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/Management at Shire

Flemming Ornskov

Flemming Ornskov

Chief Executive Officer
Bill Mordan

Bill Mordan

General Counsel and Company Secretary
Joanne Cordeiro

Joanne Cordeiro

Chief Human Resources Officer
Perry Sternberg

Perry Sternberg

Head of US Commercial
Kim Stratton

Kim Stratton

Head of International Commercial
BSCHE Matt Walker

BSCHE Matt Walker

Head of Technical Operations

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
São Paulo, BR
Av. das Nações Unidas, 14.171, 5o andar
Saint-Laurent, CA
2250 Alfred-Nobel Blvd, Suite 500
Dublin, IE
5 Riverwalk
Zug, CH
Zählerweg 10
Lexington, US
300 Shire Way
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Shire Financials and Metrics

Shire Financials

Shire's revenue was reported to be £47.6 m in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

3.6 b

Gross profit (Q1, 2017)

2.2 b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2017), %


Net income (Q1, 2017)

375 m

Market capitalization (27-Oct-2017)

42.4 b

Closing share price (27-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Mar-2017)

369 m
Shire's current market capitalization is $42.4 b.
GBPFY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


108 m98.3 m114 m111.4 m103.4 m109.3 m120.6 m122.3 m67.1 m58.2 m47.6 m

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

159.8 m95.1 m100.7 m104.7 m106.5 m113.1 m120.3 m123.2 m70.1 m55.9 m46.4 m


32.9 m40.9 m34.4 m(1.1 m)(1.5 m)3 m1.7 m(433 k)3.7 m1.8 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


1.6 b1.7 b1.7 b2.4 b3.5 b3.6 b

Cost of goods sold

228 m262.7 m248.6 m778.1 m1.7 b1.3 b

Gross profit

1.3 b1.4 b1.5 b1.7 b1.7 b2.2 b

Gross profit Margin, %

GBPFY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


4 k528.8 m

Accounts Receivable

2.6 b


455.3 m544.8 m635.4 m3.6 b

Current Assets

51.1 m75.3 m116.7 m143.6 m148.2 m145.6 m148.6 m156.6 m151.6 m158.9 m7.5 b
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


153.6 m467.7 m74.3 m64 m44.9 m69 m693.4 m728.6 m369 m

Accounts Receivable

1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.3 b1.3 b2.4 b2.6 b2.6 b


585 m548.9 m588.7 m632.8 m608.9 m680 m5.8 b4.9 b3.3 b

Current Assets

2.6 b2.9 b2.5 b2.5 b2.7 b2.4 b9.7 b8.9 b7.1 b
    GBPFY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

    Net Income

    (65.5 m)7.5 m15.1 m4.7 m(1.9 m)(2.7 m)1.6 m1.6 m(2.9 m)2.9 m2.5 m

    Depreciation and Amortization

    324.4 m407.3 m637.2 m1.5 b

    Accounts Receivable

    (210 m)(701.7 m)

    Cash From Operating Activities

    2.7 b
    USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

    Net Income

    753.5 m1.2 b410.4 m570 m1 b419 m375 m

    Depreciation and Amortization

    204.8 m307.1 m120.6 m291.8 m457.4 m168.9 m429.8 m877.8 m486.9 m

    Accounts Receivable

    (37.3 m)(92.1 m)(85.1 m)(84.9 m)(288.1 m)(100.9 m)(181 m)(411.2 m)(35.3 m)

    Cash From Operating Activities

    1.1 b1.7 b561.6 m1 b1.6 b389.5 m980.4 m1.5 b459.1 m
      USDY, 2017


      149.4 k

      Financial Leverage

      2.2 x
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      Shire Operating Metrics

      FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016



      Projects in R&D Pipeline


      Phase II Trials


      Phase III Trials

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      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
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      Roche and Shire are taking their hemophilia battle across the pond. Following Shire’s EU approval for Adynovi last week, Roche has nabbed a European green light for Hemlibra, a first-in-class hemophilia A medication that analysts expect to reach blockbuster heights.

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