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Pfizer's quarterly revenue 2010-2019

In 2019, Pfizer generated total revenues of approximately 51.75 billion U.S. dollars, with fourth-quarter sales contributing around 12.7 billion U.S. dollars – down from around 14 billion U.S. dollars in the same quarter of 2018.

Why are Pfizer’s revenues falling?

Pfizer averaged quarterly revenues of around 13.2 billion U.S. dollars in the four years from the start of 2016 to the end of 2019 – this is considerably lower than the 16.7 billion U.S. dollars the company averaged per quarter in 2010. One reason for the decline is competition from generic drugs that enter the market when key patents expire. Pfizer lost the market exclusivity to its Lipitor product at the end of 2011, and revenues were greatly affected as a consequence. Additionally, following a review of its product portfolio, Pfizer’s revenues were also impacted by the decision to spin off some of its business segments, such as its animal health division in 2013.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail

The majority of Pfizer’s revenue comes from the manufacture and sale of its products. Pharmaceutical companies are always planning for the future, looking for ways to offset the impact felt when those products start to lose market exclusivity. The development of products is essential for the continued growth of the company, and investing in research and development (R&D) is one way of identifying new, innovative medicines. Pfizer’s R&D expenditure exceeded more than 8.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2019.

Pfizer's revenue from 1st quarter 2010 to 4th quarter 2019

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

Q1 2010 to Q4 2019

Supplementary notes

This statistic was assembled from several of Pfizer's annual and quarterly reports.

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