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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.33
MRK's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
77% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. MRK: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
MRK' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.69 Max: 6.12
Current: 0.33
0.29
6.12
Equity-to-Asset 0.38
MRK's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
81% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. MRK: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
MRK' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.38
0.34
0.53
Debt-to-Equity 0.72
MRK's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
74% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. MRK: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
MRK' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.72
0.03
0.72
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.14
MRK's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
55% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. MRK: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
MRK' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.54 Max: 2.3
Current: 2.14
0.53
2.3
Interest Coverage 8.07
MRK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 86.08 vs. MRK: 8.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MRK' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.69  Med: 9.63 Max: 24.24
Current: 8.07
4.69
24.24
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 3.67
Beneish M-Score: -2.82
WACC vs ROIC
8.56%
2.96%
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % 14.82
MRK's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
72% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.97 vs. MRK: 14.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
MRK' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.3  Med: 17.82 Max: 25.51
Current: 14.82
7.3
25.51
Net Margin % 3.25
MRK's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
58% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. MRK: 3.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
MRK' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.87  Med: 12.15 Max: 47.03
Current: 3.25
1.87
47.03
ROE % 3.76
MRK's ROE % is ranked lower than
56% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. MRK: 3.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
MRK' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 10.5 Max: 42.27
Current: 3.76
1.51
42.27
ROA % 1.51
MRK's ROA % is ranked lower than
57% of the 871 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. MRK: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
MRK' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 5.15 Max: 16.34
Current: 1.51
0.79
16.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 45.28
MRK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
87% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 11.23 vs. MRK: 45.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
MRK' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.88  Med: 45.71 Max: 105.49
Current: 45.28
10.88
105.49
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.40
MRK's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
69% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. MRK: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
MRK' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.5  Med: 5.3 Max: 22.8
Current: 0.4
-16.5
22.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -19.90
MRK's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
86% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. MRK: -19.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
MRK' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.9  Med: 8.8 Max: 43.6
Current: -19.9
-19.9
43.6
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -40.20
MRK's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
91% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. MRK: -40.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
MRK' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 7.9 Max: 73.8
Current: -40.2
0
73.8
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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

MRK Guru Trades in Q3 2017

George Soros 3,500 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 74,800 sh (+1087.30%)
Steven Cohen 915,954 sh (+592.33%)
Pioneer Investments 3,560,465 sh (+415.55%)
First Eagle Investment 27,790 sh (+256.74%)
Richard Pzena 1,519,959 sh (+84.25%)
Joel Greenblatt 154,317 sh (+28.10%)
John Buckingham 44,822 sh (+21.95%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,426,300 sh (+6.16%)
Mairs and Power 88,203 sh (+3.62%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 455,073 sh (+3.18%)
Jeff Auxier 153,653 sh (+2.98%)
Ken Fisher 7,292,315 sh (+2.70%)
Tom Gayner 5,600 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 275,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 5,327 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 3,306 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,500,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 259,400 sh (unchged)
Eaton Vance Worldwide Health Sciences Fund 136,719 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 13,462,469 sh (-0.70%)
Murray Stahl 48,869 sh (-0.80%)
Kahn Brothers 918,730 sh (-1.51%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 15,122,702 sh (-2.70%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 29,209,044 sh (-2.86%)
Mario Gabelli 101,905 sh (-3.69%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,191,200 sh (-5.33%)
Jim Simons 4,014,063 sh (-12.59%)
Charles Brandes 1,598,786 sh (-27.00%)
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Q4 2017

