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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.63
ABBV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 83.08 vs. ABBV: 0.63 )
ABBV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.5   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.63

Equity to Asset 0.16
ABBV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. ABBV: 0.16 )
ABBV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.01   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.16

-0.01
0.69
Interest Coverage 18.94
ABBV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. ABBV: 18.94 )
ABBV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 18.94   Max: 9999.99
Current: 18.94

18.94
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.97
M-Score: -2.69
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 30.14
ABBV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -71.36 vs. ABBV: 30.14 )
ABBV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 20.75   Max: 34.7
Current: 30.14

20.75
34.7
Net-margin (%) 21.97
ABBV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -59.60 vs. ABBV: 21.97 )
ABBV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 19.68   Max: 32.62
Current: 21.97

19.68
32.62
ROE (%) 91.90
ABBV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. ABBV: 91.90 )
ABBV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 28.77   Max: 91.9
Current: 91.9

28.77
91.9
ROA (%) 14.14
ABBV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -17.36 vs. ABBV: 14.14 )
ABBV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 14.14   Max: 19.53
Current: 14.14

14.14
19.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 148.94
ABBV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -243.56 vs. ABBV: 148.94 )
ABBV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 122.13   Max: 149.5
Current: 148.94

122.13
149.5
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

ABBV Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 519,190 sh (+2337.51%)
Jim Simons 1,991,500 sh (+268.59%)
Joel Greenblatt 141,954 sh (+39.51%)
Paul Tudor Jones 353,100 sh (+0.89%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 227,657 sh (+0.65%)
Murray Stahl 33,840 sh (+0.45%)
Robert Bruce 234,300 sh (unchged)
George Soros 165,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 403,250 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 180,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 8,459,700 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 10,080 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 80,440 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 37,165 sh (-0.27%)
Tom Russo 86,777 sh (-0.4%)
George Soros 1,000,000 sh (-0.87%)
Pioneer Investments 2,039,509 sh (-1.11%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,892,547 sh (-1.45%)
Bill Frels 268,187 sh (-4.04%)
Ken Fisher 1,065,932 sh (-7.08%)
Steven Cohen 178,199 sh (-65.19%)
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Q4 2013

ABBV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Dreman 4,572 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,088,256 sh (+510.7%)
George Soros 1,147,609 sh (+14.76%)
Ken Fisher 1,140,946 sh (+7.04%)
Bill Frels 279,694 sh (+4.29%)
Murray Stahl 35,285 sh (+4.27%)
Tom Russo 86,777 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 10,080 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 180,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 2,037,103 sh (-0.12%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,850,670 sh (-0.71%)
Robert Bruce 231,300 sh (-1.28%)
Dodge & Cox 36,649 sh (-1.39%)
Jeff Auxier 78,440 sh (-2.49%)
Jim Simons 1,809,600 sh (-9.13%)
John Hussman 303,250 sh (-24.8%)
Joel Greenblatt 103,981 sh (-26.75%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 149,065 sh (-34.52%)
Jeremy Grantham 284,091 sh (-45.28%)
Paul Tudor Jones 76,100 sh (-78.45%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,739,600 sh (-79.44%)
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Q1 2014

ABBV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 229,149 sh (+120.38%)
Jim Simons 2,796,900 sh (+54.56%)
PRIMECAP Management 6,335,722 sh (+8.29%)
Mario Gabelli 10,462 sh (+3.79%)
Murray Stahl 35,882 sh (+1.69%)
Pioneer Investments 2,045,676 sh (+0.42%)
Dodge & Cox 36,701 sh (+0.14%)
Tom Russo 86,777 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 231,300 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 303,250 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 180,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 78,440 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 146,077 sh (-2%)
Bill Frels 269,936 sh (-3.49%)
Ken Fisher 627,139 sh (-45.03%)
Steven Cohen 519,107 sh (-52.3%)
George Soros 350,000 sh (-69.5%)
Jeremy Grantham 66,200 sh (-76.7%)
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Q2 2014

ABBV Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 192,029 sh (+31.46%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ABBV

