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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.46
NVS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. NVS: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NVS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.94 Max: 3.39
Current: 0.46
0.18
3.39
Equity-to-Asset 0.55
NVS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. NVS: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NVS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.55
0.51
0.65
Debt-to-Equity 0.41
NVS's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
57% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. NVS: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NVS' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.41
0.12
0.48
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.81
NVS's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
54% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. NVS: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NVS' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.27 Max: 1.81
Current: 1.81
0.67
1.81
Interest Coverage 9.81
NVS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 86.08 vs. NVS: 9.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NVS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.81  Med: 15.82 Max: 30.91
Current: 9.81
9.81
30.91
Piotroski F-Score: 9
Altman Z-Score: 2.70
WACC vs ROIC
7.36%
8.47%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 16.97
NVS's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
80% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.97 vs. NVS: 16.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NVS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.72  Med: 20.76 Max: 22.35
Current: 16.97
16.72
22.35
Net Margin % 25.61
NVS's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
92% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. NVS: 25.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NVS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.58  Med: 18.23 Max: 35.29
Current: 25.61
13.58
35.29
ROE % 18.15
NVS's ROE % is ranked higher than
84% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. NVS: 18.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NVS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.95  Med: 14.18 Max: 24.29
Current: 18.15
8.95
24.29
ROA % 9.82
NVS's ROA % is ranked higher than
81% of the 871 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. NVS: 9.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NVS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.19  Med: 8.05 Max: 13.98
Current: 9.82
5.19
13.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 87.99
NVS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
95% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 11.23 vs. NVS: 87.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NVS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.3  Med: 62.59 Max: 87.99
Current: 87.99
53.3
87.99
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -0.50
NVS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
72% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. NVS: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NVS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.4  Med: 2.3 Max: 12.3
Current: -0.5
-4.4
12.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -1.80
NVS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. NVS: -1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NVS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.9  Med: 3.4 Max: 15.8
Current: -1.8
-4.9
15.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -8.60
NVS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
73% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. NVS: -8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NVS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.6  Med: 2.9 Max: 82
Current: -8.6
-8.6
82
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Guru Trades

Q4 2017

NVS Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Tom Russo 125 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 65,191 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 6,816,625 sh (+2.77%)
First Eagle Investment 15,848 sh (+23.35%)
John Rogers 68,028 sh (+17.91%)
Kahn Brothers 26,610 sh (+1.78%)
Sarah Ketterer 337,742 sh (+8.77%)
Jim Simons 1,716,100 sh (+18.83%)
Tom Gayner 3,700 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 3,750 sh (unchged)
Jerome Dodson 321,301 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 188,746 sh (-4.17%)
Dodge & Cox 44,579,387 sh (-0.14%)
Chris Davis 319,186 sh (-8.85%)
Murray Stahl 26,490 sh (-0.19%)
PRIMECAP Management 21,890,624 sh (-0.34%)
Mario Gabelli 2,745 sh (-49.12%)
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Q1 2018

NVS Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Pioneer Investments 114,505 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 7,006,474 sh (+2.79%)
John Rogers 69,405 sh (+2.02%)
Sarah Ketterer 411,077 sh (+21.71%)
Steven Cohen 463,786 sh (+611.43%)
Jim Simons 2,036,698 sh (+18.68%)
Tom Gayner 3,700 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 2,745 sh (unchged)
Jerome Dodson 321,301 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 187,636 sh (-0.59%)
Dodge & Cox 44,300,162 sh (-0.63%)
Kahn Brothers 22,010 sh (-17.29%)
Chris Davis 205,456 sh (-35.63%)
Murray Stahl 26,366 sh (-0.47%)
PRIMECAP Management 21,818,472 sh (-0.33%)
Mairs and Power 3,250 sh (-13.33%)
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Q2 2018

