Although some of the companies are multi-divisional, another key differentiator is the extraction and analysis of data for the pharmaceutical segment only. This product is unique because it analyses the individual cost components of each company over time and generates pharma industry weighted averages, allowing peer and industry comparisons to be made. It also generates individual company and industry-wide underlying operating profit (EBIT), both pre-R&D and post R&D.
Historically, data from over 100 companies has been accumulated, but industry consolidation means that just 40 are included currently, which command an estimated 76% of the global drug industry. The main exceptions are the Chinese companies where insufficient data are available on a consistent basis.
Current companies included in dataset: