Leif Johansson - Chairman, AstraZeneca

Chairman’s Statement

“As expected, our financial performance in 2013 reflected the ongoing impact of the loss of exclusivity for several key brands, with revenue down 6% to $25,711 million.”
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Pascal Soriot - CEO, AstraZeneca

Chief Executive
Officer’s Review

“I am pleased with the momentum we built in 2013 against our strategic priorities, particularly our objective of achieving scientific leadership.”
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At a glance

Employees icon 51,500*
employees worldwide
Research and development icon 9,000*
employees work in R&D
sales and marketing icon 29,600*
employees work in Sales and Marketing
supply and manufacturing icon 8,700*
employees work in Supply and Manufacturing
Our Group at a glance

*All figures are approximate.

Financial summary

  • $25.7 billion
    Sales down 6% at CER to $25,711 million ($27,973 million in 2012)
    $8.4 billion
    Core operating profit down 23% at CER to $8,390 million ($11,159* million in 2012)
    Core EPS for the full year decreased by 23% at CER to $5.05 ($6.83^ in 2012)
  • $3.0 billion
    Net cash shareholder distributions decreased by 49% to $2,979 million, partly as a result of the cessation of the share repurchase programme ($5,871 million net cash shareholder distributions including $2,206 million net share repurchases in 2012)
    $3.7 billion
    Reported operating profit down 51% at CER to $3,712 million ($8,148 million in 2012)
    Reported EPS for the full year decreased by 55% at CER to $2.04 ($4.95 in 2012)
Our financial summary
Restated for new Core definition.
Restated for new Core definition and adoption of IAS 19 (2011).
Restated on adoption of IAS 19 (2011).

Life-cycle of a medicine

AstraZeneca is one of only a handful of pure-play biopharmaceutical companies to span the entire value chain of a medicine from research, early- and late-stage development to manufacturing and distribution, and the global commercialisation of primary care, specialty care-led and specialty care medicines that transform lives.

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How we add value

Our Business model demonstrates how we apply our resources to our chosen therapy areas across the whole life-cycle of a medicine to help deliver our strategic priorities and add value.

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