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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.93
LTS:0O14's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. LTS:0O14: 0.93 )
LTS:0O14' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.59   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.93

Equity to Asset 0.45
LTS:0O14's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. LTS:0O14: 0.45 )
LTS:0O14' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.45

0.27
0.61
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.03
M-Score: -2.47
WACC vs ROIC
7.45%
22.18%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 15.87
LTS:0O14's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 10.08 vs. LTS:0O14: 15.87 )
LTS:0O14' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.84   Max: 19.54
Current: 15.87

2.84
19.54
Net-margin (%) 10.70
LTS:0O14's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 7.46 vs. LTS:0O14: 10.70 )
LTS:0O14' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.91   Max: 49.88
Current: 10.7

2.91
49.88
ROE (%) 21.24
LTS:0O14's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 8.08 vs. LTS:0O14: 21.24 )
LTS:0O14' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.97   Max: 56.87
Current: 21.24

3.97
56.87
ROA (%) 10.77
LTS:0O14's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. LTS:0O14: 10.77 )
LTS:0O14' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 30.58
Current: 10.77

2.33
30.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 98.61
LTS:0O14's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. LTS:0O14: 98.61 )
LTS:0O14' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.06   Max: 53.26
Current: 98.61

8.06
53.26
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.80
LTS:0O14's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. LTS:0O14: 3.80 )
LTS:0O14' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 15.8
Current: 3.8

0
15.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.60
LTS:0O14's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. LTS:0O14: 4.60 )
LTS:0O14' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 13.4
Current: 4.6

0
13.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 23.30
LTS:0O14's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. LTS:0O14: 23.30 )
LTS:0O14' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.8   Max: 66.3
Current: 23.3

-30.8
66.3
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.70
0O14's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 60.40 vs. 0O14: 18.70 )
0O14' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.8   Max: 51.84
Current: 18.7

13.8
51.84
Forward P/E 20.28
0O14's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. 0O14: 20.28 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.70
0O14's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 59.00 vs. 0O14: 18.70 )
0O14' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.8   Max: 51.94
Current: 18.7

13.8
51.94
P/B 1.14
0O14's P/B is ranked higher than
92% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. 0O14: 1.14 )
0O14' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.22
Current: 1.14

0.36
1.22
P/S 3.98
0O14's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. 0O14: 3.98 )
0O14' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 3.93
Current: 3.98

0.59
3.93
PFCF 21.69
0O14's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. 0O14: 21.69 )
0O14' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.13   Max: 24.05
Current: 21.69

7.13
24.05
POCF 16.68
0O14's POCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 45.00 vs. 0O14: 16.68 )
0O14' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.87   Max: 17.86
Current: 16.68

5.87
17.86
EV-to-EBIT 4.10
0O14's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 43.18 vs. 0O14: 4.10 )
0O14' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 25.7
Current: 4.1

2.9
25.7
Current Ratio 1.59
0O14's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. 0O14: 1.59 )
0O14' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.59

0.85
2.24
Quick Ratio 1.34
0O14's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. 0O14: 1.34 )
0O14' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.62
Current: 1.34

0.53
1.62
Days Inventory 86.53
0O14's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
84% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 141.66 vs. 0O14: 86.53 )
0O14' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 162.19   Max: 272.47
Current: 86.53

162.19
272.47
Days Sales Outstanding 36.18
0O14's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 89.68 vs. 0O14: 36.18 )
0O14' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 58.87   Max: 102.54
Current: 36.18

58.87
102.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.95
0O14's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. 0O14: 0.95 )
0O14' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 2.19
Current: 0.95

0.85
2.19
Dividend Payout 0.36
0O14's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. 0O14: 0.36 )
0O14' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.79
Current: 0.36

0.25
1.79
Dividend growth (3y) 15.00
0O14's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. 0O14: 15.00 )
0O14' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 32.2
Current: 15

0
32.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.02
0O14's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. 0O14: 1.02 )
0O14' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 2.32
Current: 1.02

0.9
2.32

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 39.20
0O14's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. 0O14: 39.20 )
0O14' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 24.9
Current: 39.2

1.41
24.9
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
0O14's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. 0O14: 2.00 )
0O14' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 1.74
Current: 2

1.05
1.74
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
0O14's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. 0O14: 1.20 )
0O14' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.13
Current: 1.2

0.26
1.13
Price/Graham Number 4.50
0O14's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. 0O14: 4.50 )
0O14' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 4.64
Current: 4.5

0.48
4.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 24.40
0O14's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1156 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. 0O14: 24.40 )
0O14' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 34.9
Current: 24.4

3.9
34.9

Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic
Compare:LSE:0NZZ, TKPYY, TEVA, AGN, FRX » details
Traded in other countries:MKGAY.USA, MKGAF.USA, MER.Switzerland, MRK.Germany,
Merck KGaA is a pharmaceutical and chemical company. It operates as a manufacturer of standard and specialty chemicals for the laboratory and industry. he Company researches drugs in the areas oncology and neurodegenerative as well as autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The Company operate its businesses in four divisions: Merck Serono (prescription medicines), Consumer Health (over-the-counter pharmaceuticals), Performance Materials (high-tech chemicals) and Merck Millipore (products for pharmaceutical research and biotechnology).:. Within the Merck Serono division, the Company researches on therapeutic areas and prescription drugs of chemical and biotechnological origin. The Consumer Health division comprises the over-the-counter products for preventive health care and self-treatment of minor ailments. The Merck Serono and Consumer Health divisions form together the Company's Pharmaceutical business sector. The Merck Millipore division comprises the activities of the Millipore Corporation. The Performance Materials division consists mainly of the Liquid Crystals and Pigments & Cosmetics business units. The Company also markets cardiovascular, fertility, endocrinology, and over-the-counter products as well as products for flat screens and the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics, packaging, and coatings.
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