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About the company

AstraZeneca PLC (AstraZeneca) is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on discovery and development of products, which are then manufactured, marketed and sold. The Company focuses on three main therapy areas: Oncology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease (CVMD) and Respiratory, while selectively pursuing therapies in Autoimmunity, Infection and Neuroscience. In CVMD, it is expanding its portfolio into the cardiovascular-renal area with late-stage assets, such as ZS-9 and roxadustat, as well as investing to explore the benefits of its SGLT2 and GLP-1 franchises in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart failure (HF). The Company has approximately 40 projects in Phase I, including 29 new molecular entities (NMEs), and 11 oncology combination projects. It has approximately 40 projects in Phase II, including 25 NMEs; four significant additional indications for projects that have reached phase II, and seven oncology combination projects.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)16.99bn
  • Net income in GBP1.94bn
  • Incorporated1992
  • Employees61.10k
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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
(5 yr avg)
Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
Revenue
(YOY change %)
Revenue
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
Lonza Group AG4.67bn714.59m17.42bn14.88k24.573.42--3.7311.9411.9478.0985.890.4968----400,944.007.634.499.335.6936.4430.8315.368.04--10.730.39745.2023.555.40141.2033.077.796.67
Shire PLC12.44bn1.92bn41.42bn23.04k21.561.4010.813.332.104.1713.5832.290.23931.355.19539,710.203.675.934.186.9570.3174.6515.3319.320.517.800.291611.8033.0327.34205.4718.0032.8414.56
Novo Nordisk A/S13.25bn4.62bn70.20bn43.16k19.3715.3714.035.3015.7415.7445.1519.851.101.136.162,616,480.0038.4338.6472.9567.6983.9684.1834.8732.270.7732--0.00748.75-0.07527.440.540512.2119.0116.87
GlaxoSmithKline plc30.26bn2.94bn72.81bn98.46k24.7216.2620.682.410.59380.37346.120.90230.51561.654.39307,357.205.908.6610.0713.7968.8168.6011.4416.070.632212.490.8816100.648.242.69186.18-10.327.691.57
AstraZeneca plc16.99bn1.94bn76.30bn61.10k39.3416.1417.424.491.531.5113.403.730.34041.424.27278,070.603.704.385.026.0479.5280.8410.8710.560.66113.370.607134.09-2.33-4.29-13.38-13.45-18.91-10.26
Sanofi SA31.75bn3.62bn87.12bn106.56k24.16--16.452.743.203.3328.19--------331,590.90--4.17--4.9267.7868.2011.0912.36--38.55--91.794.360.1464-14.15-5.053.941.76
Data as of Dec 18 2018. Currency figures normalised to AstraZeneca PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

22.08%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201751.44m4.06%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 16 Jul 201845.03m3.55%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 01 Nov 201838.81m3.06%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.as of 01 Nov 201828.31m2.24%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 01 Nov 201826.97m2.13%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 01 Nov 201823.80m1.88%
Dodge & Coxas of 01 Nov 201819.99m1.58%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 01 Nov 201818.51m1.46%
Franklin Advisers, Inc.as of 01 Nov 201813.56m1.07%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.as of 01 Nov 201813.32m1.05%
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Data from 31 Dec 2017 - 30 Sep 2018Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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