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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)16.81bn
  • Net income in GBP2.14bn
  • Incorporated1992
  • Employees61.10k
  • Location
    AstraZeneca PLC1 Francis Crick AvenueCambridge Biomedical CampusCAMBRIDGE CB2 0AAUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 20 7304 5000
  • Fax+44 20 7604 8151
  • Websitehttps://www.astrazeneca.com/Home
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
AZN:LSE since
Daiichi Sankyo Co LtdRumoured31 Aug 201731 Aug 2017Rumoured23.51%--
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Jul 16 2018 09:35 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
(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)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Lonza Group AG5.11bn726.00m21.51bn14.62k27.973.45--4.2110.3310.3374.5783.830.4952----349,
Shire PLC11.60bn1.56bn39.67bn23.04k25.351.4111.773.421.713.6912.7230.760.22911.355.37503,542.403.075.933.436.9570.6574.6513.4019.320.65878.400.331211.8033.0327.34205.4718.0032.8414.56
AstraZeneca plc16.81bn2.14bn69.54bn61.10k32.517.1215.904.141.691.6713.267.710.3581.484.39275,059.704.354.386.206.0480.2980.8412.1510.560.5453.480.5767134.09-2.33-4.29-13.38-13.45-18.91-10.26
GlaxoSmithKline plc30.02bn2.11bn78.17bn98.46k36.78--18.502.600.42850.20816.11-0.01390.52041.684.87304,929.804.828.668.9513.7969.0868.609.2716.070.399812.760.8294100.648.242.69186.18-10.327.691.57
Sanofi SA35.43bn4.73bn89.82bn106.56k19.19--13.742.543.752.9528.14--------332,482.40--4.41--5.2067.9068.2013.3113.07--79.63--86.674.310.13713.400.38563.941.76
Novo Nordisk A/S110.17bn38.73bn605.80bn42.69k20.1517.5014.455.5015.7215.7244.7118.,618,452.0041.2538.6481.7867.6984.0584.1835.1532.270.7709--0.005148.75-0.07527.440.540512.2119.0116.87
Data as of Jul 16 2018. Currency figures normalised to AstraZeneca PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

20.84%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201751.44m4.06%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 01 Jun 201840.26m3.18%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 31 Dec 201738.60m3.05%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.as of 01 Jun 201827.02m2.13%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 01 Jun 201826.42m2.09%
Dodge & Coxas of 01 Jun 201820.43m1.61%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 01 Jun 201817.46m1.38%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 01 Jun 201814.87m1.17%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 01 Jun 201814.02m1.11%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 01 Jun 201813.45m1.06%
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