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Pharmaceutical Companies

SIC 2834 | NAICS 325412

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Brand Name Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing  (view report)
Generic Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Penton Media, Inc.
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Monthly trade publication features news and information for drug manufacturers, with topics covered in each issue including business operations, drug development, plant floor practices, quality and risk management, compliance, and supply chain optimization, and special features including the annual "State of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing" issue. Digital editions are available online with registration.

First Research
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

First Research profiles provide analysis, statistics, and forecasts for a wide range of industries, with content sections including industry overview, recent developments, issues and challenges, business trends and opportunities, leading companies, executive insights, financial benchmarking information, and 5-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated monthly; sample report is available online.

Pharmaceutical Industry Profile  Select "Report" from "View All Content Types" drop-down menu

Industry profile provides an overview of the pharmaceutical industry, with topics covered in individual chapters including improving lives of patients, improving health outcomes and driving value in health care, impact on the economy and biomedical ecosystem, research and clinical trials, and examining the promise of the drug pipeline. Current and prior reports are available for downloading free online.

Healthcare Distribution Alliance
HDA Factbook: The Facts, Figures, and Trends In Healthcare

Pharmaceutical companies section of this report ranks the top 20 drug manufacturers by net sales, prescriptions dispensed, and total unbranded generic prescriptions dispensed; top 20 brand name products by U.S. prescriptions; top 15 manufacturers by promotional spending; top 20 unbranded generic product manufacturers by revenue; and top 10 biologic manufacturers by annual revenue.

Global Outlook for Medicines

Annual report provides historical and forecast pharmaceutical spending and growth rate statistics on a global and regional market basis, with regional markets covered including the U.S., top 5 European countries (EU5 - Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and UK), and pharmerging markets (e.g., Argentina, China, India, Pakistan, Russia, and South Africa). Current and prior year reports are available online.

Pharma 2020

Series of reports examines major trends in the pharmaceutical marketplace and the challenges and opportunities that these trends present for drug manufacturers, with topics addressed in the reports including increasing incidence of chronic disease, impact of healthcare policies and payer practices, managing drug development risks vs. potential value, and growing demand in emerging economies.

Frost & Sullivan

Extensive selection of market research reports provides in-depth coverage, analysis, and forecasts for this product sector on a global basis, with topics covered in these publications including specific products and geographic markets, contract manufacturing organizations, product innovations, new and emerging technologies, regulatory landscape, and merger and acquisition activities and trends.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers  Search for "3254" to see reports for specific types of products
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Financial information section of this profile includes income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios by company size range based on annual sales for companies that manufacture brand name and generic prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, biological (cell-based) drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients, in vitro diagnostic substances, and nutritional supplements.

Compensation Surveys

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
AAPS Salary Survey and Calculator

Annual salary survey and online salary calculator provide base salary and total compensation data for AAPS members by highest degree attained (e.g., bachelor's, master's, PhD or PharmD), years in field, academic rank, nature of current employer, geographic region, and company size  for large pharma companies. Current and prior year surveys and salary calculator are available free online.

ERI Economic Research Institute
Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Salary Survey

Annual salary survey provides base salary, incentive or variable pay, and total cash compensation data for personnel employed by firms that manufacture biological and medicinal products, process botanical herbs and drugs, isolate active medicinal principals from botanical herbs and drugs, and manufacture prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs for internal and external use.


Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions such as research scientist, process engineer, validation engineer, quality control technician, and sales representative, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.,
Eli Lily and Company, Merck & Co., Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Plc, Pfizer Inc., and Johnson & Johnson.

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