NVS Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Jeremy Grantham 19,500 sh (New)
Eaton Vance Worldwide Health Sciences Fund 295,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 7,325,261 sh (+4.55%)
Kahn Brothers 23,210 sh (+5.45%)
Sarah Ketterer 461,962 sh (+12.38%)
PRIMECAP Management 22,131,158 sh (+1.43%)
Jim Simons 3,856,288 sh (+89.34%)
Jerome Dodson 321,301 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 184,913 sh (-1.45%)
Dodge & Cox 44,131,862 sh (-0.38%)
John Rogers 69,026 sh (-0.55%)
Chris Davis 170,811 sh (-16.86%)
Murray Stahl 26,088 sh (-1.05%)
Mairs and Power 3,200 sh (-1.54%)
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Q3 2018

NVS Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Steven Cohen 1,018,268 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 7,425,077 sh (+1.36%)
Eaton Vance Worldwide Health Sciences Fund 499,770 sh (+69.41%)
PRIMECAP Management 22,241,721 sh (+0.50%)
John Rogers 70,379 sh (+1.96%)
Dodge & Cox 44,361,387 sh (+0.52%)
Jerome Dodson 321,301 sh (unchged)
Kahn Brothers 23,210 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 3,200 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 26,088 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 157,573 sh (-7.75%)
Jim Simons 2,967,398 sh (-23.05%)
Jeremy Grantham 17,100 sh (-12.31%)
Tweedy Browne 180,607 sh (-2.33%)
Sarah Ketterer 450,132 sh (-2.56%)
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Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Major    NAICS: 325412 
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Traded in other countries:NVS.Argentina, NOT.Germany, NVS N.Mexico, NOVN.Switzerland, 0HKE.UK, NVSEF.USA,
Headquarter Location:Switzerland
Novartis AG is a part of the healthcare industry. Its main activity is to research and develop healthcare products and pharmaceuticals such as oncology medicines, generic and biosimilar medicines and eye care devices.

Novartis develops and manufactures healthcare products within four main operating segments: branded drugs, generic pharmaceuticals, eye care products, and consumer products. The company sells its products globally with the U.S. representing close to a third of total sales.

Guru Investment Theses on Novartis AG

Jerome Dodson Comments on Novartis - Apr 26, 2017

With the market at all-time highs, it’s difficult to find undervalued stocks with attractive prospects. However, we uncovered a few that we believe are hidden gems. Our first new addition is Novartis (NYSE:NVS), the Swiss pharmaceutical giant. Management is focused on turning around Alcon, its leading eye-care franchise, whose sales have been soft the past few years. We recently met with Mike Ball, the CEO of Alcon, and we’re impressed with his vision to reinvigorate this great business. Meanwhile, investors are giving the company little credit for its enviable portfolio of innovative therapies that should drive revenue growth, including Entresto, an exciting new treatment that provides hope for chronic heart failure patients.

Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2017 Parnassus Funds commentary.

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Top Ranked Articles about Novartis AG

