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About the company

AstraZeneca PLC (AstraZeneca) is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in various therapy areas, including respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune disease (RIA), cardiovascular and metabolic disease (CVMD) and oncology, as well as in infection, neuroscience and gastrointestinal areas. The Company has its operations in over 100 countries. The Company's pipeline includes over 150 projects of which approximately 125 are in the clinical phase of development. The Company is developing a Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR-9) receptor agonist aimed at producing long-term benefit in asthma by addressing imbalances in the immune system. AstraZeneca offers various products, including Accolate, Rhinocort, Bricanyl Turbuhaler, Rhinocort, Symbicort pMDI, Crestor, Seloken/Toprol-XL, Brilinta/Brilique (ticagrelor), Bydureon, Xigduo XR, Kombiglyze XR and metformin XR, among others.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)19.64bn
  • Net income in GBP1.81bn
  • Incorporated1992
  • Employees61.50k
  • Location
    AstraZeneca PLC- Legal Department, 2 Kingdom StreetLONDON W2 6BDUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 20 7304 5000Fax+44 20 7604 8151
  • Websitehttp://www.astrazeneca.com/
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
AZN:LSE since
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd-Respiratory BusinessDeal completed16 Dec 201516 Dec 2015Deal completed12.78%575.00m
Acerta Pharma BVDeal completed14 Dec 201514 Dec 2015Deal completed14.36%4.00bn
ZS Pharma IncDeal completed06 Nov 201506 Nov 2015Deal completed16.60%2.69bn
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Oct 21 2016 17:11 BST.

Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
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Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
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(YOY change %)
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Actelion Ltd2.21bn625.14m16.51bn2.50k26.7811.9723.227.465.725.7220.2012.801.072.155.09--30.1012.8641.3417.0291.4889.3328.1518.801.99--0.0036.584.451.18-7.067.16-20.3713.40
Shire PLC6.13bn1.03bn46.39bn5.55k29.981.9225.297.571.711.399.9626.790.17120.47894.281,104,885.002.8716.513.2921.9279.4985.5016.7629.440.56312.680.44677.776.5513.08-59.2617.86-19.0215.17
AstraZeneca plc19.64bn1.81bn63.13bn61.50k34.825.7117.423.211.431.4315.538.730.40241.863.93319,390.803.638.194.9811.4582.1780.709.0316.480.76024.610.533278.91-6.93-5.78129.12-18.905.031.89
GlaxoSmithKline plc25.17bn31.00m81.21bn101.19k3,160.34141.3744.453.230.00530.00535.170.11780.4491.634.51248,774.600.140912.630.218119.4066.6569.950.313821.150.62887.760.822575.353.99-3.37205.5938.813.064.24
Sanofi SA34.12bn4.15bn89.47bn115.63k21.851.6514.622.623.183.2226.1542.110.34631.494.53295,033.304.164.564.965.3068.8768.4012.0013.161.0032.420.241878.898.940.48023.23-4.2010.773.23
Novo Nordisk A/S110.34bn36.06bn559.90bn42.27k19.6916.9714.345.0714.1314.1343.2116.391.301.267.362,715,168.0042.5335.2980.6355.7484.8383.2432.6829.450.938916.490.009446.7521.5312.1731.6419.3410.4526.19
Data as of Oct 21 2016. Currency figures normalised to AstraZeneca PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

0.00%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 31 Jan 201653.17m4.20%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 01 Sep 201638.41m3.04%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.as of 01 Sep 201636.04m2.85%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 01 Sep 201630.50m2.41%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 01 Sep 201623.80m1.88%
Woodford Investment Management LLPas of 01 Sep 201622.27m1.76%
BlackRock Advisors LLCas of 01 Sep 201621.46m1.70%
Invesco Asset Management Ltd.as of 01 Sep 201621.26m1.68%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 01 Sep 201618.85m1.49%
State Street Global Advisors Ltd.as of 01 Sep 201617.54m1.39%
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Data from 31 Dec 2015 - 13 Oct 2016Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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