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Pharmaceutical Companies

SIC 2834 | NAICS 325412

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing:
Brand Name Products  (view report)
Generic Products  (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 journal features news and information for drug manufacturers, with topics covered in each issue including operations, best practices, quality, compliance, data management, and technology, and special reports including the annual "State of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing" issue. Digital editions of the magazine are available free online with registration, with free digital subscription available upon request.

First Research

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Pharmaceutical Industry Profile

Annual publication provides an overview of the pharmaceutical industry, with topics addressed in the report including patient care and outcomes, impact on state and regional economies, drug pipeline, research and development process, prescription drug life cycle, sales by geographic area, and research and development expenditures by function and geographic area. Current profile can be downloaded and viewed free online.

IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics
Global Outlook for Medicines
Annual report provides historical and forecast pharmaceutical spending and growth rate statistics on a global and regional market basis, with key regional markets covered including the U.S., top five European markets (EU5 - Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom), Japan, China, and pharmerging (i.e., emerging market) countries. Current and prior reports can be downloaded and viewed free online with registration.

Pharma 2020
Annual series of reports examines major trends affecting the pharmaceutical marketplace and the challenges and opportunities that these trends present for drug manufacturers, with topics covered including increasing incidence of chronic disease, impact of healthcare policies, regulatory environment, and growing demand in emerging economies. Current and prior reports can be downloaded and viewed online with registration.

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 addressed in individual reports including specific products and geographic markets, contract manufacturing, industry participant performance, and merger and acquisition trends. Summary overview and extended table of contents for each report can be viewed free online.

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

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing  Search for "325412"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Print edition includes five years of historical data, with the most recent year's data broken down by sales and assets size range. Online reports also include a cash flow analysis and offer the option for additional breakdowns by region. Sample report can be viewed free online.

Compensation Surveys

ERI Economic Research Institute
Pharmaceuticals Salary Survey
Annual salary survey provides compensation data for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel employed by companies in this manufacturing sector on a national and regional level, with product categories covered in the survey including biological, medicinal, botanical, and pharmaceutical products. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are available free online.

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 earned (e.g., bachelor's, master's, PhD or PharmD), years of experience, nature of employer, geographic region, and company size, with statistical measures for compensation data including median and upper/lower quartiles. Current and prior year surveys and calculator are available free online.

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