MRK Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Ray Dalio 153,206 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 19,305 sh (New)
Tom Russo 2,886 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,793 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 495,168 sh (+561.99%)
Joel Greenblatt 716,308 sh (+364.18%)
Pioneer Investments 5,191,457 sh (+45.81%)
First Eagle Investment 33,790 sh (+21.59%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,770,000 sh (+18.14%)
Richard Pzena 1,640,524 sh (+7.93%)
Mario Gabelli 107,702 sh (+5.69%)
Jeff Auxier 160,503 sh (+4.46%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,575,068 sh (+2.74%)
Charles Brandes 1,641,916 sh (+2.70%)
Dodge & Cox 13,793,936 sh (+2.46%)
Ken Fisher 7,348,172 sh (+0.77%)
Kahn Brothers 919,209 sh (+0.05%)
Eaton Vance Worldwide Health Sciences Fund 192,999 sh (+41.16%)
David Carlson 275,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 5,600 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 5,327 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 800,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 259,400 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Tweedy Browne Sold Out
John Buckingham 44,161 sh (-1.47%)
Murray Stahl 47,550 sh (-2.70%)
Mairs and Power 85,392 sh (-3.19%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 14,207,029 sh (-6.05%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 27,204,344 sh (-6.86%)
Jim Simons 16,900 sh (-99.58%)
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Q1 2018

MRK Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Steven Cohen 1,740,873 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 2,774,838 sh (+460.38%)
Paul Tudor Jones 63,992 sh (+259.65%)
Richard Pzena 4,524,430 sh (+175.79%)
Robert Bruce 359,400 sh (+38.55%)
Ray Dalio 196,010 sh (+27.94%)
Caxton Associates 22,036 sh (+14.15%)
Pioneer Investments 5,922,828 sh (+14.09%)
Mairs and Power 93,321 sh (+9.29%)
Charles Brandes 1,768,152 sh (+7.69%)
John Buckingham 46,083 sh (+4.35%)
Ken Fisher 7,648,258 sh (+4.08%)
Joel Greenblatt 742,473 sh (+3.65%)
Murray Stahl 47,659 sh (+0.23%)
Mario Gabelli 107,759 sh (+0.05%)
Tom Gayner 5,600 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 275,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 5,327 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 2,700,000 sh (unchged)
Eaton Vance Worldwide Health Sciences Fund 192,999 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 13,788,353 sh (-0.04%)
Jeff Auxier 160,031 sh (-0.29%)
Kahn Brothers 904,387 sh (-1.61%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,690,000 sh (-2.12%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 12,777,977 sh (-10.06%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 24,339,344 sh (-10.53%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,411,200 sh (-38.81%)
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Q2 2018

MRK Guru Trades in Q2 2018

John Hussman 35,000 sh (New)
Tweedy Browne 3,306 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 3,933,476 sh (+41.76%)
Pioneer Investments 6,653,066 sh (+12.33%)
Richard Pzena 4,904,336 sh (+8.40%)
Ken Fisher 7,928,206 sh (+3.66%)
Eaton Vance Worldwide Health Sciences Fund 658,673 sh (+241.28%)
David Carlson 275,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 3,411,200 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 5,327 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 359,400 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Murray Stahl 47,331 sh (-0.69%)
Kahn Brothers 897,077 sh (-0.81%)
John Buckingham 45,685 sh (-0.86%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,650,000 sh (-1.08%)
Charles Brandes 1,738,819 sh (-1.66%)
Mairs and Power 90,969 sh (-2.52%)
Ray Dalio 189,089 sh (-3.53%)
Jeff Auxier 153,531 sh (-4.06%)
Mario Gabelli 103,250 sh (-4.18%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 23,026,644 sh (-5.39%)
Steven Cohen 1,121,700 sh (-35.57%)
Joel Greenblatt 390,114 sh (-47.46%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 6,452,964 sh (-49.50%)
Dodge & Cox 3,305,109 sh (-76.03%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MRK

