Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV)

Analysis of Profitability Ratios
Quarterly Data

Beginner level

Profitability Ratios (Summary)

AbbVie Inc., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

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Return on Sales
Gross profit margin 66.41% 68.74% 73.56% 77.43% 77.64% 77.32% 77.41% 77.07% 76.44% 75.22% 74.93% 75.18% 75.05% 76.85% 76.78% 76.81% 77.25%
Operating profit margin 24.81% 28.45% 30.17% 39.86% 39.03% 20.04% 21.85% 19.88% 19.49% 32.99% 32.84% 34.03% 33.99% 37.24% 36.74% 36.33% 36.60%
Net profit margin 10.08% 18.16% 19.20% 24.77% 23.69% 9.90% 12.62% 16.42% 17.36% 23.50% 20.84% 21.55% 18.82% 24.38% 24.77% 24.07% 23.22%
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) 35.30% 48.34% 47.30% 179.59% 104.16% 99.42% 110.08% 126.25% 128.41%
Return on assets (ROA) 3.07% 4.93% 4.65% 9.25% 8.84% 5.48% 7.21% 9.44% 9.58% 11.43% 10.46% 9.20% 7.50% 9.66% 9.87% 9.61% 9.01%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-06).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. AbbVie Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. AbbVie Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. AbbVie Inc.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. AbbVie Inc.’s ROE improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. AbbVie Inc.’s ROA improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Gross Profit Margin

AbbVie Inc., gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross margin 9,174  7,852  6,714  6,677  6,698  6,559  6,436  6,134  6,283  6,401  6,344  6,007  5,459  5,379  5,416  4,922  5,241  4,928  5,047  4,589 
Net revenues 13,858  12,902  10,425  8,619  8,704  8,479  8,255  7,828  8,305  8,236  8,278  7,934  7,739  6,995  6,944  6,538  6,796  6,432  6,452  5,958 
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1 66.41% 68.74% 73.56% 77.43% 77.64% 77.32% 77.41% 77.07% 76.44% 75.22% 74.93% 75.18% 75.05% 76.85% 76.78% 76.81% 77.25%
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories 50.49% 50.18% 50.97% 52.13% 52.46% 52.39% 52.17% 51.57% 51.32% 50.57% 50.38% 49.39% 47.75% 48.59% 49.21% 51.32% 54.09%
Amgen Inc. 74.59% 75.55% 77.15% 78.90% 80.38% 81.19% 81.23% 81.26% 81.80% 81.61% 81.78% 81.69% 81.33% 81.37% 81.26% 81.05% 80.99%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. 72.31% 71.18% 69.47% 68.02% 69.10% 69.90% 70.10% 70.86% 70.98% 70.37% 70.12% 69.62% 70.80% 71.92% 72.78% 74.19% 74.54%
Eli Lilly & Co. 77.66% 78.26% 78.67% 79.22% 78.85% 77.78% 76.67% 74.96% 73.81% 73.39% 72.92% 72.95% 73.46% 73.69% 73.89% 73.78% 73.35%
Gilead Sciences Inc. 78.72% 78.25% 79.06% 78.86% 79.27% 78.98% 78.02% 77.61% 79.21% 80.31% 81.82% 82.97% 84.51% 84.71% 85.95% 85.77% 86.36% 86.91% 86.69%
Illumina Inc. 68.01% 69.02% 70.34% 70.36% 69.63% 69.24% 68.84% 69.06% 69.01% 69.44% 68.85% 67.98% 66.35% 65.68% 66.26% 67.53% 69.48%
Johnson & Johnson 65.58% 65.68% 65.66% 66.15% 66.42% 66.49% 66.67% 66.80% 66.79% 66.36% 65.69% 66.22% 66.84% 68.20% 69.35% 69.88% 69.84%
Merck & Co. Inc. 67.74% 71.23% 70.06% 70.11% 69.87% 70.13% 69.89% 68.94% 68.06% 67.35% 67.81% 68.22% 68.16% 68.09% 67.92% 66.61% 65.10%
Pfizer Inc. 79.26% 79.86% 79.94% 79.94% 80.25% 79.85% 79.91% 79.36% 79.03% 78.58% 78.24% 78.48% 78.61% 78.66% 78.15% 77.28% 76.66%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 86.82% 87.98% 88.21% 89.72% 90.05% 91.14% 92.27% 92.79% 93.53% 93.36% 93.28% 92.95% 93.24% 93.37% 94.16% 94.53% 93.83%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 88.14% 88.01% 87.71% 87.24% 86.84% 86.60% 86.56% 86.74% 86.56% 86.88% 87.31% 87.59% 88.95% 89.04% 89.08% 89.76% 87.64%
Zoetis Inc. 69.18% 69.64% 69.73% 69.51% 68.18% 67.38% 66.92% 66.49% 67.19% 68.12% 68.04% 67.31% 66.55% 65.14% 64.91% 65.30% 65.92%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-06).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross marginQ4 2020 + Gross marginQ3 2020 + Gross marginQ2 2020 + Gross marginQ1 2020) ÷ (Net revenuesQ4 2020 + Net revenuesQ3 2020 + Net revenuesQ2 2020 + Net revenuesQ1 2020)
= 100 × (9,174 + 7,852 + 6,714 + 6,677) ÷ (13,858 + 12,902 + 10,425 + 8,619) = 66.41%

