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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NAS:ALXN)
Revenue
$2,076 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $555 Mil. Its revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $2,076 Mil. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's revenue per share for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $2.76. Its revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $10.29 Mil.

During the past 12 months, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc was 43.90% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 38.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 38.40% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 114.10% per year.

During the past 13 years, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's highest 3-Year average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 498.10% per year. The lowest was -70.50% per year. And the median was 38.70% per year.


Definition

Also referred as sales, revenue is income that a company receives from its normal business activities, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers. Revenue is often referred to as the "top line" due to its position on the income statement at the very top.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 441.909 (Dec. 2013 ) + 566.616 (Mar. 2014 ) + 512.495 (Jun. 2014 ) + 555.146 (Sep. 2014 ) = $2,076 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

In ranking the predictability, companies with more consistent revenue and earnings growth are ranked high with predictability.

Peter Lynch categorized companies according to their revenue growth:


• Slow Grower: Inflation < 10-Year Revenue Growth Rate < 10%:
• Stalwart: 10% < 10-Year Revenue Growth Rate < 20%:
• Fast Grower: 10-Year Revenue Growth Rate > 20%:

His favorite companies are stalwart, those growing between 10-20% a year.

Companies in cyclical industries may see their revenue fluctuate wildly in good years and bad years.


Be Aware

Revenue can be manipulated by changing the way how revenue is booked. Companies may book sales before the payment is received, or before the revenue is fully earned. These will be added to balance sheet items such as account payable or account receivables.


Related Terms

Net Income, Cost of Goods Sold, Operating Income, Pre-Tax Income


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Annual Data

Jul04Jul05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Revenue 512722593875417831,1341,551

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
Revenue 275294321339370400442567512555
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