Sanofi Tops Pfizer as Number One for Global Pharma Sales

LONDON, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - EvaluatePharma Ltd, a leading source for life science sector analysis and the first to supply reliable consensus forecasts of global drug sales, revealed today that Sanofi is expected to take the top spot amongst the world's pharmaceuticals manufacturers in 2012 and hold it through 2016. The French drug maker has raced up the rankings over the last decade largely through M&A activity, with the $20bn purchase this year of US biotechnology specialist Genzyme predicted to help win its number one ranking.

"The takeover of Genzyme, an aggressive cross-border move, revealed just how much the culture of Sanofi has changed in the last few years," commented Dr Jonathan de Pass, chief executive of EvaluatePharma. "Coming just as Pfizer loses Lipitor, the acquisition should be enough to secure Sanofi the top spot for the next few years, our data suggest."

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World's Top 15 Pharma Companies
          Rx & OTC pharma sales  
  Market Rank                 ($bn)  

                Annual
growth
  2011 2012 2014 2016    2011   2012  2014  2016    2011-16
Sanofi           3     1     1     1      47.9    51.6   55.4   58.4      4%
Novartis          2     2     2     2       49.5    49.9   52.2   54.8      2%
Pfizer            1     3     3     3       54.1    49.8   49.7   51.9     (1%)
GlaxoSmithKline   5     6     5     4       39.3    41.2   45.6   50.9      5%
Roche             6     4     4     5       39.1    44.1   46.3   49.0      5%
Merck & Co        4     5     6     6       42.1    41.9   41.4   43.4      1%
Johnson & Johnson           8     8     7     7       24.8    26.5   29.4   31.5      5%
AstraZeneca       7     7     8     8       32.0    29.2   27.5   25.7     (4%)
Teva              12    10    10    9       17.4    20.3   22.5   24.4      7%
Abbott Laboratories      9     9     9     10      22.5    23.5   23.7   24.3      2%
Bayer             11    12    11    11      18.9    19.7   21.7   23.4      4%
Takeda            14    13    12    12      17.0    18.2   18.7   20.2      3%
Bristol-Myers Squibb            13    16    17    13      17.1    14.2   15.4   18.9      2%
Novo Nordisk      17    17    15    14      12.3    13.6   16.4   18.9      9%
Eli Lilly         10    11    14    15      21.5    20.1   17.6   17.9     (4%)

About EvaluatePharma Ltd.

The research company EvaluatePharma Ltd was the first to supply reliable consensus forecasts of global drug sales and now provides standardised worldwide financial and forecast models with consensus product sales forecasts to 2016, data on R&D pipelines, licensing deals, patent risk and M&A activity. Launched in 2007, EvaluatePharma(R) Alpha offers a Net Present Value (NPV) valuation service quantifying market events and the impact on product, portfolio and company valuation including the daily online news service EP Vantage(R).

EvaluatePharma(R), EvaluatePharma(R) Alpha, and EP Vantage(R) are services of EvaluatePharma Ltd, headquartered in London, England. In North America, EvaluatePharma Ltd is represented by EvaluatePharma USA, Inc.

http://www.evaluatepharma.com

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