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Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. AbbVie Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Operating Profit Margin

AbbVie Inc., operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating earnings 3,753  3,255  752  3,603  3,956  2,617  3,400  3,010  (2,441) 3,159  2,762  2,903  1,794  2,705  2,674  2,419  2,358  2,361  2,387  2,278 
Net revenues 13,858  12,902  10,425  8,619  8,704  8,479  8,255  7,828  8,305  8,236  8,278  7,934  7,739  6,995  6,944  6,538  6,796  6,432  6,452  5,958 
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1 24.81% 28.45% 30.17% 39.86% 39.03% 20.04% 21.85% 19.88% 19.49% 32.99% 32.84% 34.03% 33.99% 37.24% 36.74% 36.33% 36.60%
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories 15.48% 13.39% 12.78% 14.18% 14.21% 13.74% 13.27% 12.31% 11.94% 10.45% 10.11% 8.92% 6.30% 7.89% 8.77% 11.03% 15.27%
Amgen Inc. 37.70% 38.59% 39.76% 41.89% 43.57% 44.83% 44.05% 44.53% 45.55% 45.82% 46.46% 46.07% 45.76% 46.66% 46.93% 45.68% 44.74%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. -21.60% 9.27% 11.67% 16.30% 22.62% 28.63% 28.59% 23.43% 22.69% 18.64% 15.93% 17.50% 17.39% 19.71% 21.73% 24.06% 23.83%
Eli Lilly & Co. 24.69% 23.55% 24.48% 25.64% 22.29% 20.00% 19.48% 12.50% 15.15% 12.34% 9.11% 14.88% 9.38% 12.43% 14.23% 12.92% 16.30%
Gilead Sciences Inc. 11.01% -4.40% 19.89% 19.38% 19.71% 38.44% 37.87% 37.83% 42.81% 46.25% 51.51% 55.04% 58.72% 58.71% 58.46% 58.87% 61.67% 63.83% 66.22%
Illumina Inc. 17.91% 22.08% 25.69% 27.28% 27.80% 26.42% 24.88% 25.58% 26.49% 28.25% 27.58% 26.29% 22.02% 20.01% 20.06% 21.35% 24.48%
Johnson & Johnson 23.60% 24.30% 24.64% 25.62% 24.15% 24.15% 22.63% 22.69% 24.27% 22.59% 23.05% 23.63% 24.07% 27.02% 28.55% 28.83% 28.72%
Merck & Co. Inc. 16.47% 26.87% 25.40% 25.49% 24.77% 25.56% 26.73% 24.38% 19.62% 17.84% 12.28% 13.57% 16.28% 9.92% 16.85% 14.45% 13.51%
Pfizer Inc. 19.47% 24.77% 23.75% 25.38% 25.46% 26.30% 27.50% 26.86% 26.10% 26.18% 26.00% 25.86% 25.92% 24.69% 23.57% 22.94% 22.73%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 42.09% 37.43% 34.64% 30.45% 28.10% 29.55% 29.58% 35.41% 37.77% 37.00% 36.89% 36.54% 35.41% 34.22% 32.29% 28.76% 27.38%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 46.03% 44.43% 38.67% 34.05% 28.77% 21.38% 25.48% 23.98% 20.84% 22.38% 3.87% -0.77% 4.95% 1.62% 16.16% 14.62% 0.58%
Zoetis Inc. 33.62% 33.87% 33.36% 32.72% 31.42% 31.01% 29.80% 30.05% 31.12% 33.00% 33.86% 33.02% 32.15% 29.43% 28.34% 28.55% 28.48%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-06).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating earningsQ4 2020 + Operating earningsQ3 2020 + Operating earningsQ2 2020 + Operating earningsQ1 2020) ÷ (Net revenuesQ4 2020 + Net revenuesQ3 2020 + Net revenuesQ2 2020 + Net revenuesQ1 2020)
= 100 × (3,753 + 3,255 + 752 + 3,603) ÷ (13,858 + 12,902 + 10,425 + 8,619) = 24.81%

