 for Alzheimer's disease; Opicinumab (anti-LINGO-1) for MS; TYSABRI for acute ischemic stroke; rAAV-XLRS for X-linked juvenile retinoschisis; BG00011 (STX-100) for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; and Dapirolizumab pegol and BIIB059 (Anti-BDCA02) for lupus. The company's Phase I clinical trial products comprise BIIB061 for MS; BIIB054 for Parkinson's disease; BIIB067 (IONIS-SOD1Rx) for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; and BIIB068 (BTK Inhibitor) for autoimmune disease. It has collaboration agreements with AbbVie, Inc.; Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation; Eisai Co., Ltd.; Genentech, Inc.; Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Samsung Bioepis; and University of Pennsylvania. Biogen Inc. offers products through its sales force and marketing groups. The company was formerly known as Biogen Idec Inc. and changed its name to Biogen Inc. in March 2015. Biogen Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Business Analysis of Biogen
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Here is the performance snapshot of Biogen with an interactive chart.
- Revenue Growth: Biogen reported a revenue growth of 6.4% year-on-year during 2016. Biotechnology Industry grew at 7.0% in the same period
- COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Biogen spent 12.9% 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, Biogen spent 17.2% 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, Biogen spent 17.0% 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, Biogen spent 8.7% 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, Biogen invested 2.4% 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, Biogen invested 15.2% 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, Biogen invested 21.9% 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, Biogen invested 65.3% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Biotechnology industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 96.4%
- Net Margins: Biogen Net Margins in the year 2016 were 32.3%. Biotechnology industry average Net Margins in the same period were 26.6%
Sector and Industry Association of Biogen
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Biogen 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 Biogen
With $11.4 billion revenues, Biogen ranked number 4 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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