Chart: Biotech Stocks - Gross Profit Margins

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 |  Includes: AFFX, ALXN, AMGN, AZN, BIIB, BMRN, BMY, BSTE, CELG, ELN, GILD, HOLX, IMCL, INCY, KOSP, NABI, NBIX, ONXX, PGNX, PHRM, RHHBY, TELK, VRTX, VRX
by: SA Editors

Gross profit margins in the Biotech sector ranged from 100% ((NASDAQ:ALXN), (NASDAQ:NBIX), (NASDAQ:INCY)) down to 35.0% (NASDAQ:NABI), with the median for the group at 84.1%.

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Data in table version -- click on a ticker for opinion and analysis of the company:
Total Gross Gross
Quarter Revenue Profit Profit
Ticker Company Ending ($mm) ($mm) Margin (%)
AFFX Affymetrix Inc. 03/31/06 $86.39 $59.29
68.6%
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. 03/31/06 $0.77 $0.77
100.0%
AMGN Amgen Inc. 03/31/06 $3217.00 $2665.00
82.8%
AMLN Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. 03/31/06 $82.35 $72.60
88.2%
BIIB Biogen Idec Inc. 03/31/06 $611.18 $547.68
89.6%
BMRN BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. 12/31/05 $9.48 $9.25
97.6%
BSTE Biosite Incorporated 03/31/06 $79.33 $56.23
70.9%
CELG Celgene Corporation 03/31/06 $181.84 $151.70
83.4%
DNA Genentech Inc. 03/31/06 $1986.00 $1724.00
86.8%
ELN Elan Corp. plc 03/31/06 $134.30 $86.50
64.4%
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc. 03/31/06 $692.88 $609.32
87.9%
GPRO Gen-Probe Inc. 03/31/06 $86.26 $60.28
69.9%
IMCL Imclone Systems Inc. 03/31/06 $245.13 $194.58
79.4%
INCY Incyte Corp. 12/31/05 $1.03 $1.03
100.0%
ISTA ISTA Pharmaceuticals Inc. 12/31/05 $3.68 $2.45
66.6%
KOSP KOS Pharmaceuticals Inc. 12/31/05 $213.92 $187.18
87.5%
MEDI MedImmune Inc. 03/31/06 $498.00 $374.90
75.3%
NABI Nabi Biopharmaceuticals 04/01/06 $27.55 $11.94
43.3%
NBIX Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. 03/31/06 $19.48 $19.48
100.0%
ONXX Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. 12/31/05 N/A $0.00
N/A
PGNX Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. 12/31/05 $2.05 -$18.37
N/A
PHRM Pharmion Corp. 03/31/06 $56.59 $41.38
73.1%
TELK Telik Inc. 12/31/05 N/A $0.00
N/A
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 03/31/06 $39.09 $36.09
92.3%
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Data: Capital IQ

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