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Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. AbbVie Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Net Profit Margin

AbbVie Inc., net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings (loss) attributable to AbbVie Inc. 36  2,308  (738) 3,010  2,801  1,884  741  2,456  (1,826) 2,747  1,983  2,783  52  1,631  1,915  1,711  1,391  1,598  1,610  1,354 
Net revenues 13,858  12,902  10,425  8,619  8,704  8,479  8,255  7,828  8,305  8,236  8,278  7,934  7,739  6,995  6,944  6,538  6,796  6,432  6,452  5,958 
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1 10.08% 18.16% 19.20% 24.77% 23.69% 9.90% 12.62% 16.42% 17.36% 23.50% 20.84% 21.55% 18.82% 24.38% 24.77% 24.07% 23.22%
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories 12.99% 10.50% 9.89% 11.15% 11.56% 10.50% 9.36% 8.53% 7.74% 2.91% 3.13% 1.67% 1.74% 8.37% 4.96% 6.74% 6.71%
Amgen Inc. 29.97% 30.91% 31.53% 33.64% 35.32% 36.14% 35.57% 35.93% 37.25% 9.96% 10.72% 10.11% 9.08% 37.36% 37.24% 36.12% 35.27%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. -21.20% -0.11% -1.61% 3.08% 13.15% 23.39% 26.00% 22.09% 21.81% 6.50% 1.74% 4.37% 4.85% 20.56% 22.66% 24.22% 22.94%
Eli Lilly & Co. 25.24% 24.01% 24.48% 23.97% 37.27% 35.10% 33.76% 26.12% 13.16% 1.85% -0.60% 4.82% -0.89% 9.90% 11.12% 10.13% 12.90%
Gilead Sciences Inc. 5.56% -1.18% 22.17% 24.35% 12.24% 27.14% 26.93% 25.16% 7.27% 9.69% 14.26% 18.03% 42.90% 43.55% 44.11% 45.07% 48.40% 51.16% 53.48%
Illumina Inc. 20.25% 19.70% 20.68% 26.49% 28.28% 28.13% 27.55% 25.05% 24.78% 21.09% 20.88% 19.31% 26.38% 30.14% 30.07% 30.52% 19.29%
Johnson & Johnson 17.82% 21.01% 18.86% 20.75% 18.42% 17.32% 20.08% 17.99% 18.75% 1.89% 1.70% 1.58% 1.70% 21.28% 22.52% 22.87% 23.01%
Merck & Co. Inc. 14.72% 24.33% 22.20% 21.10% 21.01% 20.26% 21.10% 19.50% 14.71% 8.02% 3.25% 3.88% 5.97% 7.15% 12.71% 10.88% 9.85%
Pfizer Inc. 22.95% 17.85% 28.80% 31.17% 31.45% 30.57% 23.58% 21.31% 20.79% 44.63% 42.35% 41.29% 40.55% 18.69% 15.90% 13.88% 13.66%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 41.35% 38.28% 37.30% 28.56% 26.91% 28.13% 28.59% 35.12% 36.42% 28.24% 25.65% 23.54% 20.41% 23.17% 22.05% 19.34% 18.42%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 43.70% 44.91% 38.51% 31.35% 28.27% 59.23% 64.13% 66.01% 68.80% 22.87% 15.84% 9.36% 10.59% 8.53% 12.19% 8.78% -6.58%
Zoetis Inc. 24.54% 25.42% 25.50% 25.41% 23.96% 23.76% 22.74% 23.47% 24.52% 20.35% 19.95% 17.97% 16.28% 18.29% 17.50% 17.25% 16.80%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-06).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net earnings (loss) attributable to AbbVie Inc.Q4 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to AbbVie Inc.Q3 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to AbbVie Inc.Q2 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to AbbVie Inc.Q1 2020) ÷ (Net revenuesQ4 2020 + Net revenuesQ3 2020 + Net revenuesQ2 2020 + Net revenuesQ1 2020)
= 100 × (36 + 2,308 + -738 + 3,010) ÷ (13,858 + 12,902 + 10,425 + 8,619) = 10.08%

