Note: Abbott Laboratories's revenues are gauged from an analysis of company filings.
Abbott Laboratories has actively raised capital from investors. These investors may include private investors, venture capital firms, or other investment vehicles.
March 15, 2011
Complete list of funding rounds and total amounts in the Company Report
Trademark applications show the products and services that Abbott Laboratories is developing and marketing.
Abbott Laboratories's new tradmarks suggest it is investing in R&D and marketing, while expanding into new products or markets.
Trademarks may include brand names, product names, logos and slogans.
F2S Employee benefit services, namely, administration of employer-provided benefit plan for repayment of costs associated with higher education
FREEDOM 2 SAVE Employee benefit services, namely, administration of employer-provided benefit plan to assist in repayment of the costs associated with higher education
JUVEN Nutritionally fortified powder for medical purposes; dietary supplement for human consumption in dry mix form for therapeautic purposes; topical solutions for wound healing
Determine whether Abbott Laboratories grew or shrank during the last recession. This is useful in estimating the
financial strength and credit risk of the company.
Compare how recession-proof Abbott Laboratories is relative to the industry overall.
While a new recession may strike a particular industry, measuring the
industry and company's robustness during the last recession estimates its ability to weather future recessions.
Market Share of Competition: Abbott Laboratories vs. Largest Competitors
A competitive analysis shows these companies are in the same general field as Abbott Laboratories, even though they may not compete head-to-head.
These are the largest companies by revenue. However, they may not have the largest market share in this industry if they have diversified into other business lines.
The "Competition" section of a business plan or investment memorandum would start by analyzing the information about these companies.
Competitive advantage comes from offering better pricing or superior products/service.
These companies are similar in business line and location to Abbott Laboratories.
While some companies compete with neighboring businesses for customers, other companies may compete to attract skilled employees.
These companies are in the same general field as Abbott Laboratories and are rapidly expanding. Companies may grow organically or through acquisition. In some cases apparently high growth rates may be caused by data that weren't available in previous years.