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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.52
MRK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. MRK: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MRK' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.68 Max: 2.45
Current: 0.52
0.32
2.45
Equity to Asset 0.45
MRK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. MRK: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MRK' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.45
0.34
0.53
Interest Coverage 11.47
MRK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 101.94 vs. MRK: 11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MRK' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.14  Med: 9.88 Max: 20.13
Current: 11.47
4.14
20.13
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.37
M-Score: -2.56
WACC vs ROIC
7.80%
11.32%
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 (%) 19.60
MRK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. MRK: 19.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MRK' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.43  Med: 16.45 Max: 21.86
Current: 19.6
6.43
21.86
Net-margin (%) 13.76
MRK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.89 vs. MRK: 13.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MRK' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.87  Med: 13.3 Max: 47.03
Current: 13.76
1.87
47.03
ROE (%) 12.41
MRK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. MRK: 12.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MRK' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 14.91 Max: 42.27
Current: 12.41
1.51
42.27
ROA (%) 5.53
MRK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. MRK: 5.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MRK' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 6.5 Max: 16.34
Current: 5.53
0.79
16.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 55.82
MRK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. MRK: 55.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MRK' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.88  Med: 43.35 Max: 105.49
Current: 55.82
10.88
105.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.30
MRK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. MRK: -3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MRK' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.5  Med: 2.3 Max: 21.4
Current: -3.3
-16.5
21.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -6.40
MRK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. MRK: -6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MRK' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.6  Med: -2 Max: 44.8
Current: -6.4
-17.6
44.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.90
MRK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. MRK: -7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MRK' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.3  Med: 6.7 Max: 73.8
Current: -7.9
-29.3
73.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

MRK Guru Trades in Q1 2016

David Dreman 710 sh (New)
John Burbank 1,370,117 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 921,365 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 714,430 sh (+1661.37%)
First Eagle Investment 16,090 sh (+106.55%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,248,557 sh (+65.71%)
Ray Dalio 210,746 sh (+34.88%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,992,800 sh (+7.27%)
Murray Stahl 45,497 sh (+5.73%)
John Buckingham 25,885 sh (+4.95%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 26,663,511 sh (+0.03%)
David Carlson 250,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 3,836 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 259,400 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 153,303 sh (-0.07%)
Dodge & Cox 24,543,704 sh (-0.08%)
Charles Brandes 3,000,058 sh (-0.42%)
Ken Fisher 6,698,235 sh (-1.82%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,894 sh (-2.00%)
Kahn Brothers 985,419 sh (-2.52%)
Mairs and Power 101,850 sh (-2.66%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 149,400 sh (-3.24%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 48,728,100 sh (-3.46%)
Pioneer Investments 925,463 sh (-6.51%)
Richard Snow 911,027 sh (-8.76%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 501,558 sh (-13.35%)
Mario Gabelli 118,145 sh (-15.38%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,702,900 sh (-16.17%)
Jim Simons 484,334 sh (-72.36%)
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Q2 2016

MRK Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Tom Gayner 5,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,926,534 sh (+504.24%)
Richard Pzena 1,415,390 sh (+53.62%)
Ray Dalio 251,546 sh (+19.36%)
Ken Fisher 6,759,345 sh (+0.91%)
Mairs and Power 102,164 sh (+0.31%)
David Dreman 710 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 153,303 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 259,400 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 45,497 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 250,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 26,516,070 sh (-0.55%)
Dodge & Cox 24,372,814 sh (-0.70%)
John Buckingham 25,676 sh (-0.81%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,967,700 sh (-0.84%)
Kahn Brothers 964,925 sh (-2.08%)
Pioneer Investments 901,916 sh (-2.54%)
Charles Brandes 2,891,914 sh (-3.60%)
Mario Gabelli 113,505 sh (-3.93%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 46,499,820 sh (-4.57%)
Richard Snow 848,738 sh (-6.84%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,981 sh (-18.66%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 404,399 sh (-19.37%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,500,000 sh (-25.58%)
First Eagle Investment 7,790 sh (-51.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 540,222 sh (-56.73%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,900 sh (-99.45%)
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Q3 2016

MRK Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jeremy Grantham 7,500 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 683,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 179,800 sh (New)
Tweedy Browne 3,306 sh (New)
Samuel Isaly 247,081 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 612,800 sh (+15612.82%)
David Carlson 275,000 sh (+10.00%)
Ken Fisher 6,817,544 sh (+0.86%)
Murray Stahl 45,497 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 259,400 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 5,600 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 7,790 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 710 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 153,153 sh (-0.10%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,964,300 sh (-0.11%)
John Buckingham 25,560 sh (-0.45%)
Richard Pzena 1,408,678 sh (-0.47%)
Kahn Brothers 957,991 sh (-0.72%)
Charles Brandes 2,812,318 sh (-2.75%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,375,000 sh (-3.57%)
Mairs and Power 96,933 sh (-5.12%)
Mario Gabelli 107,405 sh (-5.37%)
Richard Snow 792,347 sh (-6.64%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 41,516,228 sh (-10.72%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 335,976 sh (-16.92%)
Dodge & Cox 18,327,311 sh (-24.80%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 18,581,032 sh (-29.93%)
Pioneer Investments 602,479 sh (-33.20%)
Joel Greenblatt 330,785 sh (-38.77%)
Jim Simons 1,303,400 sh (-55.46%)
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Q4 2016

MRK Guru Trades in Q4 2016

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,375,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 6,802,264 sh (-0.22%)
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Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Major    NAICS: 325412    SIC: 2834
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Merck & Co Inc is a health care company that delivers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products.

