Pharma stocks’ valuations
The chart above compares the valuation multiples of these companies, including their forward PE, forward EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value-to-EBITDA), and forward EV-to-revenue multiples.
On September 14, Eli Lilly was trading at a forward PE multiple of ~18.6x, Pfizer was trading at ~14.0x, Merck & Co. was trading at 15.6x, Allergan was trading at 11.4x, and GlaxoSmithKline was trading at 13.1x. The industry average forward PE multiple was ~15.5x.
On a capital-structure-neutral and excess-cash-adjusted basis, Eli Lilly was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of ~14.5x on September 14. Pfizer was trading at 12.1x, Merck & Co. at 12.6x, Allergan at 11.6x, and GlaxoSmithKline at 9.7x. The industry average forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple was ~12.4x.
On September 14, Eli Lilly was trading at a forward EV-to-revenue multiple of ~4.8x, Pfizer at 5.0x, Merck & Co. at 4.7x, Allergan at 5.7x, and GlaxoSmithKline at 3.1x. The industry average forward EV-to-revenue multiple was ~4.7x.