Shire PLC is a specialty biopharmaceutical company. They have a global sales and marketing infrastructure with a broad portfolio of products and direct marketing capability in the US, Canada, UK, Republic of Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

At Shire, we enable people with life altering conditions to lead better lives. We focus on developing and delivering innovative treatments for patients with rare diseases and other specialty conditions. 

To realize our aspiration to become a leading global biotech, our efforts are concentrated on four key strategic drivers: growth, innovation, efficiency, and people. Our priorities are to drive optimal performance of our existing products, increase patient access to these medicines, and to build our pipeline through research and development and partnerships in order to deliver new medicines to patients.
Company Growth (employees)
Jersey, JE
Size (employees)
23,906 (est)
Shire was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Jersey, JE

Key People at Shire

Graham Hetherington

Graham Hetherington

Chief Financial Officer
William Burns

William Burns

Non-Executive Director
Susan Kilsby

Susan Kilsby

Non-Executive Director
Steven Gillis

Steven Gillis

Non-Executive Director
David Kappler

David Kappler

Deputy Chairman

Shire Office Locations

Shire has offices in Jersey, Dublin, Lexington, Zug and in 37 other locations
Jersey, JE (HQ)
No. 99854, 22 Grenville Street, St Helier
Singapore, SG
3 Science Park Drive, #02 02/03 The Franklin, Singapore Science Park 1
Mexico City, MX
Av. Paseo De Los Tamarindos 90, Torre 1, Piso 7, Col. Bosques De Las Lomas, Del. Cuajimalpa
Tokyo, JP
Shinjuku Front Tower, 29th Floor, 2 21 1 Kita Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ku
Berlin, DE
Friedrichstraße 149
Boulogne Billancourt, FR
88, Rue Du Dôme
São Paulo, BR
Av. Das Nações Unidas, 14.171, 5o Andar
Saint Laurent, CA
2250 Alfred Nobel Blvd, Suite 500
Zug, CH
Zählerweg 10
Lexington, US
300 Shire Way
Dublin, IE
5 Riverwalk

Shire Data and Metrics

Shire Financial Metrics

Shire's revenue was reported to be $11.4 b in 2016 which is a 78% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (Y, 2016)

11.4 b

Revenue growth (Y, 2015 - Y, 2016), %


Gross profit (Y, 2016)

7.6 b

Gross profit margin (Y, 2016), %


Net income (Y, 2016)

327.4 m

EBIT (Y, 2016)

962.9 m

Market capitalization (27-Jun-2017)

51.2 b

Closing share price (27-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

528.8 m
Shire's current market capitalization is $51.2 b.
GBPFY, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2016


122.3 m6 b6.4 b11.4 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

979.3 m969 m3.8 b

Gross profit

5 b5.4 b7.6 b

Gross profit Margin, %


R&D expense

1.1 b1.6 b1.4 b

General and administrative expense

1.8 b1.8 b3 b

Operating expense total

4.3 b5 b10.4 b


1.7 b1.4 b962.9 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

30.8 m41.6 m469.6 m

Interest income

24.7 m4.2 m18.4 m

Pre tax profit

626 k3.3 b1.4 b486.1 m

Income tax expense

(56.1 m)(46.1 m)126.1 m

Net Income

1.6 m3.4 b1.3 b327.4 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


528.8 m

Accounts Receivable

2.6 b


455.3 m544.8 m635.4 m3.6 b

Current Assets

156.6 m151.6 m158.9 m7.5 b


37 m26.9 m22.9 m


225 k166 k107 k17.9 b

Total Assets

193.9 m178.7 m181.9 m67 b

Accounts Payable

1.8 m424 k486 k4.3 b

Total Debt

1.6 b

Current Liabilities

23.6 m13 m12.1 m7.7 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

4.2 b4.3 b4.5 b24.7 b

Retained Earnings

1.6 m(2.9 m)2.9 m5.9 b

Total Equity

167 m165.4 m169.8 m28.9 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

9.3 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

8.7 x

Financial Leverage

1.2 x1.1 x1.1 x2.3 x
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

665.1 m3.4 b1.3 b327.4 m

Depreciation and Amortization

324.4 m407.3 m637.2 m1.5 b

Accounts Receivable

(210 m)(700 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

2.7 b

Purchases of PP&E

(157 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(360.9 m)(4 b)(5.6 b)(18.1 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

15.8 b

Interest Paid

(29.9 m)(14.5 m)(20 m)(284 m)

Income Taxes Paid

947 k2.9 m(2.6 m)
Y, 2016

Financial Leverage

2.3 x

Shire Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Projects in R&D Pipeline


Phase III Trials


Shire Market Value History

Shire Revenue Breakdown

Shire's employees are reported to be approximately 52% female and 48% male.

Shire Median Salaries

Source: 25 public H-1B filings from Shire

Shire Online and Social Media Presence

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Shire Company Life and Culture

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