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Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with devastating and rare diseases. The company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of biologic therapeutic products aimed at treating patients with severe and life-threatening disease states, including hematologic, kidney, and neurologic diseases, transplant rejection, cancer, and autoimmune disorders.
TypePublic
Founded1992
HQBoston, MA, US
Websitealexion.com
Employee Ratings3.9

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)3,082(+17%)
Job Openings162
Revenue (FY, 2020)$6.1 B(+22%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)$182.5
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Ludwig Hantson

Ludwig Hantson

CEO & Director
Tanisha Carino

Tanisha Carino

Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
John Orloff

John Orloff

Executive Vice President, Head of Research & Development
Indrani Franchini

Indrani Franchini

Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer
Paul Clancy

Paul Clancy

Executive Vice President, Senior Advisor
Brian Goff

Brian Goff

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial & Global Operations Officer
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Office Locations

Alexion Pharmaceuticals has offices in Boston, Washington, Frenchs Forest, Elsene and in 16 other locations
Boston, MA, US (HQ)
121 Seaport Blvd
Washington, DC, US
1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW #510
Frenchs Forest, AU
Suite 401, Level 4, Building A/20 Rodborough Rd
Elsene, BE
De Meeûssquare 37
São Paulo, BR
Av. Dr. Chucri Zaidan, 1240 - Chácara Santo Antônio (Zona Sul)
Vaughan, CA
300-3100 Rutherford Rd, Maple
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Financials and Metrics

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Revenue

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals's revenue was reported to be $6.07 b in FY, 2020 which is a 21.6% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2021)

1.6b

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

1.5b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

92.3%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

489.2m

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

636.2m

Market capitalization (23-Jul-2021)

40.3b

Closing stock price (23-Jul-2021)

182.5

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

3.4b

EV

39.6b
Alexion Pharmaceuticals's current market capitalization is $40.3 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

4.1b5.0b6.1b

Revenue growth, %

21%22%

Cost of goods sold

374.3m394.5m553.5m

Gross profit

3.8b4.6b5.5b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

1.1b1.2b1.3b1.4b1.4b1.6b1.6b

Cost of goods sold

85.8m99.2m95.2m111.7m144.9m144.7m125.4m

Gross profit

1.1b1.1b1.2b1.3b1.3b1.4b1.5b

Gross profit Margin, %

92%92%92%92%90%91%92%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

1.4b2.7b3.0b

Accounts Receivable

922.3m1.2b1.4b

Prepaid Expenses

426.4m456.1m648.6m

Inventories

472.5m627.6m775.7m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Cash

1.5b2.0b2.2b2.3b2.8b2.3b3.4b

Accounts Receivable

1.0b1.1b1.1b1.3b1.4b1.4b1.5b

Prepaid Expenses

497.0m460.7m432.5m575.4m566.2m604.8m706.4m

Inventories

482.2m494.6m576.7m586.8m577.7m729.0m803.9m
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

77.6m2.4b603.4m

Depreciation and Amortization

405.3m376.8m329.4m

Inventories

(14.7m)(156.9m)95.0m

Accounts Payable

(55.1m)230.7m122.5m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Net Income

587.9m1.0b1.5b557.6m(510.5m)67.6m489.2m

Depreciation and Amortization

97.2m193.7m286.2m89.3m1.8b254.3m75.6m

Inventories

(11.2m)(24.0m)(105.9m)37.3m(15.1m)(10.3m)(59.5m)

Accounts Payable

(8.2m)23.6m207.1m(68.2m)(88.5m)23.7m(118.4m)
USDFY, 2018

EV/EBIT

87.4 x

EV/CFO

55.3 x

Revenue/Employee

1.6m

Debt/Equity

0.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

1.5 x

P/E Ratio

278.2
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Operating Metrics

FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020FY, 2020Q1, 2021

Products

4444444555

Neurology Patients (US)

7881.89 k2.59 k

Facilities Leased, sq. ft.

453 k413 k413

Facilities Owned, sq. ft.

