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 33,000 employees worldwide 

  • More than 7,800 employees engaged in research and development 

  • Clinical research conducted in more than 55 countries 

  • Research and development facilities located in 8 countries 

  • Manufacturing plants located in 8 countries

  • Products marketed in 120 countries

Employees

as of December 31, 2019

  • Indianapolis: 10,737

  • Indiana (excluding Indianapolis): 82

  • U.S. (excluding Indiana): 3,888

  • Outside U.S.: 18,917

  • Worldwide total: 33,624

2019 Financials

dollars in millions, except per-share data

  • Net sales: $22,319.5 

  • Net income as reported: $8,318.4 

  • Net income non-GAAP: $5,568.2 

  • Earnings per share as reported: $8.89 

  • Earnings per share non-GAAP: $6.04 

  • Dividends paid per share: $2.58 

Research & Development

2019 Expenditures

  • $5,595 million/year 

  • $21.5 million/workday 

  • R&D as a percentage of sales: 25.1% 

  • Employees engaged in R&D activities: 7,811 

  • Percentage of total workforce: 23% 

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