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Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. AbbVie Inc.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Return on Equity (ROE)

AbbVie Inc., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

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Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings (loss) attributable to AbbVie Inc. 36  2,308  (738) 3,010  2,801  1,884  741  2,456  (1,826) 2,747  1,983  2,783  52  1,631  1,915  1,711  1,391  1,598  1,610  1,354 
Stockholders’ equity (deficit) 13,076  15,270  14,708  (7,415) (8,172) (8,226) (8,566) (7,826) (8,446) (2,921) (3,375) 3,553  5,097  6,687  6,009  4,998  4,636  6,469  5,640  4,643 
Profitability Ratio
ROE1 35.30% 48.34% 47.30% 179.59% 104.16% 99.42% 110.08% 126.25% 128.41%
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories 13.71% 10.78% 10.17% 11.84% 11.86% 10.35% 9.14% 8.48% 7.76% 2.89% 3.03% 1.52% 1.54% 6.57% 3.71% 4.79% 6.82%
Amgen Inc. 77.20% 67.09% 68.48% 80.92% 81.07% 73.83% 73.73% 74.55% 67.15% 15.35% 15.86% 14.21% 7.84% 25.37% 25.77% 25.76% 25.85%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. -23.84% -0.09% -1.15% 1.91% 6.66% 32.04% 38.65% 33.80% 35.07% 10.50% 3.05% 7.18% 8.58% 28.61% 31.20% 33.55% 27.55%
Eli Lilly & Co. 109.79% 115.45% 137.26% 179.72% 319.09% 234.97% 282.08% 252.24% 32.88% 3.44% -1.24% 7.74% -1.76% 14.94% 17.35% 15.58% 19.54%
Gilead Sciences Inc. 7.27% -1.43% 22.49% 23.91% 13.07% 26.33% 26.84% 25.51% 6.94% 10.19% 16.82% 22.64% 46.69% 53.86% 61.82% 71.48% 89.38% 105.21% 129.43%
Illumina Inc. 13.98% 13.57% 15.19% 20.32% 21.72% 21.92% 21.65% 21.36% 21.98% 19.53% 19.90% 18.85% 26.41% 27.38% 27.54% 29.01% 21.06%
Johnson & Johnson 23.25% 26.35% 24.11% 28.01% 25.42% 24.31% 26.87% 24.90% 25.60% 2.39% 2.18% 1.97% 2.16% 21.39% 22.71% 23.46% 23.49%
Merck & Co. Inc. 27.91% 39.47% 37.91% 38.72% 37.99% 34.70% 33.88% 30.50% 23.30% 10.32% 4.12% 4.69% 6.97% 7.44% 12.89% 10.91% 9.78%
Pfizer Inc. 15.21% 13.31% 22.02% 24.28% 25.77% 24.91% 21.24% 19.52% 17.59% 33.40% 32.31% 29.72% 29.88% 16.14% 14.26% 12.49% 12.12%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 31.86% 31.17% 32.94% 18.79% 19.08% 20.41% 21.21% 25.70% 27.91% 22.85% 22.14% 21.74% 19.51% 21.12% 20.91% 19.79% 20.13%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 31.22% 33.08% 27.67% 23.38% 19.34% 40.81% 43.70% 45.63% 47.28% 22.27% 15.46% 9.41% 12.99% 10.93% 15.55% 11.82% -9.69%
Zoetis Inc. 43.46% 46.17% 54.23% 58.52% 55.39% 54.56% 57.03% 59.91% 65.35% 54.96% 56.60% 49.90% 48.81% 47.11% 51.20% 53.14% 55.21%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-06).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net earnings (loss) attributable to AbbVie Inc.Q4 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to AbbVie Inc.Q3 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to AbbVie Inc.Q2 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to AbbVie Inc.Q1 2020) ÷ Stockholders’ equity (deficit)
= 100 × (36 + 2,308 + -738 + 3,010) ÷ 13,076 = 35.30%

