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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.68
NVS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. NVS: 0.68 )
NVS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 3.39
Current: 0.68

0.25
3.39
Equity to Asset 0.56
NVS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. NVS: 0.56 )
NVS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.56

0.51
0.65
Interest Coverage 15.75
NVS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 133.58 vs. NVS: 15.75 )
NVS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 13.56   Max: 30.91
Current: 15.75

13.56
30.91
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.20
M-Score: -2.81
WACC vs ROIC
8.29%
11.63%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 20.91
NVS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 9.84 vs. NVS: 20.91 )
NVS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 17.81   Max: 24.34
Current: 20.91

17.81
24.34
Net-margin (%) 39.05
NVS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.55 vs. NVS: 39.05 )
NVS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 15.35   Max: 31.38
Current: 39.05

15.35
31.38
ROE (%) 29.05
NVS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. NVS: 29.05 )
NVS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.6   Max: 25.73
Current: 29.05

12.6
25.73
ROA (%) 16.39
NVS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 4.53 vs. NVS: 16.39 )
NVS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.21   Max: 16.18
Current: 16.39

7.21
16.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 54.59
NVS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 15.83 vs. NVS: 54.59 )
NVS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 38.42   Max: 74.09
Current: 54.59

38.42
74.09
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.00
NVS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. NVS: -2.00 )
NVS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.9   Max: 73.5
Current: -2

-3.9
73.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.40
NVS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 879 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. NVS: 5.40 )
NVS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7   Max: 82.8
Current: 5.4

-7
82.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.00
NVS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. NVS: 6.00 )
NVS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.2   Max: 82.2
Current: 6

-7.2
82.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

NVS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 180,000 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 51,102,219 sh (+10.04%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 332,704 sh (+5.85%)
Ken Fisher 5,969,963 sh (+1.37%)
Pioneer Investments 86,323 sh (+1.08%)
RS Investment Management 76,745 sh (+0.26%)
Murray Stahl 29,425 sh (+0.23%)
Steven Cohen 69,500 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 4,105 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 13,060 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 23,846,236 sh (-0.70%)
Tweedy Browne 288,825 sh (-0.92%)
John Buckingham 83,941 sh (-1.45%)
Sarah Ketterer 320,852 sh (-1.98%)
John Hussman 214,000 sh (-3.25%)
Mario Gabelli 10,240 sh (-4.66%)
Kahn Brothers 26,368 sh (-6.06%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 649,519 sh (-71.80%)
Jim Simons 14,000 sh (-85.42%)
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Q3 2014

NVS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ruane Cunniff 7,772 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 272,570 sh (New)
Jim Simons 285,900 sh (+1942.14%)
Kahn Brothers 30,368 sh (+15.17%)
Bill Frels 4,331 sh (+5.51%)
Sarah Ketterer 334,171 sh (+4.15%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 344,881 sh (+3.66%)
Ken Fisher 6,015,233 sh (+0.76%)
John Buckingham 84,337 sh (+0.47%)
Murray Stahl 29,425 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 86,502 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 214,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 50,905,449 sh (-0.39%)
Mario Gabelli 10,190 sh (-0.49%)
First Eagle Investment 12,848 sh (-1.62%)
Tweedy Browne 283,983 sh (-1.68%)
PRIMECAP Management 22,239,448 sh (-6.74%)
RS Investment Management 59,008 sh (-23.11%)
Steven Cohen 21,400 sh (-69.21%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 9,646 sh (-98.51%)
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Q4 2014

NVS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 860,800 sh (+201.08%)
Lee Ainslie 519,369 sh (+90.55%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 358,674 sh (+4.00%)
Kahn Brothers 30,968 sh (+1.98%)
Sarah Ketterer 336,278 sh (+0.63%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 9,665 sh (+0.20%)
First Eagle Investment 12,848 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Ken Fisher 6,007,365 sh (-0.13%)
Murray Stahl 29,367 sh (-0.20%)
PRIMECAP Management 22,168,678 sh (-0.32%)
Dodge & Cox 50,324,645 sh (-1.14%)
Bill Frels 4,280 sh (-1.18%)
John Buckingham 82,902 sh (-1.70%)
Pioneer Investments 82,942 sh (-4.12%)
Mario Gabelli 9,590 sh (-5.89%)
Tweedy Browne 266,037 sh (-6.32%)
John Hussman 164,000 sh (-23.36%)
RS Investment Management 3,000 sh (-94.92%)
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Q1 2015

NVS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 1,227,898 sh (+42.65%)
Mario Gabelli 9,840 sh (+2.61%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 361,795 sh (+0.87%)
PRIMECAP Management 22,176,613 sh (+0.04%)
First Eagle Investment 12,848 sh (unchged)
Kahn Brothers 30,968 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 82,942 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Ken Fisher 5,990,224 sh (-0.29%)
Dodge & Cox 50,032,795 sh (-0.58%)
Tweedy Browne 260,217 sh (-2.19%)
Bill Frels 4,080 sh (-4.67%)
RS Investment Management 2,825 sh (-5.83%)
Murray Stahl 27,550 sh (-6.19%)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (-8.54%)
Sarah Ketterer 222,652 sh (-33.79%)
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 25.40
NVS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 58.60 vs. NVS: 25.40 )
NVS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.87   Max: 26.66
Current: 25.4

