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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 0.19
NVS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. NVS: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NVS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.98 Max: 3.39
Current: 0.19
0.18
3.39
Equity-to-Asset 0.53
NVS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. NVS: 0.53 )
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: 0.53
0.51
0.65
Debt-to-Equity 0.48
NVS's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
56% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. NVS: 0.48 )
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: 0.48
0.12
0.48
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.29
NVS's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
54% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. NVS: 2.29 )
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: 2.29
Current: 2.29
0.67
2.29
Interest Coverage 11.14
NVS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
72% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 132.39 vs. NVS: 11.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NVS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.11  Med: 15.82 Max: 30.91
Current: 11.14
11.11
30.91
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 2.50
Beneish M-Score: -2.72
WACC vs ROIC
6.24%
8.27%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 17.83
NVS's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
76% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.96 vs. NVS: 17.83 )
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: 17.83
16.72
22.35
Net Margin % 15.72
NVS's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
79% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.73 vs. NVS: 15.72 )
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: 15.72
13.58
35.29
ROE % 11.27
NVS's ROE % is ranked higher than
63% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. NVS: 11.27 )
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: 11.27
8.95
24.29
ROA % 5.98
NVS's ROA % is ranked higher than
61% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. NVS: 5.98 )
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: 5.98
5.19
13.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 56.54
NVS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
91% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 12.64 vs. NVS: 56.54 )
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: 76.31
Current: 56.54
53.3
76.31
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -0.50
NVS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 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
80% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 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
77% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 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

Q3 2017

NVS Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Pioneer Investments 317,300 sh (+228.81%)
John Rogers 57,697 sh (+16.17%)
Jerome Dodson 321,301 sh (+12.74%)
Ken Fisher 6,632,984 sh (+1.95%)
Tweedy Browne 196,952 sh (+0.27%)
Tom Gayner 3,700 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 12,848 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Kahn Brothers 26,144 sh (-0.26%)
PRIMECAP Management 21,964,764 sh (-0.59%)
Chris Davis 350,186 sh (-0.75%)
Mario Gabelli 5,395 sh (-1.82%)
Murray Stahl 26,540 sh (-1.85%)
Jim Simons 1,444,200 sh (-2.05%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,392,659 sh (-7.87%)
Dodge & Cox 44,643,925 sh (-10.97%)
Mairs and Power 3,750 sh (-11.76%)
Sarah Ketterer 310,514 sh (-15.85%)
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Q4 2017

NVS Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Steven Cohen 65,191 sh (New)
Tom Russo 125 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 15,848 sh (+23.35%)
Jim Simons 1,716,100 sh (+18.83%)
John Rogers 68,028 sh (+17.91%)
Sarah Ketterer 337,742 sh (+8.77%)
Ken Fisher 6,816,625 sh (+2.77%)
Kahn Brothers 26,610 sh (+1.78%)
Jerome Dodson 321,301 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 3,700 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 3,750 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 44,579,387 sh (-0.14%)
Murray Stahl 26,490 sh (-0.19%)
PRIMECAP Management 21,890,624 sh (-0.34%)
Tweedy Browne 188,746 sh (-4.17%)
Chris Davis 319,186 sh (-8.85%)
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)
Steven Cohen 463,786 sh (+611.43%)
Sarah Ketterer 411,077 sh (+21.71%)
Jim Simons 2,036,698 sh (+18.68%)
Ken Fisher 7,006,474 sh (+2.79%)
John Rogers 69,405 sh (+2.02%)
Jerome Dodson 321,301 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 3,700 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 2,745 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 21,818,472 sh (-0.33%)
Murray Stahl 26,366 sh (-0.47%)
Tweedy Browne 187,636 sh (-0.59%)
Dodge & Cox 44,300,162 sh (-0.63%)
Mairs and Power 3,250 sh (-13.33%)
Kahn Brothers 22,010 sh (-17.29%)
Chris Davis 205,456 sh (-35.63%)
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Q2 2018

NVS Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Ken Fisher 7,325,261 sh (+4.55%)
Jerome Dodson 321,301 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NVS

