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MERCK LTD vs NOVARTIS - Comparison Results

MERCK LTD    Change

Merck, the Indian arm of Merck KgaA (Germany), is a relatively smaller player among MNC pharma majors in the country. Merck has two business segments namely Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals. The pharmaceutical business, accounting for 68% of total sales... More

NOVARTIS 
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Novartis is a 76% subsidiary of Novartis AG - Switzerland and has a countrywide presence in the healthcare business. While pharmaceuticals contributes 70% to total revenues (FY10), generics (6%), consumer healthcare i.e. OTC (14%) and animal health (... More

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Current Valuations

    MERCK LTD NOVARTIS MERCK LTD/
NOVARTIS
 
P/E (TTM) x 38.7 268.3 14.4% View Chart
P/BV x 5.1 22.9 22.3% View Chart
Dividend Yield % 0.6 1.6 34.8%  

Financials

 MERCK LTD   NOVARTIS
EQUITY SHARE DATA
    MERCK LTD
Dec-16
NOVARTIS
Mar-17
MERCK LTD/
NOVARTIS
5-Yr Chart
Click to enlarge
High Rs1,060855 124.0%   
Low Rs623666 93.6%   
Sales per share (Unadj.) Rs632.4219.0 288.7%  
Earnings per share (Unadj.) Rs45.719.1 239.4%  
Cash flow per share (Unadj.) Rs62.320.3 307.0%  
Dividends per share (Unadj.) Rs11.0010.00 110.0%  
Dividend yield (eoy) %1.31.3 99.4%  
Book value per share (Unadj.) Rs388.8307.0 126.7%  
Shares outstanding (eoy) m16.6029.96 55.4%   
Bonus/Rights/Conversions ---  
Price / Sales ratio x1.33.5 38.3%   
Avg P/E ratio x18.439.8 46.2%  
P/CF ratio (eoy) x13.537.5 36.1%  
Price / Book Value ratio x2.22.5 87.4%  
Dividend payout %24.152.4 46.0%   
Avg Mkt Cap Rs m13,96922,779 61.3%   
No. of employees `0001.60.7 234.9%   
Total wages/salary Rs m1,4871,393 106.7%   
Avg. sales/employee Rs Th6,631.99,736.2 68.1%   
Avg. wages/employee Rs Th939.22,066.8 45.4%   
Avg. net profit/employee Rs Th479.4849.0 56.5%   
INCOME DATA
Net Sales Rs m10,4986,562 160.0%  
Other income Rs m242702 34.6%   
Total revenues Rs m10,7417,264 147.9%   
Gross profit Rs m1,135259 438.5%  
Depreciation Rs m27636 767.4%   
Interest Rs m07 0.0%   
Profit before tax Rs m1,102917 120.2%   
Minority Interest Rs m00-   
Prior Period Items Rs m00-   
Extraordinary Inc (Exp) Rs m00-   
Tax Rs m343345 99.5%   
Profit after tax Rs m759572 132.6%  
Gross profit margin %10.83.9 274.1%  
Effective tax rate %31.137.6 82.8%   
Net profit margin %7.28.7 82.9%  
BALANCE SHEET DATA
Current assets Rs m6,4109,731 65.9%   
Current liabilities Rs m8,8281,830 482.3%   
Net working cap to sales %-23.0120.4 -19.1%  
Current ratio x0.75.3 13.7%  
Inventory Days Days5849 118.5%  
Debtors Days Days3825 152.6%  
Net fixed assets Rs m1,40657 2,458.7%   
Share capital Rs m166141 118.0%   
"Free" reserves Rs m6,2869,056 69.4%   
Net worth Rs m6,4559,196 70.2%   
Long term debt Rs m00-   
Total assets Rs m8,82811,499 76.8%  
Interest coverage xNM128.4-  
Debt to equity ratio x00-  
Sales to assets ratio x1.20.6 208.4%   
Return on assets %8.65.0 170.6%  
Return on equity %11.86.2 189.0%  
Return on capital %17.110.1 169.9%  
Exports to sales %8.30-   
Imports to sales %21.00-   
Exports (fob) Rs m869NA-   
Imports (cif) Rs m2,209NA-   
Fx inflow Rs m959129 743.8%   
Fx outflow Rs m2,6121,734 150.6%   
Net fx Rs m-1,653-1,605 103.0%   
CASH FLOW
From Operations Rs m1,070-380 -282.1%  
From Investments Rs m-7504,208 -17.8%  
From Financial Activity Rs m-150-3,318 4.5%  
Net Cashflow Rs m171510 33.5%  

Share Holding

Indian Promoters % 0.0 0.0 -  
Foreign collaborators % 51.8 75.0 69.1%  
Indian inst/Mut Fund % 18.2 2.0 910.0%  
FIIs % 1.0 1.6 62.5%  
ADR/GDR % 0.0 0.0 -  
Free float % 29.1 21.5 135.3%  
Shareholders   28,591 41,647 68.7%  
Pledged promoter(s) holding % 0.0 0.0 -  
NM: Not Meaningful
Source: Company Annual Reports, Regulatory Filings, Equitymaster

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