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Executive Summary

Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record with reasonable growth potential and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

How has Eli Lilly's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: LLY has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




CH Pharmaceuticals


CH Market

1 Year Return




CH Pharmaceuticals


CH Market

Return vs Industry: LLY exceeded the Swiss Pharmaceuticals industry which returned 9.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LLY exceeded the Swiss Market which returned 3.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0%-0.8%0.6%
30 Day7.6%1.7%4.6%
90 Day5.4%3.5%9.5%
1 Year44.1%40.9%13.1%9.4%6.9%3.4%
3 Year109.6%95.2%39.7%19.8%21.5%8.8%
5 Year112.8%88.1%26.2%0.9%29.8%7.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Eli Lilly's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Eli Lilly undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LLY (CHF155) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CHF191.43)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LLY is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LLY is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.3x) compared to the XE Pharmaceuticals industry average (24.1x).

PE vs Market: LLY is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.3x) compared to the Swiss market (19.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: LLY is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.1x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LLY is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (48.7x) compared to the CH Pharmaceuticals industry average (3.5x).

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Future Growth

How is Eli Lilly forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LLY's forecast earnings growth (12.9% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: LLY's earnings (12.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (8.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: LLY's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: LLY's revenue (6.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (2.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LLY's revenue (6.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: LLY's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (128.6%).

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Past Performance

How has Eli Lilly performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LLY has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LLY's current net profit margins (24%) are higher than last year (11.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LLY's earnings have grown by 14.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: LLY's earnings growth over the past year (115.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (14.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: LLY earnings growth over the past year (115.9%) exceeded the Pharmaceuticals industry 7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst LLY's Return on Equity (173.07%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is Eli Lilly's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LLY's short term assets ($14.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($12.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: LLY's short term assets ($14.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($25.3B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LLY's debt to equity ratio (531.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LLY's debt to equity ratio has increased from 55% to 531.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LLY's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28.9%).

Interest Coverage: LLY's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (18.9x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Eli Lilly current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: LLY's dividend (1.79%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.92%).

High Dividend: LLY's dividend (1.79%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (3.88%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: LLY's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: LLY's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (44.1%), LLY's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: LLY's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (40.2% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Dave Ricks (52yo)





Mr. David A. Ricks, also known as Dave, served as a Director of Elanco Animal Health Incorporated until March 2019. He has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Eli Lilly and Company since Janu ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dave's total compensation ($USD21.28M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Swiss market ($USD6.69M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Dave's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

David Ricks
Chairman3.5yrsUS$21.28m0.032% $45.0m
Joshua Smiley
Senior VP & CFO2.5yrsUS$7.35m0.0043% $6.0m
Daniel Skovronsky
Senior VP2.08yrsUS$6.66m0.011% $15.0m
Jacob Van Naarden
Chief Operating Officer of Loxo Oncologyno datano datano data
Donald Zakrowski
Chief Accounting Officer & VP of Finance7.67yrsno data0.00071% $995.3k
Martin Bott
Vice President of Finance & Special Projects3.5yrsno datano data
Aarti Shah
Senior VP & Chief Information and Digital Officer4yrsno data0.0023% $3.2m
Kevin Hern
Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Melissa Barnes
Senior VP of Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer7.5yrsno data0.0032% $4.6m
Anat Hakim
Senior VP & General Counsel0.42yrno datano data
Leigh Pusey
Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Communications3.08yrsno data0.00048% $672.9k
Heather Wasserman
Vice President of Corporate Business Development0.92yrno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: LLY's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

David Ricks
Chairman3.5yrsUS$21.28m0.032% $45.0m
Michael Eskew
Independent Director12.42yrsUS$311.00kno data
Kathi Seifert
Independent Director25.5yrsUS$302.67k0.00039% $546.7k
Sidney Taurel
Chairman Emeritus11.5yrsUS$13.06mno data
Jackson Tai
Independent Director6.67yrsUS$357.00k0.0050% $7.1m
J. Fyrwald
Independent Director14.67yrsUS$325.00k0.000010% $14.0k
Ralph Alvarez
Independent Director11.25yrsUS$306.00kno data
William Kaelin
Independent Director8.08yrsUS$312.00kno data
Juan Luciano
Lead Independent Director1.17yrsUS$326.33kno data
Katherine Baicker
Independent Director8.58yrsUS$306.00kno data
Jamere Jackson
Independent Director3.75yrsUS$306.00kno data
Marschall Runge
Independent Director6.83yrsUS$294.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: LLY's board of directors are considered experienced (8.3 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Eli Lilly and Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ticker: LLY
  • Exchange: SWX
  • Founded: 1876
  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
  • Market Cap: US$148.549b
  • Listing Market Cap: US$140.184b
  • Shares outstanding: 906.45m
  • Website: https://www.lilly.com

Number of Employees


  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Lilly Corporate Center
  • Indianapolis
  • Indiana
  • 46285
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LLYNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1969
LLYSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJan 1969
LLY *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1969
0Q1GLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBCHFJan 1969
LLYDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1969
LLYXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1969
LLYZBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesCommon StockGBCHFJan 1969
LLYETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon StockITEURJan 1969
LLYCWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEURJan 1969
LILY34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH REPR 0.5 COM NPVBRBRLAug 2012


Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products worldwide. It offers endocrinology products for diabetes; osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men; and human growth hormone deficiency and paediatric growth conditions. The company also provides neuroscience products for treating depressive disorder, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, and chronic musculoskeletal pain; migraine and episodic cluster headache; attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; and schizophrenia. In addition, it offers immunology products for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis; oncology products to treat non-small cell lung, colorectal, head and neck, pancreatic, metastatic breast, ovarian, bladder, and metastatic gastric cancers, as well as malignant pleural mesothelioma; and products to treat erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Eli Lilly and Company primarily has collaborations with Incyte Corporation; Pfizer Inc.; Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; AC Immune SA; Centrexion Therapeutics Corporation; ImmuNext, Inc.; Avidity Biosciences, Inc.; Duke Clinical Research Institute for the prevention of chronic heart failure and mortality after an acute myocardial infarction; AbCellera Biologics Inc.; and Sermonix Pharmaceuticals Inc., as well as an agreement with Junshi Biosciences to co-develop therapeutic antibodies for the potential prevention and treatment of COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus. The company was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/15 21:26
End of Day Share Price2020/07/15 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.