AbbVie due diligence report.

Oto Suvari
3 min readAug 13, 2019


Hatchworks has conducted due diligence on AbbVie, the pharmaceutical company.

Their current market capitalization is $96.59B and they have raised a total amount of $7.28B. It is currently listed on the NYSE under the symbol ‘’ABBV’’. AbbVie is a defensive stock as there will always be people in need of healthcare. Hatchworks is increasing exposure in defensives, because they are less risky than regular stocks and during economic weakness owing to a higher degree of revenue and yield protection. Every 11–12 years there is an economic recession. The last recession happened in 2009 so the firm believes we are due for another one.

Looking at their projected net-income growth for 2020E and 2021E, it shows a solid clip of 7%. Their estimated revenue for 2020E is $34.77B, thereby the EV/Revenue multiple for 2020E is 3.65x. Also, they expect to have a net income of $11.72B for 2021E which generates a P/E multiple of 7.07x. The operating margin for AbbVie is 47% where competitors such as JNJ, MRK and PFE are significantly lower than that. In this context, Hatchworks is an investor.

The Hatchscore is 5.6 out of 10. Full details can be found on Hatchnet:

What is AbbVie?

AbbVie is a biopharmaceutical company that specialises in therapeutic drug research and development like the medication HUMIRA. Its products are intended for treating rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, thyroid disease, Parkinson disease, HIV, low testosterone levels and complications associated with chronic renal disease. It sells products in the U.S., Japan, Germany, Canada, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, the U.K., Brazil, and internationally.

Big investors:

- Capital Research Global Investors
- Vanguard Group, inc. (The)
- Blackrock Inc.
- State Street Corporation

Advisors and Bookrunners:

- PJT Partners
- Alibaba JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley
- Goldman Sachs Group inc.

What are the risks?

- AbbVie depends on a single drug, Humira for more than 60% of its total revenues. This puts the company at risk if any problems arise for the drug.
- Humira has been facing a lot of competition in the health industry.
- If Humira loses market share to competitors, AbbVie may see a significant drop in earnings and thus market value.


· Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
· Merck (MRK)
· Enbrel by Pfizer (PFE)

Management team:

- Richard A. Gonzalez: CEO
- Michael E. Severino: VP
- Robert A. Michael: CFO

The Hatchworks Team

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Oto Suvari

Heading up the group’s R&D activities for Hatchworks.