Donanemab is a monoclonal antibody commercialized by Eli Lilly and Co, with a leading Pre-Registration program in Alzheimer’s Disease. According to Globaldata, it is involved in 11 clinical trials, of which 8 were completed, and 3 are ongoing. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of Donanemab’s valuation in its risk-adjusted NPV model (rNPV). Buy the model here.

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The revenue for Donanemab is expected to reach an annual total of $3.19 bn by 2036 in the US based off GlobalData’s Expiry Model. The drug’s revenue forecasts along with estimated costs are used to measure the value of an investment opportunity in that drug, otherwise known as net present value (NPV). Applying the drug’s phase transition success rate to remaining R&D costs and likelihood of approval (LoA) to sales related costs provides a risk-adjusted NPV model (rNPV). The rNPV model is a more conservative valuation measure that accounts for the risk of a drug in clinical development failing to progress.

Donanemab Overview

Donanemab (LY-3002813) is under development for the treatment of early symptomatic Alzheimer's disease. It is administered intravenously and subcutaneously. LY-3002813 is a monoclonal antibody that acts by targeting N3pG beta-amyloid (amyloid precursor protein). The drug candidate is a new biological entity (NBE).

Eli Lilly and Co Overview

Eli Lilly and Co (Lilly) is a healthcare company that discovers, develops, and markets human healthcare products. The company offers medicines for cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, endocrinology, cancer, neurological problems, autoimmune disorders, men’s health, and musculoskeletal problems. The company distributes its pharmaceutical health products through independent wholesale distributors. Lilly conducts research and development activities to discover and deliver innovative medicines. It promotes products through sales representatives and marketing agreements with other pharmaceutical companies. The company operates R&D facilities, and production and distribution facilities in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Lilly is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, the US.
The company reported revenues of (US Dollars) US$34,124.1 million for the fiscal year ended December 2023 (FY2023), an increase of 19.6% over FY2022. In FY2023, the company’s operating margin was 18.9%, compared to an operating margin of 25% in FY2022. In FY2023, the company recorded a net margin of 15.4%, compared to a net margin of 21.9% in FY2022. The company reported revenues of US$8,768 million for the first quarter ended March 2024, a decrease of 6.3% over the previous quarter.

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This content was updated on 10 June 2024

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The rNPV method integrates the probability of a drug reaching a clinical stage into the cash flow at that time, which provides a more accurate valuation, as it considers the probability that the drug never makes it through the clinical pathway to commercialization. GlobalData’s rNPV model uses proprietary likelihood of approval (LoA) and phase transition success rate (PTSR) data for the indication in the highest development stage, which can be found on GlobalData’s Pharmaceutical Intelligence Center.