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Also traded in: Argentina, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, UK, USA

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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Cash to Debt 0.18
NVSEF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. NVSEF: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NVSEF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.23 Max: N/A
Current: 0.18
Equity to Asset 0.59
NVSEF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. NVSEF: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NVSEF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.59
0.51
0.65
Interest Coverage 13.69
NVSEF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
72% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 112.03 vs. NVSEF: 13.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NVSEF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.35  Med: 17.39 Max: 30.91
Current: 13.69
14.35
30.91
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.47
M-Score: -2.27
WACC vs ROIC
8.37%
8.35%
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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Operating margin (%) 17.80
NVSEF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 8.51 vs. NVSEF: 17.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NVSEF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.81  Med: 21.41 Max: 22.35
Current: 17.8
17.81
22.35
Net-margin (%) 35.49
NVSEF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. NVSEF: 35.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NVSEF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.06  Med: 19.02 Max: 31.38
Current: 35.49
15.06
31.38
ROE (%) 23.52
NVSEF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. NVSEF: 23.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NVSEF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.6  Med: 15.32 Max: 25.73
Current: 23.52
12.6
25.73
ROA (%) 13.53
NVSEF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. NVSEF: 13.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NVSEF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.21  Med: 8.97 Max: 16.18
Current: 13.53
7.21
16.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 47.20
NVSEF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 14.81 vs. NVSEF: 47.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NVSEF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.77  Med: 61.00 Max: 81.52
Current: 47.2
43.77
81.52
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.10
NVSEF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. NVSEF: -2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NVSEF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.9  Med: 4.80 Max: 73.5
Current: -2.1
-3.9
73.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.10
NVSEF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. NVSEF: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NVSEF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.7  Med: 1.95 Max: 82.8
Current: 6.1
-7.7
82.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.70
NVSEF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. NVSEF: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NVSEF' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.1  Med: 5.10 Max: 82
Current: 6.7
-7.1
82
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 10.20
NVSEF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 26.47 vs. NVSEF: 10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NVSEF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.87  Med: 16.05 Max: 25.64
Current: 10.2
7.87
25.64
Forward P/E 13.21
NVSEF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. NVSEF: 13.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.10
NVSEF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
64% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 28.10 vs. NVSEF: 22.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NVSEF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.63  Med: 17.94 Max: 27.99
Current: 22.1
10.63
27.99
P/B 2.29
NVSEF's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. NVSEF: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NVSEF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.69  Med: 2.52 Max: 4.14
Current: 2.29
1.69
4.14
P/S 5.00
NVSEF's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. NVSEF: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NVSEF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.58  Med: 4.23 Max: 6.82
Current: 5
2.58
6.82
PFCF 19.35
NVSEF's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 31.39 vs. NVSEF: 19.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NVSEF' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.03  Med: 16.88 Max: 26.64
Current: 19.35
7.03
26.64
POCF 14.35
NVSEF's POCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 23.33 vs. NVSEF: 14.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NVSEF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.75  Med: 13.12 Max: 19.28
Current: 14.35
5.75
19.28
EV-to-EBIT 26.74
NVSEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
51% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 18.69 vs. NVSEF: 26.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NVSEF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.9  Med: 18.90 Max: 33.9
Current: 26.74
10.9
33.9
EV-to-EBITDA 17.24
NVSEF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
59% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 15.32 vs. NVSEF: 17.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NVSEF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9  Med: 14.00 Max: 21.8
Current: 17.24
9
21.8
Shiller P/E 15.64
NVSEF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 43.70 vs. NVSEF: 15.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NVSEF' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.34  Med: 14.78 Max: 22.73
Current: 15.64
10.34
22.73
Current Ratio 0.85
NVSEF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. NVSEF: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NVSEF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.83
Current: 0.85
0.84
2.83
Quick Ratio 0.62
NVSEF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. NVSEF: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NVSEF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.16 Max: 2.48
Current: 0.62
0.62
2.48
Days Inventory 133.36
NVSEF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
59% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 119.42 vs. NVSEF: 133.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NVSEF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 117.85  Med: 160.85 Max: 183.42
Current: 133.36
117.85
183.42
Days Sales Outstanding 60.81
NVSEF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 74.67 vs. NVSEF: 60.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NVSEF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.31  Med: 64.81 Max: 70.59
Current: 60.81
56.31
70.59
Days Payable 121.99
NVSEF's Days Payable is ranked higher than
73% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 72.59 vs. NVSEF: 121.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NVSEF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 95.93  Med: 111.18 Max: 135.35
Current: 121.99
95.93
135.35

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.67
NVSEF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
88% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. NVSEF: 3.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NVSEF' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.47  Med: 3.16 Max: 5.11
Current: 3.67
1.47
5.11
Dividend Payout 0.95
NVSEF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. NVSEF: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
NVSEF' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.53 Max: 2.73
Current: 0.95
0.51
2.73
Dividend Growth (3y) 6.80
NVSEF's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
52% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. NVSEF: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
NVSEF' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 7.45 Max: 18.5
Current: 6.8
0
18.5
Forward Dividend Yield 3.49
NVSEF's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. NVSEF: 3.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.34
NVSEF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
90% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. NVSEF: 5.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NVSEF' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.14  Med: 4.60 Max: 7.44
Current: 5.34
2.14
7.44
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.20
NVSEF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: -2.90 vs. NVSEF: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NVSEF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.2  Med: 0.90 Max: 41.9
Current: -0.2
-2.2
41.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 15.11
NVSEF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
90% of the 909 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. NVSEF: 15.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NVSEF' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 4.13 Max: 94.26
Current: 15.11
0.16
94.26
Price/Projected FCF 1.15
NVSEF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. NVSEF: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NVSEF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.89
Current: 1.15
0.67
1.89
Price/Median PS Value 1.17
NVSEF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. NVSEF: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NVSEF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.19 Max: 3.21
Current: 1.17
0.66
3.21
Price/Graham Number 4.09
NVSEF's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
78% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. NVSEF: 4.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NVSEF' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.91 Max: 8.2
Current: 4.09
0.43
8.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.70
NVSEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. NVSEF: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NVSEF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 5.30 Max: 9.2
Current: 3.7
3
9.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.27
NVSEF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 6.62 vs. NVSEF: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NVSEF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 14.10 Max: 79.4
Current: 2.27
0.9
79.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $50387
EPS $ 7.28
Beta0.66
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $73.40 - 106.53
Shares Outstanding(Mil)2373.89

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 50,681 53,147 60,083
EPS($) 5.00 5.53 6.91
EPS without NRI($) 5.00 5.53 6.91

Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Major
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Traded in other countries:NVS.Argentina, NOT.Germany, NVS N.Mexico, NOVN.Switzerland, 0HKE.UK, NVS.USA,
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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