FINANCIAL ANALYSIS OF WYETH PAKISTAN LIMITED
By: OZAIR ARSHAD
1. Introduction 2. History and Profile 3. Key Activities of Wyeth 4. Wyeth Products Profile 5. Data Collection & Market Assessment 6. Main Competitors 7. Share Price in Last 12 Months 8. Shareholding Pattern 9. The Director’s Report 10.The Auditor’s Report 11.Financial Ratios & Analysis 12. Horizontal Analysis a) Income Statement b)Balance Sheet 13. Vertical Analysis a)Balance Sheet b) Income Statement 14. Financial Analysis & Conclusions i) Gross Profit Margin ii) Net Profit Margin iii) Return on Assets iv) DPS & EPS 15. Annexure 16. References
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In 1935, Alvin G. Brush, a Certified Public Accountant, became CEO of the organization and served for 30 years. Under Brush's leadership, 34 new companies were acquired in 15 years, including Chef Boyardee and the S.M.A. Corporation, a pharmaceutical firm specializing in infant formulas. Wyeth also made its first licensing deal, acquiring an antibiotic for arthritis vaccine research. In 1945, Wyeth acquired the Fort Dodge Serum Company, entering the animal health field. In 1951, Wyeth launched Antabuse, a drug for the treatment of alcoholism, as well as the antihistamine Phenergan. Ansolyen was launched the next year as a high blood pressure medication. The anticonvulsant Mysoline was introduced in 1954. Other drugs introduced during this time include Isordil, a vasodilator for treatment of angina, Dryvax, a freeze-dried smallpox vaccine, and Ovral, a combined oral contraceptive pill. Pharmaceuticals were generating an ever-increasing percentage of Wyeth's sales.
Wyeth became a leading US vaccine producer after supplying polio vaccine for Salk trials. The corporate headquarters were moved to Radnor, Pennsylvania, where they remained until 2003. Wyeth's oral contraceptives became popular in the US. John W. Culligan, after becoming Chairman and CEO in 1981, spun off less profitable lines and focused resources on consumer and prescription drugs. Wyeth made history in 1984 with the introduction of Advil, the first nonprescription ibuprofen in America, as well as the most famous prescription-to-OTC switch in history. In 1993, Wyeth founded the Women's Health Research Institute, the only institute in the pharmaceutical industry entirely dedicated to research in women's health. The Institute conducts trials in menopausal issues, endometriosis, contraception, and more. In 1994, Wyeth acquired American Cyanamid and its subsidiary Lederle Laboratories. This acquisition brought the Lederle Praxis vaccines, new research and development capacity, and Centrum, the leading US multivitamin. Wyeth's sales topped US$13 billion in 1995; two years later, Premarin became the company's first brand to reach US$1 billion in sales. In 1995, Wyeth acquired the animal health division of Solvay, which was folded into Fort Dodge Animal Health. The acquisition gave Fort Dodge Animal Health strong market presence in Europe and Asia as well as expanding its product portfolio to include swine and poultry vaccines. In 1996, American Home Products spun off its food unit as International Home Foods. International Home Foods was purchased by ConAgra Foods in 2000. Wyeth also purchases full ownership of Genetics Institute, Inc. after acquiring a majority interest in 1992. In 1997, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Wyeth withdraw its controversial diet drug fenfluramine from the market by after several reports of deaths and other health problems associated with the drug combination known as fen-phen occurred. In 1998, American Home Products was left...