Fierce Pharma Names Top 15 Pharma Companies By 2014 Revenue
Thursday, March 19, 2015
When Fierce Pharma released their list of top 15 pharma companies by 2014 revenue, it was no surprise that Virginia Bio members made the list; nine in total. The companies included Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Sanofi, Merck, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Amgen, Eli Lilly and for the first time, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in 11th place.
The list contained some surprise changes in rankings from several regularly appearing companies. Another change came at 10th place with the first appearance of any biotech company, Gilead Sciences.
Fierce Pharma gathered revenue numbers from annual reports and securities filings, and converted euros and Swiss francs to dollars using average annual exchange rates as calculated by the IRS. GlaxoSmithKline provides its own pounds-to-dollars translation.
The full list can be found at the Fierce Pharma website.