310 k240 k240 k
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.July 02, 2020$1.41 b
Achillion PharmaceuticalsJanuary 28, 2020
SyntimmuneNovember 02, 2018$1.2 b
Wilson TherapeuticsMay 25, 2018$855 m
Synageva BioPharma Corp.June 23, 2015$8.4 b
Enobia Pharma Corp.February 07, 2012$610 m
Taligen Therapeutics, Inc.January 31, 2011$111 m
Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Alexion 1609 Partners, LP
Alexion Bermuda Holding ULC
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Revenue Breakdown

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals revenue breakdown by business segment: 67.0% from SOLIRIS, 12.1% from STRENSIQ, 17.7% from ULTOMIRIS and 3.2% from Other

Alexion Pharmaceuticals revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 21.9% from Europe, 10.9% from Asia Pacific, 7.8% from Rest of World and 59.4% from United States

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

83/100

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Online and Social Media Presence

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals News and Updates

: AstraZeneca’s $39 billion takeover of U.S.-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals examined by U.K. regulator

The deal has already been approved by the U.S. and Canadian authorities.

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces an Investigation of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - ALXN

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a national securities firm headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is investigating Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Alexion" or the "Company") (ALXN)...

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Buyout

WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it is investigating Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Alexion”) (NASDAQ GS: ALXN) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to Alexion’s agreement to be acquired by…

Alexion Pharmaceuticals rejects Elliott push for "proactive sale"

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday its board of directors had unanimously decided against hedge fund Elliott Management's push for a "proactive sale" process, saying it would not be in the best interest of shareholders.

Shareholder Alert: Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP Investigates whether Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has obtained a Fair Price in its sale to Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP is investigating Achillion (NASDAQ:ACHN) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of the law in connection with the sale of Achillion to Alexion. Click here to learn how to join the action:...
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Blogs

Alexion to Present at the 9th Annual SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference

Dateline City: BOSTON BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alexion Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:ALXN) today announced that management will present at the SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference in New York, NY on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 at 9:30 a.…

Alexion Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results

Dateline City: BOSTON 4Q19 total revenues of $1,384.3 million, a 23 percent increase over 4Q18 4Q19 GAAP diluted EPS of $4.00; non-GAAP diluted EPS of $2.71 Received Japanese approval for SOL…

Alexion Completes Acquisition of Achillion

Dateline City: BOSTON – Acquisition adds two clinical-stage Factor D inhibitors to Alexion’s pipeline and provides promising development platform for additional complement-mediated diseases – …

UPDATED TIME: Alexion Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results Conference Call at 7:30am ET on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Dateline City: BOSTON BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXN) today announced that it has updated the time of its fourth quarter and full year 2019 earnings call on January 30, 2020 to 7:30 a.m. Eastern Ti…

Alexion to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Dateline City: BOSTON BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXN) today announced that the Company will report its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019 before the US f…

Alexion Announces Planned Initiation of Pivotal Phase 3 Study of ULTOMIRIS® (ravulizumab) in ALS

Dateline City: BOSTON - 50-week global study to enroll ~350 patients across broad ALS population - BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) today an…
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Alexion Pharmaceuticals founded?

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1992.

  • Who are Alexion Pharmaceuticals key executives?

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals's key executives are Ludwig Hantson, Tanisha Carino and John Orloff.

  • How many employees does Alexion Pharmaceuticals have?

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals has 3,082 employees.

  • What is Alexion Pharmaceuticals revenue?

    Latest Alexion Pharmaceuticals annual revenue is $6.1 b.

  • What is Alexion Pharmaceuticals revenue per employee?

    Latest Alexion Pharmaceuticals revenue per employee is $2 m.

  • Who are Alexion Pharmaceuticals competitors?

    Competitors of Alexion Pharmaceuticals include Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Amanta Healthcare and Deciphera Pharmaceuticals.

  • Where is Alexion Pharmaceuticals headquarters?

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals headquarters is located at 121 Seaport Blvd, Boston.

  • Where are Alexion Pharmaceuticals offices?

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals has offices in Boston, Washington, Frenchs Forest, Elsene and in 16 other locations.

  • How many offices does Alexion Pharmaceuticals have?

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals has 21 offices.