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Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. AbbVie Inc.’s ROE improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Return on Assets (ROA)

AbbVie Inc., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings (loss) attributable to AbbVie Inc. 36  2,308  (738) 3,010  2,801  1,884  741  2,456  (1,826) 2,747  1,983  2,783  52  1,631  1,915  1,711  1,391  1,598  1,610  1,354 
Total assets 150,565  149,621  149,530  91,199  89,115  59,441  57,142  56,769  59,352  66,164  61,641  69,342  70,786  68,840  66,994  65,664  66,099  66,626  67,211  53,720 
Profitability Ratio
ROA1 3.07% 4.93% 4.65% 9.25% 8.84% 5.48% 7.21% 9.44% 9.58% 11.43% 10.46% 9.20% 7.50% 9.66% 9.87% 9.61% 9.01%
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories 6.20% 4.90% 4.52% 5.36% 5.43% 4.80% 4.23% 3.88% 3.53% 1.24% 1.35% 0.67% 0.63% 2.91% 1.65% 2.12% 2.66%
Amgen Inc. 11.54% 11.37% 11.23% 12.45% 13.13% 13.55% 13.40% 12.62% 12.64% 3.27% 3.49% 3.12% 2.48% 10.18% 10.27% 10.14% 9.95%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. -7.61% -0.04% -0.44% 0.74% 2.65% 9.85% 11.24% 14.77% 14.06% 4.24% 1.15% 2.78% 3.00% 12.45% 13.73% 14.68% 13.22%
Eli Lilly & Co. 13.28% 12.68% 13.39% 13.46% 21.17% 20.97% 20.28% 16.46% 7.36% 1.01% -0.34% 2.53% -0.45% 5.17% 5.98% 5.81% 7.05%
Gilead Sciences Inc. 2.08% -0.46% 8.31% 8.74% 4.55% 9.42% 9.38% 8.57% 2.47% 3.38% 5.30% 6.58% 17.94% 20.27% 21.90% 23.70% 26.63% 32.71% 36.30%
Illumina Inc. 8.65% 8.62% 9.56% 12.97% 13.70% 13.73% 13.45% 11.52% 11.87% 10.12% 11.08% 10.23% 13.81% 15.49% 15.39% 16.10% 10.81%
Johnson & Johnson 8.41% 9.95% 9.59% 11.07% 9.59% 9.10% 10.53% 9.78% 10.00% 0.99% 0.88% 0.79% 0.83% 10.17% 10.69% 11.39% 11.71%
Merck & Co. Inc. 7.72% 12.83% 11.56% 11.95% 11.66% 11.18% 11.15% 10.20% 7.53% 3.93% 1.58% 1.84% 2.72% 3.11% 5.48% 4.50% 4.11%
Pfizer Inc. 6.23% 4.85% 7.96% 9.49% 9.72% 9.51% 8.10% 7.38% 7.00% 14.19% 13.67% 13.21% 12.40% 5.70% 4.94% 4.32% 4.20%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 20.47% 19.62% 20.68% 14.46% 14.29% 15.38% 15.71% 18.88% 20.83% 16.64% 15.99% 15.23% 13.67% 14.69% 14.24% 12.32% 12.84%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 23.07% 23.81% 20.37% 16.99% 14.15% 28.53% 31.50% 32.94% 33.57% 14.00% 9.58% 5.72% 7.43% 6.12% 7.91% 6.02% -3.87%
Zoetis Inc. 12.04% 12.12% 12.37% 13.97% 12.99% 12.96% 12.52% 12.75% 13.25% 11.13% 12.96% 11.25% 10.06% 10.09% 11.25% 11.18% 10.73%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-06).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net earnings (loss) attributable to AbbVie Inc.Q4 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to AbbVie Inc.Q3 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to AbbVie Inc.Q2 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to AbbVie Inc.Q1 2020) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × (36 + 2,308 + -738 + 3,010) ÷ 150,565 = 3.07%

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Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. AbbVie Inc.’s ROA improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.