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -69.5%0.35%$46.83 - $53.68 $ 54.057%350000
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.28%$46.83 - $53.68 $ 54.057%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 120.38%0.1%$46.83 - $53.68 $ 54.057%229149
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$46.83 - $53.68 $ 54.057%0
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-12-31 Reduce -79.44%1.03%$44.52 - $54.32 $ 54.0510%1739600
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Reduce -24.8%0.25%$44.52 - $54.32 $ 54.0510%303250
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -26.75%0.06%$44.52 - $54.32 $ 54.0510%103981
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$44.52 - $54.32 $ 54.0510%4572
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 39.51%0.06%$42.21 - $47.92 $ 54.0522%141954
Daniel Loeb 2013-06-30 Sold Out 2.3%$40.57 - $47.17 $ 54.0524%0
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-06-30 Reduce -40.22%0.93%$40.57 - $47.17 $ 54.0524%8459700
George Soros 2013-06-30 Add 203.98%0.3%$40.57 - $47.17 $ 54.0524%1008752
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 171.43%0.11%$40.57 - $47.17 $ 54.0524%101753
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Reduce -36.12%$40.57 - $47.17 $ 54.0524%10080
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Guru Investment Theses on AbbVie Inc

Lountzis Asset Management Comments on Abbvie - Mar 21, 2014

ABBVIE (ABBV), spun off from Abbott, represents their research-based proprietary pharmaceutical business and is led by its highly profitable Humira franchise. Humira makes up approximately 50% of revenues and over 70% of profits. While AbbVie is focused on growing its pipeline, the reality is Humira, the leading rheumatoid arthritis drug, will continue to drive the revenue and profit growth for AbbVie until some of the experimental drugs they are working on such as its Hepatitis C virus drug gains FDA approval and enters the market. As a result, we are reviewing our holding of AbbVie at this time given its enormous concentration on one drug. While it continues to lead in many areas and it continues to grow around the world, it remains a concern for us. AbbVie’s revenues in 2013 exceeded $18.8 billion with operating earnings of $5.7 billion.



From Lountzis Asset Management 2013 Annual Letter



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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 21.10
ABBV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ABBV: 21.10 )
ABBV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.86   Max: 22.64
Current: 21.1

9.86
22.64
P/B 18.36
ABBV's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 5.51 vs. ABBV: 18.36 )
ABBV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 15.7   Max: 25.22
Current: 18.36

15.7
25.22
P/S 4.56
ABBV's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 19.16 vs. ABBV: 4.56 )
ABBV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.83   Max: 4.92
Current: 4.56

2.83
4.92
PFCF 16.93
ABBV's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ABBV: 16.93 )
ABBV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.64   Max: 18.14
Current: 16.93

8.64
18.14
EV-to-EBIT 16.06
ABBV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
96% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ABBV: 16.06 )
ABBV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.3   Max: 17.3
Current: 16.06

10.3
17.3
Current Ratio 2.79
ABBV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.02 vs. ABBV: 2.79 )
ABBV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 2.79
Current: 2.79

1.22
2.79
Quick Ratio 2.61
ABBV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. ABBV: 2.61 )
ABBV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 2.61
Current: 2.61

1.06
2.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.04
ABBV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
91% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. ABBV: 3.04 )
ABBV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 3.44
Current: 3.04

0.85
3.44
Dividend Payout 0.62
ABBV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ABBV: 0.62 )
ABBV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.62

0.57
0.67
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.10
ABBV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
86% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. ABBV: 3.10 )
ABBV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 3.44
Current: 3.1

0.85
3.44

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.16
ABBV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. ABBV: 1.16 )
ABBV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 1.15
Current: 1.16

0.74
1.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.20
ABBV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ABBV: 6.20 )
ABBV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 9.7
Current: 6.2

5.8
9.7

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Traded in other countries:ABBV.Switzerland, ABBV.France, 4AB.Germany, 0QCV.country
AbbVie Inc was incorporated in Delaware on April 10, 2012, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Abbott. The company is a research-based biopharmaceutical company with portfolio of proprietary products including a broad line of adult and pediatric pharmaceuticals. The company discovers, develops, manufactures and sells proprietary pharmaceutical products. Its products are used to treat diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn's disease, HIV, cystic fibrosis complications. AbbVie also has a pipeline of new medicines, including more than 20 compounds or indications in Phase II or Phase III development across such important medical specialties as immunology, renal care, hepatitis C, women's health, oncology, and neuroscience, including multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. AbbVie operates in one business segment—pharmaceutical products. AbbVie competes with other research-based pharmaceuticals and biotechnology companies that discover, manufacture, market, and sell proprietary pharmaceutical products and biologics.
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