(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
Ken Fisher 2018-06-30 Add 4.55%0.03%$72.44 - $81.87 $ 78.702%7,325,261
Dodge & Cox 2018-03-31 Reduce -0.63%0.02%$78.56 - $93.91 $ 78.70-7%44,300,162
Ken Fisher 2018-03-31 Add 2.79%0.02%$78.56 - $93.91 $ 78.70-7%7,006,474
Chris Davis 2018-03-31 Reduce -35.63%0.04%$78.56 - $93.91 $ 78.70-7%205,456
Tweedy Browne 2018-03-31 Reduce -0.59%$78.56 - $93.91 $ 78.70-7%187,636
John Rogers 2018-03-31 Add 2.02%$78.56 - $93.91 $ 78.70-7%69,405
Kahn Brothers 2018-03-31 Reduce -17.29%0.06%$78.56 - $93.91 $ 78.70-7%22,010
First Eagle Investment 2018-03-31 Sold Out $78.56 - $93.91 $ 78.70-7%0
Dodge & Cox 2017-12-31 Reduce -0.14%$80.72 - $86.65 $ 78.70-7%44,579,387
Ken Fisher 2017-12-31 Add 2.77%0.02%$80.72 - $86.65 $ 78.70-7%6,816,625
Chris Davis 2017-12-31 Reduce -8.85%0.01%$80.72 - $86.65 $ 78.70-7%319,186
Tweedy Browne 2017-12-31 Reduce -4.17%0.02%$80.72 - $86.65 $ 78.70-7%188,746
John Rogers 2017-12-31 Add 17.91%0.01%$80.72 - $86.65 $ 78.70-7%68,028
Kahn Brothers 2017-12-31 Add 1.78%0.01%$80.72 - $86.65 $ 78.70-7%26,610
First Eagle Investment 2017-12-31 Add 23.35%$80.72 - $86.65 $ 78.70-7%15,848
Mario Gabelli 2017-12-31 Reduce -49.12%$80.72 - $86.65 $ 78.70-7%2,745
Dodge & Cox 2017-09-30 Reduce -10.97%0.39%$81.97 - $86.23 $ 78.70-7%44,643,925
Ken Fisher 2017-09-30 Add 1.95%0.02%$81.97 - $86.23 $ 78.70-7%6,632,984
Chris Davis 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.75%$81.97 - $86.23 $ 78.70-7%350,186
Tweedy Browne 2017-09-30 Add 0.27%$81.97 - $86.23 $ 78.70-7%196,952
John Rogers 2017-09-30 Add 16.17%0.01%$81.97 - $86.23 $ 78.70-7%57,697
Kahn Brothers 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.26%$81.97 - $86.23 $ 78.70-7%26,144
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Reduce -1.82%$81.97 - $86.23 $ 78.70-7%5,395
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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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 24.00
NVS's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 26.44 vs. NVS: 24.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
NVS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 16.01 Max: 30.99
Current: 24
5.7
30.99
Forward PE Ratio 14.81
NVS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. NVS: 14.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 24.00
NVS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
54% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 26.44 vs. NVS: 24.00 )
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: 18.37 Max: 31.15
Current: 24
10.63
31.15
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 17.14
NVS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
81% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 36.72 vs. NVS: 17.14 )
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: 14.29 Max: 20.79
Current: 17.14
7.18
20.79
PB Ratio 2.74
NVS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. NVS: 2.74 )
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: 2.74
1.69
3.39
PS Ratio 3.78
NVS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. NVS: 3.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NVS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 3.26 Max: 5.03
Current: 3.78
1.89
5.03
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 19.20
NVS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
61% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 26.03 vs. NVS: 19.20 )
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: 16.85 Max: 26.81
Current: 19.2
7.04
26.81
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 14.72
NVS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
60% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 18.21 vs. NVS: 14.72 )
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: 13.05 Max: 19.39
Current: 14.72
5.75
19.39
EV-to-EBIT 21.21
NVS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 19.78 vs. NVS: 21.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NVS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.7  Med: 16.9 Max: 27
Current: 21.21
9.7
27
EV-to-EBITDA 14.92
NVS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
59% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 16.59 vs. NVS: 14.92 )
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 Max: 17.3
Current: 14.92
7.9
17.3
EV-to-Revenue 4.26
NVS's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
58% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. NVS: 4.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
NVS' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 3.4 Max: 5.4
Current: 4.26
2.1
5.4
PEG Ratio 21.82
NVS's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NVS: 21.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
NVS' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.14 Max: 65.62
Current: 21.82
1.34
65.62
Shiller PE Ratio 18.41
NVS's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 36.11 vs. NVS: 18.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
NVS' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.73  Med: 15.31 Max: 21.48
Current: 18.41
9.73
21.48
Current Ratio 1.17
NVS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. NVS: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NVS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.31 Max: 2.83
Current: 1.17
0.83
2.83
Quick Ratio 0.91
NVS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. NVS: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NVS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.48
Current: 0.91
0.59
2.48
Days Inventory 145.62
NVS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
63% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 116.78 vs. NVS: 145.62 )
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: 145.62
117.82
183.45
Days Sales Outstanding 62.26
NVS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
61% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 74.10 vs. NVS: 62.26 )
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: 62.26
56.31
70.59
Days Payable 102.60
NVS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
71% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 73.92 vs. NVS: 102.60 )
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: 102.6
95.93
135.35

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 3.77
NVS's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
89% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. NVS: 3.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
NVS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.09  Med: 3.48 Max: 5.11
Current: 3.77
2.09
5.11
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.87
NVS's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. NVS: 0.87 )
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: 0.87
0.43
0.97
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.79
NVS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
86% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. NVS: 3.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.61
NVS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
86% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. NVS: 4.61 )
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: 2.56  Med: 4.25 Max: 6.25
Current: 4.61
2.56
6.25
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.10
NVS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 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

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 40.15
NVS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. NVS: 40.15 )
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: 4.59 Max: 12455
Current: 40.15
2.68
12455
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.31
NVS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. NVS: 1.31 )
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: 1.31
0.69
2.52
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.15
NVS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. NVS: 1.15 )
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: 0.64  Med: 1.16 Max: 3.11
Current: 1.15
0.64
3.11
Price-to-Graham-Number 6.54
NVS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
79% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. NVS: 6.54 )
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: 2.14 Max: 81.67
Current: 6.54
1.27
81.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.70
NVS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. NVS: 4.70 )
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: 4.7
3.7
10.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 2.21
NVS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
65% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 9.53 vs. NVS: 2.21 )
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: 1.6  Med: 12.6 Max: 19.1
Current: 2.21
1.6
19.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $51,279.00
EPS (TTM) $ 3.41
Beta0.86
Volatility14.23%
52-Week Range $72.30 - 94.19
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2,330.80 (ADR)

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 52,733 54,652 57,391
EBIT (Mil $) 12,839 13,631 16,011
EBITDA (Mil $) 17,404 18,341 20,568
EPS ($) 4.92 4.14 4.74
EPS without NRI ($) 4.92 4.14 4.74
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
5.91%
Dividends per Share ($) 2.94 3.10 3.35

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 88
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 yoyN

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