Merck & Co Inc was incorporated in New Jersey in 1970. The Company is a health care company that delivers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, which it markets directly and through its joint ventures. The Company's operations are managed on a products basis and are comprised of four operating segments, the Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Alliances and Healthcare Services segments. The Pharmaceutical segment is the only reportable segment. The Pharmaceutical segment includes human health pharmaceutical and vaccine products marketed either directly by the Company or through joint ventures. Human health pharmaceutical products consist of therapeutic and preventive agents, generally sold by prescription, for the treatment of human disorders. The Company sells these human health pharmaceutical products to drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and managed health care providers such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers and other institutions. Vaccine products consist of preventive pediatric, adolescent and adult vaccines, administered at physician offices. The Company sells these human health vaccines to physicians, wholesalers, physician distributors and government entities. The Company also has animal health operations that discover, develop, manufacture and market animal health products, including vaccines, which the Company sells to veterinarians, distributors and animal producers. The Alliances segment includes results from the Company's relationship with AstraZeneca LP until the termination of that relationship on June 30, 2014. The Company's Healthcare Services segment provides services and solutions that focus on engagement, health analytics and clinical services to improve the value of care delivered to patients. The Company's pharmaceutical products include therapeutic and preventive agents, generally sold by prescription, for the treatment of human disorders. Products within the Company's franchises are - Primary Care and Women's Health include Cardiovascular, Diabetes, and General Medicine and Women's Health; Hospital and Specialty include Hepatitis, HIV, Hospital Acute Care, and Immunology; Oncology includes Keytruda, Emend, Temodar, and Temodal; Diversified Brands includes Respiratory and Others; and Vaccines. The Animal Health segment discovers, develops, manufactures and markets animal health products, including vaccines. Principal products in this segment include - Livestock Products; Poultry Products; Companion Animal Products; and Aquaculture Products. The Company's competitors include other research-based pharmaceutical companies, smaller research companies with more limited therapeutic focus, generic drug manufacturers and animal health care companies.

