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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
    QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021
OR
    TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                                    to                                   
Commission File Number: 001-35565
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AbbVie Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
32-0375147
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. employer identification number)
1 North Waukegan Road
North ChicagoIllinois 60064-6400
Telephone: (847) 932-7900
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.        Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).        Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large Accelerated Filer
Accelerated Filer
Non-Accelerated FilerSmaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).        Yes No
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareABBVNew York Stock Exchange
Chicago Stock Exchange
1.500% Senior Notes due 2023ABBV23BNew York Stock Exchange
1.375% Senior Notes due 2024ABBV24New York Stock Exchange
1.250% Senior Notes due 2024ABBV24BNew York Stock Exchange
0.750% Senior Notes due 2027ABBV27New York Stock Exchange
2.125% Senior Notes due 2028ABBV28New York Stock Exchange
2.625% Senior Notes due 2028ABBV28BNew York Stock Exchange
2.125% Senior Notes due 2029ABBV29New York Stock Exchange
1.250% Senior Notes due 2031ABBV31New York Stock Exchange
As of October 25, 2021, AbbVie Inc. had 1,767,880,465 shares of common stock at $0.01 par value outstanding.



AbbVie Inc. and Subsidiaries
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
AbbVie Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings (unaudited)

Three months ended
September 30,
Nine months ended
September 30,
(in millions, except per share data)2021202020212020
Net revenues$14,342 $12,902 $41,311 $31,946 
Cost of products sold4,390 5,050 13,126 10,703 
Selling, general and administrative3,083 2,846 9,089 8,068 
Research and development1,673 1,706 5,257 4,667 
Acquired in-process research and development390 45 557 898 
Other operating expense, net500  432  
Total operating costs and expenses10,036 9,647 28,461 24,336 
Operating earnings4,306 3,255 12,850 7,610 
Interest expense, net585 620 1,813 1,662 
Net foreign exchange loss12 20 35 54 
Other expense, net21 115 2,284 989 
Earnings before income tax expense3,688 2,500 8,718 4,905 
Income tax expense508 187 1,214 321 
Net earnings3,180 2,313 7,504 4,584 
Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest1 5 6 4 
Net earnings attributable to AbbVie Inc.$3,179 $2,308 $7,498 $4,580 
Per share data
Basic earnings per share attributable to AbbVie Inc.$1.78 $1.30 $4.21 $2.78 
Diluted earnings per share attributable to AbbVie Inc.$1.78 $1.29 $4.19 $2.77 
Weighted-average basic shares outstanding1,770 1,769 1,769 1,633 
Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding1,777 1,774 1,776 1,637 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
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AbbVie Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (unaudited)

Three months ended
September 30,
Nine months ended
September 30,
(in millions)2021202020212020
Net earnings$3,180 $2,313 $7,504 $4,584 
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax expense (benefit) of $(8) for the three months and $(32) for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and $15 for the three months and $11 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020
(361)512 (794)726 
Net investment hedging activities, net of tax expense (benefit) of $51 for the three months and $123 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and $(85) for the three months and $(125) for the nine months ended September 30, 2020
184 (314)444 (455)
Pension and post-employment benefits, net of tax expense (benefit) of $17 for the three months and $50 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and $10 for the three months and $37 for nine months ended September 30, 2020
67 35 196 134 
Cash flow hedging activities, net of tax expense (benefit) of $13 for the three months and $16 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and $(9) for the three months and $(13) for the nine months ended September 30, 2020
57 (57)115 (68)
Other comprehensive income (loss)(53)176 (39)337 
Comprehensive income3,127 2,489 7,465 4,921 
Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest1 5 6 4 
Comprehensive income attributable to AbbVie Inc.$3,126 $2,484 $7,459 $4,917 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.




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AbbVie Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in millions, except share data)September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
(unaudited)
Assets
Current assets
Cash and equivalents$12,182 $8,449 
Short-term investments67 30 
Accounts receivable, net9,281 8,822 
Inventories3,094 3,310 
Prepaid expenses and other4,333 3,562 
Total current assets28,957 24,173 
Investments272 293 
Property and equipment, net5,130 5,248 
Intangible assets, net77,456 82,876 
Goodwill32,296 33,124 
Other assets4,747 4,851 
Total assets$148,858 $150,565 
Liabilities and Equity
Current liabilities
Short-term borrowings$16 $34 
Current portion of long-term debt and finance lease obligations6,656 8,468 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities21,861 20,159 
Total current liabilities28,533 28,661 
Long-term debt and finance lease obligations74,049 77,554 
Deferred income taxes3,602 3,646 
Other long-term liabilities29,097 27,607 
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 4,000,000,000 shares authorized, 1,801,781,004 shares issued as of September 30, 2021 and 1,792,140,764 as of December 31, 2020
18 18 
Common stock held in treasury, at cost, 33,974,112 shares as of September 30, 2021 and 27,007,945 as of December 31, 2020
(3,020)(2,264)
Additional paid-in capital18,108 17,384 
Retained earnings1,600 1,055 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(3,156)(3,117)
Total stockholders' equity13,550 13,076 
Noncontrolling interest27 21 
Total equity13,577 13,097 
Total liabilities and equity$148,858 $150,565 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity (unaudited)

(in millions)Common shares outstandingCommon stockTreasury stockAdditional paid-in capitalRetained earningsAccumulated other comprehensive lossNoncontrolling interestTotal
Balance at June 30, 20201,764 $18 $(1,958)$16,953 $3,130 $(3,435)$24 $14,732 
Net earnings attributable to AbbVie Inc.—    2,308   2,308 
Other comprehensive income, net of tax—     176  176 
Dividends declared—    (2,103)  (2,103)
Purchases of treasury stock  (20)    (20)
Stock-based compensation plans and other1  6 195    201 
Change in noncontrolling interest—      (5)(5)
Balance at September 30, 20201,765 $18 $(1,972)$17,148 $3,335 $(3,259)$19 $15,289 
Balance at June 30, 20211,767 $18 $(3,022)$17,936 $740 $(3,103)$25 $12,594 
Net earnings attributable to AbbVie Inc.—    3,179   3,179 
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax—     (53) (53)
Dividends declared—    (2,319)  (2,319)
Purchases of treasury stock  (6)    (6)
Stock-based compensation plans and other1  8 172    180 
Change in noncontrolling interest—      2 2 
Balance at September 30, 20211,768 $18 $(3,020)$18,108 $1,600 $(3,156)$27 $13,577 
Balance at December 31, 20191,479 $18 $(24,504)$15,193 $4,717 $(3,596)$ $(8,172)
Net earnings attributable to AbbVie Inc.—    4,580   4,580 
Other comprehensive income, net of tax—     337  337 
Dividends declared—    (5,962)  (5,962)
Common shares and equity awards issued for acquisition of Allergan plc
286  23,166 1,243    24,409 
Purchases of treasury stock(7) (682)    (682)
Stock-based compensation plans and other7  48 712    760 
Change in noncontrolling interest—      19 19 
Balance at September 30, 20201,765 $18 $(1,972)$17,148 $3,335 $(3,259)$19 $15,289 
Balance at December 31, 20201,765 $18 $(2,264)$17,384 $1,055 $(3,117)$21 $13,097 
Net earnings attributable to AbbVie Inc.—    7,498   7,498 
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax—     (39) (39)
Dividends declared—    (6,953)