Royalty Pharma plc (RPRX)
First Day Turnover35.55%
We are the largest buyer of biopharmaceutical royalties and a leading funder of innovation across the biopharmaceutical industry. Since our founding in 1996, we have been pioneers in the royalty market, collaborating with innovators from academic institutions, research hospitals and not-for-profits through small and mid-cap biotechnology companies to leading global pharmaceutical companies. We have assembled a portfolio of royalties which entitles us to payments based directly on the top-line sales of many of the industry’s leading therapies, including Imbruvica, Januvia, Kalydeco, Trikafta, Truvada, Tysabri and Xtandi. We fund innovation in the biopharmaceutical industry both directly and indirectly—directly when we partner with companies to co-fund late-stage clinical trials and new product launches in exchange for future royalties, and indirectly when we acquire existing royalties from the original innovators. We believe that our significant scale, flexible business model and extensive expertise uniquely position us to take advantage of the increasing innovation in the biopharmaceutical industry. We seek to create favorable outcomes for all parties and play an important role in providing capital to the biopharmaceutical ecosystem that supports innovation and positively impacts human health.
Since our founding in 1996 through December 31, 2019, we have deployed a total of $18 billion of cash to acquire biopharmaceutical royalties. We estimate that this represents more than 50% of all royalty transactions during this period. Our portfolio today consists of royalties on more than 45 marketed therapies and four development-stage product candidates. The therapies in our portfolio address therapeutic areas such as rare diseases, oncology, neurology, HIV, cardiology and diabetes, and are delivered to patients across both primary and specialty care settings. In 2019, a total of 22 therapies in our portfolio each generated 2019 end-market sales of more than $1 billion, including seven therapies that each generated 2019 end-market sales of more than $3 billion. In 2019, we generated operating cash flow of $1.67 billion, Adjusted Cash Receipts of $2.11 billion and Adjusted Cash Flow of $1.64 billion. Between 2012 and 2019, we grew our Adjusted Cash Receipts at a CAGR of 11%.
Our business is supported by significant growth and unprecedented innovation within the biopharmaceutical industry. Global prescription pharmaceutical sales are expected to grow from approximately $875 billion in 2019 to approximately $1.2 trillion in 2024, representing a CAGR of 7% according to EvaluatePharma despite nearly $100 billion in cumulative sales being lost to expected patent expiries during the same period. The growth of the biopharmaceutical industry is driven by global, secular trends, including population growth, increasing life expectancy and growth of the middle classes in emerging markets. In addition, a dramatic acceleration of medical research in recent years has led to a better understanding of the molecular origins of disease and identification of potential targets for therapeutic intervention. This has created research and development opportunities for new drugs. The significant pace of biopharmaceutical innovation coupled with the proliferation of new biotechnology companies and the increasing cost of drug development has created a significant capital need over recent years that we believe will provide a sustainable tailwind for our busines
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