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2018-06-30 Reduce -5.39%0.16%$53.27 - $62.59 $ 71.1020%23,026,644
Ken Fisher 2018-06-30 Add 3.66%0.02%$53.27 - $62.59 $ 71.1020%7,928,206
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2018-06-30 Reduce -49.50%0.55%$53.27 - $62.59 $ 71.1020%6,452,964
Richard Pzena 2018-06-30 Add 8.40%0.12%$53.27 - $62.59 $ 71.1020%4,904,336
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2018-06-30 Reduce -1.08%0.01%$53.27 - $62.59 $ 71.1020%3,650,000
Dodge & Cox 2018-06-30 Reduce -76.03%0.46%$53.27 - $62.59 $ 71.1020%3,305,109
Charles Brandes 2018-06-30 Reduce -1.66%0.03%$53.27 - $62.59 $ 71.1020%1,738,819
Kahn Brothers 2018-06-30 Reduce -0.81%0.06%$53.27 - $62.59 $ 71.1020%897,077
Joel Greenblatt 2018-06-30 Reduce -47.46%0.27%$53.27 - $62.59 $ 71.1020%390,114
Mario Gabelli 2018-06-30 Reduce -4.18%$53.27 - $62.59 $ 71.1020%103,250
Tweedy Browne 2018-06-30 New Buy0.01%$53.27 - $62.59 $ 71.1020%3,306
Tom Gayner 2018-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$53.27 - $62.59 $ 71.1020%0
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2018-03-31 Reduce -10.53%0.35%$53.41 - $62.07 $ 71.1026%24,339,344
Dodge & Cox 2018-03-31 Reduce -0.04%$53.41 - $62.07 $ 71.1026%13,788,353
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2018-03-31 Reduce -10.06%0.12%$53.41 - $62.07 $ 71.1026%12,777,977
Ken Fisher 2018-03-31 Add 4.08%0.02%$53.41 - $62.07 $ 71.1026%7,648,258
Richard Pzena 2018-03-31 Add 175.79%0.8%$53.41 - $62.07 $ 71.1026%4,524,430
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2018-03-31 Reduce -2.12%0.02%$53.41 - $62.07 $ 71.1026%3,690,000
Charles Brandes 2018-03-31 Add 7.69%0.15%$53.41 - $62.07 $ 71.1026%1,768,152
Kahn Brothers 2018-03-31 Reduce -1.61%0.13%$53.41 - $62.07 $ 71.1026%904,387
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Add 3.65%0.02%$53.41 - $62.07 $ 71.1026%742,473
Robert Bruce 2018-03-31 Add 38.55%1.23%$53.41 - $62.07 $ 71.1026%359,400
Mario Gabelli 2018-03-31 Add 0.05%$53.41 - $62.07 $ 71.1026%107,759
First Eagle Investment 2018-03-31 Sold Out $53.41 - $62.07 $ 71.1026%0
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2017-12-31 Reduce -6.86%0.28%$54.1 - $64.6 $ 71.1022%27,204,344
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-12-31 Reduce -6.05%0.09%$54.1 - $64.6 $ 71.1022%14,207,029
Dodge & Cox 2017-12-31 Add 2.46%0.01%$54.1 - $64.6 $ 71.1022%13,793,936
Ken Fisher 2017-12-31 Add 0.77%$54.1 - $64.6 $ 71.1022%7,348,172
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2017-12-31 Add 18.14%0.15%$54.1 - $64.6 $ 71.1022%3,770,000
Charles Brandes 2017-12-31 Add 2.70%0.05%$54.1 - $64.6 $ 71.1022%1,641,916
Richard Pzena 2017-12-31 Add 7.93%0.03%$54.1 - $64.6 $ 71.1022%1,640,524
Kahn Brothers 2017-12-31 Add 0.05%$54.1 - $64.6 $ 71.1022%919,209
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Add 364.18%0.46%$54.1 - $64.6 $ 71.1022%716,308
Mario Gabelli 2017-12-31 Add 5.69%$54.1 - $64.6 $ 71.1022%107,702
First Eagle Investment 2017-12-31 Add 21.59%$54.1 - $64.6 $ 71.1022%33,790
George Soros 2017-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$54.1 - $64.6 $ 71.1022%0
Tweedy Browne 2017-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$54.1 - $64.6 $ 71.1022%0
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2017-09-30 Reduce -2.86%0.12%$61.49 - $66.16 $ 71.1012%29,209,044
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Reduce -2.70%0.04%$61.49 - $66.16 $ 71.1012%15,122,702
Dodge & Cox 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.70%0.01%$61.49 - $66.16 $ 71.1012%13,462,469
Ken Fisher 2017-09-30 Add 2.70%0.02%$61.49 - $66.16 $ 71.1012%7,292,315
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2017-09-30 Reduce -5.33%0.05%$61.49 - $66.16 $ 71.1012%3,191,200
Charles Brandes 2017-09-30 Reduce -27.00%0.6%$61.49 - $66.16 $ 71.1012%1,598,786
Richard Pzena 2017-09-30 Add 84.25%0.23%$61.49 - $66.16 $ 71.1012%1,519,959
Kahn Brothers 2017-09-30 Reduce -1.51%0.14%$61.49 - $66.16 $ 71.1012%918,730
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Add 28.10%0.03%$61.49 - $66.16 $ 71.1012%154,317
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Reduce -3.69%$61.49 - $66.16 $ 71.1012%101,905
First Eagle Investment 2017-09-30 Add 256.74%$61.49 - $66.16 $ 71.1012%27,790
George Soros 2017-09-30 New Buy0.01%$61.49 - $66.16 $ 71.1012%3,500
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Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Major    NAICS: 325412    SIC: 2834
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Headquarter Location:USA
Merck & Co Inc is a health care company that delivers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products.

