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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.08
MKGAY's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 5.45 vs. MKGAY: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MKGAY' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 9999.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08
Equity to Asset 0.34
MKGAY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
85% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. MKGAY: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MKGAY' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.34
0.34
0.57
Interest Coverage 9.75
MKGAY's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 23.06 vs. MKGAY: 9.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MKGAY' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.13  Med: 4.71 Max: 21.55
Current: 9.75
3.13
21.55
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.75
M-Score: -2.24
WACC vs ROIC
7.71%
9.38%
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 : 8/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 16.43
MKGAY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. MKGAY: 16.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MKGAY' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.01  Med: 12.89 Max: 17.67
Current: 16.43
8.01
17.67
Net-margin (%) 10.57
MKGAY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 6.15 vs. MKGAY: 10.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MKGAY' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.86  Med: 7.79 Max: 49.88
Current: 10.57
4.86
49.88
ROE (%) 10.65
MKGAY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 7.16 vs. MKGAY: 10.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MKGAY' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.86  Med: 7.74 Max: 56.55
Current: 10.65
3.86
56.55
ROA (%) 4.24
MKGAY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. MKGAY: 4.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MKGAY' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.33  Med: 3.38 Max: 30.58
Current: 4.24
2.33
30.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 47.11
MKGAY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 14.16 vs. MKGAY: 47.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MKGAY' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.19  Med: 34.09 Max: 54.2
Current: 47.11
18.19
54.2
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.80
MKGAY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. MKGAY: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKGAY' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.6  Med: 4.80 Max: 13
Current: 4.8
-10.6
13
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.70
MKGAY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. MKGAY: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKGAY' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 9.00 Max: 13.3
Current: 11.7
1
13.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 25.10
MKGAY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. MKGAY: 25.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKGAY' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.7  Med: 23.30 Max: 66.4
Current: 25.1
-30.7
66.4
» MKGAY's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-06)


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Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic
Compare:NYSE:AGN, NYSE:TEVA, TSE:4502, BOM:524715, NYSE:ZTS, NAS:MYL » details
Traded in other countries:MRK.Germany, MER.Switzerland, 0O14.UK,
Merck KGaA is a pharmaceutical and chemical company. It produces prescription drugs, over-the-counter products and specialty products for the electronics, printing, coatings, cosmetics, food, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Merck KGaA is a pharmaceutical and chemical company founded in 1668 in Darmstadt. It operates as a manufacturer of standard and specialty chemicals for the laboratory and industry. The 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.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 27.46
MKGAY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 27.44 vs. MKGAY: 27.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MKGAY' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.19  Med: 26.88 Max: 52.43
Current: 27.46
10.19
52.43
Forward P/E 14.60
MKGAY's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 13.95 vs. MKGAY: 14.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.46
MKGAY's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
52% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 27.81 vs. MKGAY: 27.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MKGAY' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.19  Med: 26.89 Max: 51.95
Current: 27.46
10.19
51.95
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 5.40
MKGAY's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 33.19 vs. MKGAY: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
MKGAY' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.02  Med: 12.54 Max: 23.46
Current: 5.4
3.02
23.46
P/B 0.93
MKGAY's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. MKGAY: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MKGAY' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.05
Current: 0.93
0.35
1.05
P/S 1.77
MKGAY's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. MKGAY: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MKGAY' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.76 Max: 7.95
Current: 1.77
0.59
7.95
PFCF 20.50
MKGAY's PFCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 26.71 vs. MKGAY: 20.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MKGAY' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.13  Med: 15.01 Max: 88.72
Current: 20.5
7.13
88.72
POCF 12.65
MKGAY's POCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 17.71 vs. MKGAY: 12.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MKGAY' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.87  Med: 10.26 Max: 52.28
Current: 12.65
5.87
52.28
EV-to-EBIT 9.26
MKGAY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 19.64 vs. MKGAY: 9.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MKGAY' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 15.20 Max: 114.3
Current: 9.26
2.9
114.3
EV-to-EBITDA 5.27
MKGAY's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
94% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 16.81 vs. MKGAY: 5.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MKGAY' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 6.60 Max: 41.9
Current: 5.27
1.9
41.9
PEG 3.67
MKGAY's PEG is ranked lower than
69% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. MKGAY: 3.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MKGAY' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.67 Max: 4.14
Current: 3.67
0.21
4.14
Current Ratio 0.82
MKGAY's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MKGAY: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MKGAY' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.66 Max: 3.15
Current: 0.82
0.78
3.15
Quick Ratio 0.53
MKGAY's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. MKGAY: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MKGAY' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.23 Max: 2.81
Current: 0.53
0.5
2.81
Days Inventory 175.90
MKGAY's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
76% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 114.30 vs. MKGAY: 175.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MKGAY' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 162.19  Med: 205.91 Max: 249.59
Current: 175.9
162.19
249.59
Days Sales Outstanding 77.48
MKGAY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 74.15 vs. MKGAY: 77.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MKGAY' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 66.5  Med: 75.44 Max: 90.21
Current: 77.48
66.5
90.21
Days Payable 144.92
MKGAY's Days Payable is ranked higher than
83% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 71.47 vs. MKGAY: 144.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MKGAY' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 91.94  Med: 160.46 Max: 183.63
Current: 144.92
91.94
183.63

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.20
MKGAY's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MKGAY: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MKGAY' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.42 Max: 5.19
Current: 1.2
0.85
5.19
Dividend Payout 0.30
MKGAY's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
53% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. MKGAY: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MKGAY' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.31 Max: 5.77
Current: 0.3
0.88
5.77
Dividend Growth (3y) 10.10
MKGAY's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
58% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. MKGAY: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
MKGAY' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 32.2
Current: 10.1
0
32.2
Forward Dividend Yield 1.20
MKGAY's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. MKGAY: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.99
MKGAY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. MKGAY: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MKGAY' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.12  Med: 3.53 Max: 12.91
Current: 2.99
2.12
12.91

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.35
MKGAY's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. MKGAY: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MKGAY' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.30 Max: 1.52
Current: 0.35
0.29
1.52
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.57
MKGAY's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
81% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. MKGAY: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.01
MKGAY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. MKGAY: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MKGAY' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.99 Max: 4.43
Current: 1.01
0.36
4.43
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.89
MKGAY's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. MKGAY: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
MKGAY' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.62 Max: 4.07
Current: 1.89
0.44
4.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.85
MKGAY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. MKGAY: 10.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MKGAY' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 6.60 Max: 34.9
Current: 10.85
0.9
34.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 19.70
MKGAY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 8.36 vs. MKGAY: 19.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MKGAY' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.2  Med: 21.20 Max: 54.7
Current: 19.7
12.2
54.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $14,970
EPS (TTM) $ 1.22
Beta1.33
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $26.91 - 36.54
Shares Outstanding (Mil)387.77

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 16,080 16,581 17,004
EPS ($) 2.05 2.19 2.39
EPS without NRI ($) 2.05 2.19 2.39
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
10.04%
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