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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.41
AZN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
76% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. AZN: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AZN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 3.25 Max: N/A
Current: 0.41
Equity to Asset 0.33
AZN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
85% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. AZN: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AZN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.33
0.3
0.59
Interest Coverage 5.58
AZN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
86% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2456.17 vs. AZN: 5.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AZN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.58  Med: 12.94 Max: 100.5
Current: 5.58
5.58
100.5
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.18
M-Score: -2.79
WACC vs ROIC
8.88%
8.23%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.09
AZN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. AZN: 8.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AZN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.19  Med: 23.23 Max: 38.09
Current: 8.09
8.19
38.09
Net-margin (%) 4.68
AZN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. AZN: 4.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AZN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.73  Med: 17.55 Max: 29.72
Current: 4.68
4.73
29.72
ROE (%) 6.26
AZN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 6.31 vs. AZN: 6.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AZN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.89  Med: 31.28 Max: 45.52
Current: 6.26
5.89
45.52
ROA (%) 2.15
AZN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. AZN: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AZN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.2  Med: 14.19 Max: 20.88
Current: 2.15
2.2
20.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.13
AZN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 12.13 vs. AZN: 26.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AZN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 28.15  Med: 74.64 Max: 199.48
Current: 26.13
28.15
199.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.70
AZN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. AZN: -5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AZN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -54.6  Med: 2.50 Max: 20
Current: -5.7
-54.6
20
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -30.70
AZN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. AZN: -30.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AZN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.9  Med: 8.50 Max: 24.7
Current: -30.7
-40.9
24.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -48.80
AZN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. AZN: -48.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AZN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.8  Med: 12.80 Max: 27.9
Current: -48.8
-48.8
27.9
» AZN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

AZN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 611,100 sh (+64.81%)
Mario Gabelli 41,900 sh (+3.71%)
Jim Simons 1,847,100 sh (+2.91%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 317,180 sh (+2.64%)
NWQ Managers 64,475 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 13,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 150,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 400,000 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 13,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 227,221 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
David Dreman 117,003 sh (-0.70%)
John Hussman 173,500 sh (-22.37%)
Louis Moore Bacon 30,000 sh (-25.00%)
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Q4 2014

AZN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Pioneer Investments 754,327 sh (+231.98%)
Jim Simons 2,287,900 sh (+23.86%)
NWQ Managers 66,440 sh (+3.05%)
Francis Chou 13,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 13,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 173,500 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen 587,400 sh (-3.88%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 227,870 sh (-28.16%)
Mario Gabelli 19,900 sh (-52.51%)
David Dreman 28,764 sh (-75.42%)
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Q1 2015

AZN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 3,154,400 sh (+37.87%)
Pioneer Investments 758,498 sh (+0.55%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 227,870 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 13,000 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 13,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 27,489 sh (-4.43%)
NWQ Managers 52,265 sh (-21.34%)
Mario Gabelli 11,800 sh (-40.70%)
John Hussman 52,000 sh (-70.03%)
Steven Cohen 61,800 sh (-89.48%)
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Q2 2015

AZN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

John Hussman 42,000 sh (+61.54%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 227,870 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 172.41
AZN's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
91% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 34.20 vs. AZN: 172.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AZN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.04  Med: 12.25 Max: 172.41
Current: 172.41
6.04
172.41
Forward P/E 8.37
AZN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 24.27 vs. AZN: 8.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 173.20
AZN's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
92% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 34.00 vs. AZN: 173.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AZN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.02  Med: 12.26 Max: 174.21
Current: 173.2
6.02
174.21
P/B 4.74
AZN's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. AZN: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AZN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 3.78 Max: 6.97
Current: 4.74
2.3
6.97
P/S 3.45
AZN's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. AZN: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AZN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.61  Med: 2.40 Max: 3.9
Current: 3.45
1.61
3.9
PFCF 41.84
AZN's PFCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 42.64 vs. AZN: 41.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AZN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.59  Med: 13.38 Max: 41.84
Current: 41.84
6.59
41.84
POCF 18.40
AZN's POCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 28.53 vs. AZN: 18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AZN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.35  Med: 8.60 Max: 19.89
Current: 18.4
5.35
19.89
EV-to-EBIT 59.72
AZN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
79% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 26.18 vs. AZN: 59.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AZN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5  Med: 9.30 Max: 55.7
Current: 59.72
4.5
55.7
Shiller P/E 15.67
AZN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 36.46 vs. AZN: 15.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AZN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.02  Med: 13.46 Max: 25.5
Current: 15.67
8.02
25.5
Current Ratio 0.86
AZN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. AZN: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AZN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.50 Max: 2.03
Current: 0.86
0.64
2.03
Quick Ratio 0.72
AZN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. AZN: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AZN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.03
Current: 0.72
0.54
2.03
Days Inventory 137.05
AZN's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
63% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 113.56 vs. AZN: 137.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AZN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 88.45  Med: 148.49 Max: 291.09
Current: 137.05
88.45
291.09
Days Sales Outstanding 101.02
AZN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
70% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 72.45 vs. AZN: 101.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AZN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 52.89  Med: 81.08 Max: 127.8
Current: 101.02
52.89
127.8

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.07
AZN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
96% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. AZN: 4.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AZN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.76  Med: 4.40 Max: 7.64
Current: 4.07
1.76
7.64
Dividend Payout 3.00
AZN's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
80% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. AZN: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AZN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.89 Max: 4.87
Current: 3
0.23
4.87
Dividend growth (3y) -2.00
AZN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
64% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. AZN: -2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
AZN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -4.5  Med: 11.10 Max: 28.3
Current: -2
-4.5
28.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.52
AZN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
96% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AZN: 5.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AZN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.39  Med: 5.97 Max: 10.37
Current: 5.52
2.39
10.37
Share Buyback Rate 2.60
AZN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 vs. AZN: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
AZN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.6  Med: 2.00 Max: -144.8
Current: 2.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.34
AZN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
297% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. AZN: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AZN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.16 Max: 5.78
Current: 1.34
0.48
5.78
Price/Median PS Value 0.83
AZN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
157% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. AZN: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AZN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.23 Max: 2.44
Current: 0.83
0.69
2.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.69
AZN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. AZN: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AZN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.69  Med: 10.80 Max: 22.3
Current: 1.69
1.69
22.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -15.46
AZN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. AZN: -15.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AZN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -16  Med: 21.80 Max: 33.9
Current: -15.46
-16
33.9

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 24,231 23,887 25,266
EPS($) 4.06 4.12 4.50
EPS without NRI($) 4.06 4.12 4.50

Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Major
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Traded in other countries:AZN.Sweden, AZN.UK, ZEG.Germany, AZN.Argentina, AZNN.Mexico, OXAZN.Switzerland, AZNCF.USA, ZEGA.Germany, AZNDF.USA,
AstraZeneca PLC was incorporated in England and Wales on June 17, 1992. From February 1993 until April 1999, the Company was called Zeneca Group PLC. On 6 April 1999, the Company changed its name to AstraZeneca PLC. It is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery and development of new products, which are then manufactured, marketed and sold. It is engaged in healthcare: Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease (CVMD); Oncology; and Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity (RIA). The Company is also engaged in the Infection, Neuroscience and Gastrointestinal (ING) disease areas. It operates in more than 100 countries.
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