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Biotechnology Companies

SIC 2836 | NAICS 325414

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Biotechnology  (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

Biotechnology Industry Organization
Battelle Report

Biennial study examines current conditions and recent trends for the bioscience sector on a national and state-by-state basis, with topics covered including establishment and employment trends, research and development expenditures, NIH funding awards, venture capital investments, and bioscience-related patents. Individual state profiles can be viewed free online; full study is available for download online.

First Research

Biotechnology Product 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

Ernst & Young
Biotechnology Report
Annual E&Y publication analyzes key trends and developments for the biotechnology sector in the U.S. and other countries, with content sections including perspectives on various topics from industry experts, financial performance measures, capital financing activities, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, new product approvals, and drug pipeline status. Current and prior year reports can be downloaded and viewed online.

BioWorld Online
State of the Industry Report
Comprehensive research report provides in-depth analysis of the biotechnology sector, with topics covered in the report including key industry trends and developments, public offerings and other financing and capital sources, corporate deals, underwriter performance, stock performance, restructurings, and lawsuits. Table of contents, detailed list of tables, and selected excerpts from the report can be downloaded and viewed online.

S&P Capital IQ - McGraw Hill Financial
Standard & Poor's industry survey provides in-depth coverage for this market sector, with topics covered in the report including current business environment and outlook; industry profile, trends, and operations; how to analyze a company in this sector; key ratios and statistics; additional reference sources; and comparative company financial analysis. Table of contents, search inside feature, and sample report are available online.

Transparency Market Research
Market research studies provides in-depth analysis of this sector by market segment (e.g., biopharmacy, bioservices, bioagriculture, bioindustrial), with topics covered in each study including current market trends, market structure, market growth drivers, factors limiting market growth, and market projections for upcoming years. Summary descriptions are available free online, with detailed table of contents available upon request.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Biotechnology Companies  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

Biotechnology Product Manufacturing

Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

Compensation Surveys

Executive Compensation Report
Annual executive compensation report provides an in-depth look at salaries, bonuses, other short-term and long-term incentives, and total compensation for top-level executives (e.g., CEO, CFO, COO, R&D officers, business and corporate development officers, and legal officers) of publicly-traded biopharma companies. Detailed table of contents and selected excerpts from the report can be downloaded and viewed online.

ERI Economic Research Institute
Biotechnology Salary Survey
Annual salary survey provides compensation data from ERI AssessorĀ®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel employed in the medical, agricultural, and industrial biotechnology sectors, with survey results available on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are available free online.

Business Valuation Resources

Levin Associates
Biotechnology Sector - Health Care Merger & Acquisition Deals on Demand
Excel spreadsheet provides deal-level transaction data for publicly-announced mergers and acquisitions in this sector over a two-year period, with information provided in the spreadsheet including price paid, deal terms, target company revenue and income (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization), and price/revenue and price/EBITDA multiples. Sample excerpt from the spreadsheet can be viewed online.