Key Facts

  • Lilly at a Glance

    • A heritage more than 140 years strong: company founded on May 10, 1876
    • Headquarters located in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.
    • Approximately 41,000 employees worldwide
    • More than 9,000 employees engaged in research and development
    • Clinical research conducted in more than 55 countries
    • Research and development facilities located in six countries
    • Manufacturing plants located in 13 countries
    • Products marketed in 120 countries
  • Employees

    (as of September 30, 2017)

    • Indianapolis: 11,334
    • Indiana (excluding Indianapolis): 1,207
    • U.S. (excluding Indiana): 5,973
    • Outside U.S.: 22,710
    • Worldwide total: 41,224
  • 2016 Financials

    (dollars in millions, except per-share data)

    • Net sales: $21,222.1
    • Net income as reported: $2,737.6
    • Earnings per share as reported: $2.58
    • Dividends paid per share: $2.04
  • Research & Development

    2016 Expenditures

    • $5,243.9 million/year
    • $437 million/month
    • $101 million/week
    • $20 million/workday
    • R&D as a percentage of sales: 24.7%
    • Employees engaged in R&D activities: 9,081
    • Percentage of total workforce: 22%
  • Cost of Pharmaceuticals

    • Average cost to discover and develop a new drug: $2.6 billion
    • Average length of time from discovery to patient: 10 years