Sanofi’s revenue in 2Q17
At constant exchange rates, Sanofi (SNY) reported revenue growth of ~5.5% between 2Q16 and 2Q17, with revenue rising to 8.7 billion euros from 8.1 billion euros.
Structure of the group
The above chart shows Sanofi’s segment-wise revenue over the last few quarters. In 2016, Sanofi reorganized itself into five business units:
- Sanofi Genzyme, which represents the specialty care business, including oncology and rare disease drugs
- General Medicines and Emerging Markets
- Diabetes and Cardiovascular
- Consumer Healthcare
- Sanofi Pasteur, which represents the human vaccine business
The company also announced two changes in the group’s business structure on January 1, 2017:
- Sanofi exchanged its animal health business, Merial, with Boehringer Ingelheim’s consumer healthcare business
- Sanofi terminated its European vaccine joint venture with Merck and Co. (MRK), Sanofi Pasteur MSD
At constant exchange rates, the company reported 0.6% revenue growth in 2Q17.
Segment-wise performance 2Q17
Sanofi’s business is reported in two segments:
- the Pharmaceuticals segment, which comprises Sanofi Genzyme, Diabetes and Cardiovascular, General Medicines and Emerging Markets, and Consumer Healthcare
- the Human Vaccines segment, which includes Sanofi Pasteur
The Pharmaceuticals segment’s revenue rose by 4.1% to 7.7 billion euros in 2Q17, compared with 7.4 billion euros in 2Q16. Sanofi Pasteur’s revenue rose by 27.5% to 1.0 billion euros in 2Q17, compared with 797 million euros in 2Q16.
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