The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is a useful measure of growth over multiple time periods.
It can be thought of as the growth rate that gets you from the initial value to the ending value if you assume that the sales has been compounding over the time period.
In pharmaceutical industry it’s play vital tricks – We talk about quite often
“the projected pharmaceutical revenue growth rate in form of the CAGR (compound annual growth rate) from 2012 to 2017, by region. During this period, the projected growth rate for the industry is 12.7 percent for Middle East or 3.5%”
CAGR is important term which marketing / global pharma marketing person should understand. We have demonstrated the working below – how exactly it should be done in excel sheet.