7.87
26.66
Forward P/E 18.90
NVS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NVS: 18.90 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.60
NVS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 57.50 vs. NVS: 22.60 )
NVS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.63   Max: 24.89
Current: 22.6

10.63
24.89
P/B 3.10
NVS's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. NVS: 3.10 )
NVS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 4.14
Current: 3.1

1.69
4.14
P/S 4.70
NVS's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. NVS: 4.70 )
NVS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 4.92
Current: 4.7

1.89
4.92
PFCF 24.00
NVS's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 701.67 vs. NVS: 24.00 )
NVS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.03   Max: 26.79
Current: 24

7.03
26.79
POCF 17.80
NVS's POCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 42.21 vs. NVS: 17.80 )
NVS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.75   Max: 19.28
Current: 17.8

5.75
19.28
EV-to-EBIT 21.40
NVS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 41.19 vs. NVS: 21.40 )
NVS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 23.2
Current: 21.4

8.9
23.2
Shiller P/E 24.60
NVS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NVS: 24.60 )
NVS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.22   Max: 25.93
Current: 24.6

9.22
25.93
Current Ratio 1.39
NVS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NVS: 1.39 )
NVS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 2.83
Current: 1.39

1.04
2.83
Quick Ratio 1.17
NVS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NVS: 1.17 )
NVS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 2.48
Current: 1.17

0.78
2.48
Days Inventory 140.32
NVS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
70% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 145.57 vs. NVS: 140.32 )
NVS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 117.86   Max: 297.21
Current: 140.32

117.86
297.21
Days Sales Outstanding 62.95
NVS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 91.38 vs. NVS: 62.95 )
NVS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 53.85   Max: 79.16
Current: 62.95

53.85
79.16

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.50
NVS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
93% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. NVS: 2.50 )
NVS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.47   Max: 5.11
Current: 2.5

1.47
5.11
Dividend Payout 0.63
NVS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
93% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NVS: 0.63 )
NVS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.63

0.22
0.67
Dividend growth (3y) 6.80
NVS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. NVS: 6.80 )
NVS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 18.5
Current: 6.8

0
18.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.64
NVS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
94% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. NVS: 3.64 )
NVS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.14   Max: 7.44
Current: 3.64

2.14
7.44
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
NVS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. NVS: -0.20 )
NVS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 41.9   Max: -2.5
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 27.90
NVS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
60% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. NVS: 27.90 )
NVS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 35.33
Current: 27.9

0.16
35.33
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
NVS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NVS: 1.60 )
NVS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.6

0.76
1.53
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
NVS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. NVS: 1.60 )
NVS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.69
Current: 1.6

0.75
1.69
Price/Graham Number 3.80
NVS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. NVS: 3.80 )
NVS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 4.84
Current: 3.8

0.07
4.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.60
NVS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. NVS: 4.60 )
NVS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 11.3
Current: 4.6

4.3
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.66
NVS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 8.55 vs. NVS: 1.66 )
NVS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 81.5
Current: 1.66

1.3
81.5

Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Major
Compare:GSK, JNJ, PFE, RHHBY, ABT » details
Traded in other countries:0HKE.UK, NOVN.Switzerland, NVSEF.USA, NOT.Germany, NOTA.Germany, NVS N.Mexico, NVS.Argentina, NOVNEE.Switzerland,
Novartis AG was incorporated on February 29, 1996 under the Swiss laws. On December 20, 1996, its predecessor companies, Ciba-Geigy AG and Sandoz AG, merged into this new entity, creating Novartis. The Company is engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of healthcare and pharmaceuticals products. The Company's portfolio includes innovative medicines, eye care, cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals, preventive vaccines and diagnostic tools, over-the-counter and animal health products. The Company's wholly-owned businesses are organized into six global operating divisions, and they report teir results in the following five segments; Pharmaceuticals: Innovative patent-protected prescription medicines, Alcon: Surgical, ophthalmic pharmaceutical and vision care products, Sandoz: Generic pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Diagnostics: Preventive human vaccines and blood testing diagnostics, Consumer Health: OTC (over-the-counter medicines) and Animal Health. The Pharmaceuticals division researches, develops, manufactures, distributes and sells patented prescription medicines and is organized in the following business franchises: Primary Care, consisting of Primary Care medicines and Established Medicines; and Specialty Care, consisting of Ophthalmology, Neuroscience, Integrated Hospital Care, and Critical Care medicines. The manufacture of the products is complex and heavily regulated by governmental health authorities, which means that supply is never guaranteed. If the Company or its third party suppliers fail to comply with applicable regulations then there could be a product recall or other shutdown or disruption of its production activities. The Company is subject to the laws of Switzerland, in particular Swiss company and securities laws, and to the securities laws of the United States as applicable to foreign private issuers of securities.
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