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Novartis data at ASH and SABCS show strength of pipeline and portfolio in hematology and oncology
Novartis to Buy Biopharmaceutical Company Endocyte for $2.1 Billion Drugmaker boosts presence in cancer treatment space
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 15.75
NVS's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 23.77 vs. NVS: 15.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
NVS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 15.62 Max: 30.99
Current: 15.75
5.7
30.99
Forward PE Ratio 15.80
NVS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. NVS: 15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 15.75
NVS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
83% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 24.20 vs. NVS: 15.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
NVS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.63  Med: 18.09 Max: 31.15
Current: 15.75
10.63
31.15
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 17.58
NVS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
79% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 31.95 vs. NVS: 17.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
NVS' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.18  Med: 14.55 Max: 40.12
Current: 17.58
7.18
40.12
PB Ratio 2.69
NVS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. NVS: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NVS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.69  Med: 2.43 Max: 3.39
Current: 2.69
1.69
3.39
PS Ratio 4.00
NVS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. NVS: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NVS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 3.43 Max: 5.03
Current: 4
1.89
5.03
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 20.15
NVS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
70% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 30.84 vs. NVS: 20.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
NVS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.04  Med: 17.6 Max: 26.81
Current: 20.15
7.04
26.81
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 15.24
NVS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
71% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. NVS: 15.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NVS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.75  Med: 13.56 Max: 19.39
Current: 15.24
5.75
19.39
EV-to-EBIT 14.25
NVS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 17.85 vs. NVS: 14.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NVS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.7  Med: 16.8 Max: 27
Current: 14.25
9.7
27
EV-to-EBITDA 12.96
NVS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
70% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 15.24 vs. NVS: 12.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NVS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.9  Med: 12.05 Max: 19.3
Current: 12.96
7.9
19.3
EV-to-Revenue 4.27
NVS's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
57% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. NVS: 4.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
NVS' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 3.7 Max: 5.4
Current: 4.27
2.1
5.4
PEG Ratio 14.09
NVS's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. NVS: 14.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
NVS' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.17 Max: 65.62
Current: 14.09
1.34
65.62
Shiller PE Ratio 19.75
NVS's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 32.75 vs. NVS: 19.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
NVS' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.7  Med: 15.49 Max: 21.67
Current: 19.75
9.7
21.67
Current Ratio 1.20
NVS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. NVS: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NVS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.29 Max: 2.83
Current: 1.2
0.83
2.83
Quick Ratio 0.96
NVS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. NVS: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NVS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.48
Current: 0.96
0.59
2.48
Days Inventory 142.22
NVS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
62% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 119.80 vs. NVS: 142.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NVS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 117.82  Med: 144.15 Max: 183.45
Current: 142.22
117.82
183.45
Days Sales Outstanding 59.18
NVS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 81.76 vs. NVS: 59.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NVS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.31  Med: 63.04 Max: 70.59
Current: 59.18
56.31
70.59
Days Payable 100.42
NVS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
68% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 76.32 vs. NVS: 100.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NVS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 95.93  Med: 116.45 Max: 135.35
Current: 100.42
95.93
135.35

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 3.36
NVS's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
90% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. NVS: 3.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
NVS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.11  Med: 3.48 Max: 5.11
Current: 3.36
2.11
5.11
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.52
NVS's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. NVS: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
NVS' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.52
0.43
0.97
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.41
NVS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
84% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. NVS: 3.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.11
NVS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
89% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. NVS: 4.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
NVS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.58  Med: 4.25 Max: 6.25
Current: 4.11
2.58
6.25
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.10
NVS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. NVS: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NVS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.1  Med: 1.1 Max: 2.4
Current: 1.1
-2.1
2.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 42.37
NVS'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. NVS: 42.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
NVS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.68  Med: 4.75 Max: 12455
Current: 42.37
2.68
12455
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.38
NVS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. NVS: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NVS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.2 Max: 2.52
Current: 1.38
0.69
2.52
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.18
NVS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. NVS: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NVS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.1 Max: 2.96
Current: 1.18
0.61
2.96
Price-to-Graham-Number 5.45
NVS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
95% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. NVS: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
NVS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.27  Med: 2.2 Max: 81.67
Current: 5.45
1.27
81.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.07
NVS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
80% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. NVS: 7.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NVS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.7  Med: 5.9 Max: 10.3
Current: 7.07
3.7
10.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 3.91
NVS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
66% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. NVS: 3.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NVS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 11.05 Max: 17.6
Current: 3.91
0.2
17.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $52,666.00
EPS (TTM) $ 5.71
Beta0.84
Volatility18.10%
52-Week Range $72.30 - 94.19
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2,310.00 (ADR)

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 53,180 54,826 59,083
EBIT (Mil $) 12,805 13,847 16,445
EBITDA (Mil $) 17,227 18,087 20,688
EPS ($) 5.93 3.92 4.55
EPS without NRI ($) 5.93 3.92 4.55
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
4.29%
Dividends per Share ($) 2.92 3.07 3.33

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 99
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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