Merck makes pharmaceutical products to treat several conditions in a number of therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular disease, asthma, cancer, and infections. The company also has a substantial vaccine business, with treatments to prevent hepatitis B and pediatric diseases as well as HPV and shingles. From a geographical perspective, close to half of the company's sales are generated in the United States.

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Jeff Auxier Comments on Merck and Co. - Aug 08, 2018

Merck and Co., Inc (NYSE:MRK)



Merck beat estimates in the second quarter of 2018 with $10.5 billion in revenues and EPS of $1.06. They were buoyed in the quarter by their signature cancer drug KEYTRUDA which allows the body’s immune system to destroy cancerous cells by blocking a protective enzyme in cancer cells. Sales grew 89% in the quarter to $1.667 billion and are expected to continue to grow to upwards of $13 billion annually by 2026. Recently KEYTRUDA was approved in China and the EU for metastatic melanoma.

From Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio)'s second quarter 2018 shareholder letter.

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Jeff Auxier Comments on Merck & Co. - Feb 06, 2018

Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) had a challenging quarter as total sales declined 2% due to a temporary production shutdown from a cyber-attack. Merck’s Pharmaceutical segment–making up 89% of sales–fell 3% as they lost market exclusivity for two of their top cholesterol treatments and are facing increasing pricing pressure on their top-selling drug. On a positive note, the outlook for cancer-fighting immunotherapy Keytruda is very encouraging.



From Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio)'s fourth quarter 2018 shareholder letter.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 142.20
MRK's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 23.77 vs. MRK: 142.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
MRK' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.33  Med: 28.28 Max: 142.2
Current: 142.2
6.33
142.2
Forward PE Ratio 15.46
MRK's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. MRK: 15.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 142.20
MRK's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
94% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 24.20 vs. MRK: 142.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
MRK' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.33  Med: 28.28 Max: 142.2
Current: 142.2
6.33
142.2
PB Ratio 5.84
MRK's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. MRK: 5.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
MRK' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.72  Med: 3.26 Max: 7.25
Current: 5.84
1.72
7.25
PS Ratio 4.68
MRK's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. MRK: 4.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
MRK' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 3.38 Max: 5.48
Current: 4.68
2.01
5.48
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 37.11
MRK's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
56% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 30.84 vs. MRK: 37.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
MRK' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.88  Med: 16.79 Max: 88.07
Current: 37.11
7.88
88.07
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 26.12
MRK's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
56% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. MRK: 26.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
MRK' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.68  Med: 14.39 Max: 35.61
Current: 26.12
6.68
35.61
EV-to-EBIT 32.72
MRK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
76% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 17.85 vs. MRK: 32.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MRK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.9  Med: 18.7 Max: 52.5
Current: 32.72
4.9
52.5
EV-to-EBITDA 18.79
MRK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
57% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 15.24 vs. MRK: 18.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MRK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 9.75 Max: 22.6
Current: 18.79
4.2
22.6
EV-to-Revenue 4.97
MRK's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
62% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. MRK: 4.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
MRK' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 3.75 Max: 5.5
Current: 4.97
1.9
5.5
Shiller PE Ratio 29.94
MRK's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 32.75 vs. MRK: 29.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
MRK' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 19.29 Max: 30.63
Current: 29.94
8.3
30.63
Current Ratio 1.33
MRK's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. MRK: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MRK' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.5 Max: 3.7
Current: 1.33
0.97
3.7
Quick Ratio 1.04
MRK's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. MRK: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MRK' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.18 Max: 3.44
Current: 1.04
0.69
3.44
Days Inventory 144.70
MRK's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
62% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 119.80 vs. MRK: 144.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MRK' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 125.52  Med: 134.25 Max: 205.16
Current: 144.7
125.52
205.16
Days Sales Outstanding 64.46
MRK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 81.76 vs. MRK: 64.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MRK' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.5  Med: 59.74 Max: 87.87
Current: 64.46
44.5
87.87
Days Payable 83.11
MRK's Days Payable is ranked higher than
53% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 76.32 vs. MRK: 83.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MRK' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.91  Med: 53.05 Max: 90.81
Current: 83.11
38.91
90.81

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.70
MRK's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
76% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. MRK: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
MRK' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.51  Med: 3.58 Max: 6.68
Current: 2.7
2.51
6.68
Dividend Payout Ratio 3.82
MRK's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. MRK: 3.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
MRK' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1 Max: 5.43
Current: 3.82
0.27
5.43
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 2.20
MRK's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
66% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. MRK: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
MRK' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 4.4 Max: 20
Current: 2.2
0
20
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.70
MRK's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
75% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. MRK: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.03
MRK's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
67% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. MRK: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
MRK' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.81  Med: 4.01 Max: 7.48
Current: 3.03
2.81
7.48
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.70
MRK's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. MRK: 1.70 )
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: 1.7
-13
2.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 139.96
MRK's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
99% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. MRK: 139.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
MRK' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.19  Med: 11.29 Max: 3112.5
Current: 139.96
3.19
3112.5
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.89
MRK's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. MRK: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
MRK' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.51 Max: 3.48
Current: 1.89
0.75
3.48
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.38
MRK's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. MRK: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
MRK' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.19 Max: 2.11
Current: 1.38
0.63
2.11
Price-to-Graham-Number 29.75
MRK's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
100% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. MRK: 29.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
MRK' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 3.32 Max: 31.92
Current: 29.75
1.09
31.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.06
MRK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. MRK: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
MRK' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 5.35 Max: 20.6
Current: 3.06
1.9
20.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -2.77
MRK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
76% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. MRK: -2.77 )
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: -6  Med: 8.6 Max: 27
Current: -2.77
-6
27

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $41,260.00
EPS (TTM) $ 0.50
Beta1.06
Volatility22.29%
52-Week Range $52.83 - 71.58
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2,659.53

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Revenue (Mil $) 42,609 45,189 47,691 44,486
EBIT (Mil $) 12,756 14,868 16,826
EBITDA (Mil $) 15,835 17,453 18,893 17,499
EPS ($) 2.55 4.01 4.56 4.75
EPS without NRI ($) 2.55 4.01 4.56 4.75
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
6.71%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.96 2.02 2.03

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 77
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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