Notifications Bell

Eli Lilly lifts 2021 profit forecast

Eli Lilly lifts 2021 profit forecast

Helped by recent COVID-19 medication developments, Eli Lilly profit & sales forecasts are going upwards

Eli Lilly increased its profit and sales expectations for 2021, driven by the recent governmental contract it closed for its COVID-19 antibody treatment. Last month, the US government bought 640,000 additional doses of antibody therapy for $1.29 billion. The recent deal followed a previous one made in September for 388,000 extra doses.

The company expects the COVID-19 therapies to bring in roughly $2.1 billion in sales in 2021, up from a previous forecast of $1.3 billion. At the same time, the adjusted earnings per share are expected to range between $8.15 - $8.20. An earlier forecast was of $7.95 - $8.05 adjusted EPS. Moreover, the 2022 overall revenue is seen at a high of $28.3 billion, compared to the previous $27.6 billion.

Eli Lilly aims to complete the submission for approval for its Alzheimer’s treatment from the Food & Drug Administration in Q1 2022, later than anticipated.

After the news hit the wires, Eli Lilly shares traded 4.25% higher in pre-market trading, pointing to an opening bell price of $260 apiece. If so, the stock’s six-month gain could be around 17%.


The information presented herein is prepared by and does not intend to constitute Investment Advice. The information herein is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only.

Users/readers should not rely solely on the information presented herewith and should do their own research/analysis by also reading the actual underlying research. The content herewith is generic and does not take into consideration individual personal circumstances, investment experience or current financial situation.

Key Way Markets Ltd shall not accept any responsibility for any losses of traders due to the use and the content of the information presented herein. Past performance and forecasts are not reliable indicators of future results.