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Merck Reports Triple-Combo Results The therapy achieved high success rates in clinical trials with hepatitis C patients
Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) announced through Business Wire on Nov. 14 that the “results from three phase 2 clinical trials evaluating MK-3682B (MK3682/grazoprevir/ruzasvir1), the company’s investigational all-oral, triple-combination regimen" for the treatment of patients who are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus, are ready to be presented at The Liver Meeting® 2016 Monday (C-CREST 1 & 2 Parts B and C) and Tuesday (C-SURGE). Read more...
Insiders Are Buying Hertz and Selling Merck Largest insider buys and sales of the week
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Merck: Promising Results From Immunotherapy Based on Keytruda Merck presented the results of two studies on the first-line treatment of advanced lung cancer
Very promising are the results of two studies on the first-line treatment of advanced lung cancer because of Keytruda (pembrolizumab), Merck's anti-PD-1 therapy, presented on Oct. 9 at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2016 Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Sanofi Sues Merck Over Patent Infringement Company trying to prevent further competition, reverse declining sales
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY) filed a lawsuit against Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) for supposed patent infringements last Friday. Read more...
Merck Will Hold Steady on Div Increase Despite Flat Revenue Growth A low-risk dividend for the short to mid term
From the price to sales point of view, Merck (NYSE:MRK) is one of the most expensive healthcare stocks, trading at nearly 4.5 times sales, more than you need to pay for Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) or Novartis (NYSE:NVS). Merck is possibly the only pharma major to see its stock price almost steadily rise in the last five years. It has more than doubled its price during that time, from under $30 in August 2011 to above $60 in August 2016. Read more...
Revenue and Earnings Higher for Merck in the Second Quarter Merck reports good second quarter results
Merck (NYSE:MRK) reported second quarter earnings on Friday, July 29. The Dow Jones Industrial Average component beat earnings estimates for both revenue and earnings per share. Revenue for the quarter was $9.84 billion, beating estimates by $60 million. Earnings per share for the quarter were 93 cents, beating estimates by 0.02 cents. Read more...
Merck CEO Sells 60,000 Company Shares Company's vice president sells 75,000 shares in 2 transactions
Kenneth Frazier (Insider Trades), CEO, president and chairman of Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK), sold 60,000 company shares at a per share price of $58.00 on July 5. The total transaction was $3.48 million. Read more...
Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier Sells 131,040 Shares Merck has 2 products recently approved by FDA
Kenneth Frazier (Insider Trades), CEO, president and chairman of Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK), sold 131,040 shares of the company on April 14. The average price per share was $56.11 for a total transaction cost of $7,352,654. Merck is a pharmaceuticals company that provides prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products worldwide. The company has a market cap of $155.49 billion and a P/S ratio of 3.97. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 31.89
MRK's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 27.62 vs. MRK: 31.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MRK' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.33  Med: 21.03 Max: 138.33
Current: 31.89
6.33
138.33
Forward P/E 15.67
MRK's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
51% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 15.95 vs. MRK: 15.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 31.89
MRK's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
57% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 27.66 vs. MRK: 31.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MRK' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.33  Med: 21.03 Max: 138.33
Current: 31.89
6.33
138.33
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 23.40
MRK's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 32.46 vs. MRK: 23.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
MRK' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 16.14 Max: 48.31
Current: 23.4
6.1
48.31
P/B 3.95
MRK's P/B is ranked lower than
65% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. MRK: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MRK' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.72  Med: 3.22 Max: 7.25
Current: 3.95
1.72
7.25
P/S 4.40
MRK's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. MRK: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MRK' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 3.32 Max: 5.48
Current: 4.4
2.02
5.48
PFCF 18.75
MRK's PFCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 21.43 vs. MRK: 18.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MRK' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.87  Med: 16.26 Max: 88.93
Current: 18.75
7.87
88.93
POCF 16.07
MRK's POCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 16.46 vs. MRK: 16.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MRK' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.67  Med: 13.72 Max: 35.85
Current: 16.07
6.67
35.85
EV-to-EBIT 23.95
MRK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 20.56 vs. MRK: 23.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MRK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.9  Med: 15.2 Max: 52.6
Current: 23.95
4.9
52.6
EV-to-EBITDA 13.45
MRK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
64% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 17.22 vs. MRK: 13.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MRK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 8.85 Max: 20.4
Current: 13.45
4.2
20.4
PEG 3.48
MRK's PEG is ranked lower than
67% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. MRK: 3.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MRK' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 3.34 Max: 28.55
Current: 3.48
0.52
28.55
Shiller P/E 27.11
MRK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 44.99 vs. MRK: 27.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MRK' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 16.71 Max: 28.13
Current: 27.11
8.3
28.13
Current Ratio 1.89
MRK's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. MRK: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MRK' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 1.6 Max: 3.7
Current: 1.89
1.07
3.7
Quick Ratio 1.56
MRK's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. MRK: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MRK' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.28 Max: 3.44
Current: 1.56
0.8
3.44
Days Inventory 142.77
MRK's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
63% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 114.19 vs. MRK: 142.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MRK' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 104.23  Med: 134.25 Max: 205.16
Current: 142.77
104.23
205.16
Days Sales Outstanding 67.35
MRK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 75.25 vs. MRK: 67.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MRK' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.5  Med: 58.77 Max: 87.87
Current: 67.35
44.5
87.87
Days Payable 62.85
MRK's Days Payable is ranked lower than
57% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 71.85 vs. MRK: 62.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MRK' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.2  Med: 44.78 Max: 90.81
Current: 62.85
30.2
90.81

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.95
MRK's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
78% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. MRK: 2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MRK' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.51  Med: 3.7 Max: 6.68
Current: 2.95
2.51
6.68
Dividend Payout 0.94
MRK's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
80% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. MRK: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MRK' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.77 Max: 5.43
Current: 0.94
0.27
5.43
Dividend Growth (3y) 2.30
MRK's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
64% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. MRK: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
MRK' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.8 Max: 14.8
Current: 2.3
0
14.8
Forward Dividend Yield 3.12
MRK's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. MRK: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.69
MRK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. MRK: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MRK' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.01  Med: 4.44 Max: 8.01
Current: 3.69
3.01
8.01
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.80
MRK's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: -4.40 vs. MRK: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MRK' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13  Med: 1.1 Max: 2.8
Current: 2.8
-13
2.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 34.83
MRK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
98% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. MRK: 34.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MRK' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.19  Med: 12.79 Max: 3112.5
Current: 34.83
3.19
3112.5
Price/Projected FCF 1.45
MRK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. MRK: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MRK' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.24 Max: 3.04
Current: 1.45
0.75
3.04
Price/Median PS Value 1.33
MRK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. MRK: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MRK' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.19 Max: 1.96
Current: 1.33
0.64
1.96
Price/Graham Number 7.05
MRK's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
94% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. MRK: 7.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MRK' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 3.93 Max: 31.92
Current: 7.05
1.09
31.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.18
MRK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MRK: 4.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MRK' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 6.6 Max: 20.6
Current: 4.18
1.9
20.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 8.24
MRK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 8.63 vs. MRK: 8.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MRK' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.7  Med: 7.2 Max: 22.2
Current: 8.24
-5.7
22.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $39,907
EPS (TTM) $ 1.95
Beta0.83
Short Percentage of Float0.63%
52-Week Range $47.97 - 65.46
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2,757.14

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 39,850 40,132 41,290 41,889
EPS ($) 3.72 3.89 4.23 4.24
EPS w/o NRI ($) 3.72 3.89 4.23 4.24
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
4.48%
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.83 1.85 1.86
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