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Merck Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)

: 0.60 (As of Jun. 2021)
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In 1986 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Letter, Warren Buffett defined owner earnings as follows:

"These represent (a) reported earnings plus (b) depreciation, depletion, amortization, and certain other non-cash charges...less (c) the average annual amount of capitalized expenditures for plant and equipment, etc. that the business requires to fully maintain its long-term competitive position and its unit volume (If the business requires additional working capital to maintain its competitive position and unit volume, the increment also should be included in (c))...Our owner-earnings equation does not yield the deceptively precise figures provided by GAAP, since (c) must be a guess - and one sometimes very difficult to make. Despite this problem, we consider the owner earnings figure, not the GAAP figure, to be the relevant item for valuation purposes - both for investors in buying stocks and for managers in buying entire businesses...All of this points up the absurdity of the 'cash flow' numbers that are often set forth in Wall Street reports. These numbers routinely include (a) plus (b) - but do not subtract (c)."

Merck's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.60. It's Price-to-Owner-Earnings ratio for today is 129.87.


The historical rank and industry rank for Merck's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) or its related term are showing as below:

NYSE:MRK' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.51   Med: 17.39   Max: 136.12
Current: 130.29

9.51
136.12

During the past 13 years, the highest Price-to-Owner-Earnings ratio of Merck was 136.12. The lowest was 9.51. And the median was 17.39.


NYSE:MRK's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
82% of the 44 Companies
in the Drug Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.71 vs. NYSE:MRK: 130.29 )

Merck's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.61. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $2.19. It's PE Ratio ratio for today is 35.58.

Merck's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.48. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $2.06. It's PE Ratio without NRI ratio for today is 37.83.


Merck Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Historical Data

The historical data trend for Merck's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Merck Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.37 -0.74 2.67 3.53 1.23

Merck Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.51 3.43 1.23 1.77 0.60

Competitive Comparison

For the Drug Manufacturers - General subindustry, Merck's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM), along with its competitors' market caps and Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Merck Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Distribution

For the Drug Manufacturers industry and Healthcare sector, Merck's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Merck's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) falls into.



Merck Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Calculation

In 1986 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Letter, Warren Buffett defined owner earnings as follows:

"These represent (a) reported earnings plus (b) depreciation, depletion, amortization, and certain other non-cash charges...less (c) the average annual amount of capitalized expenditures for plant and equipment, etc. that the business requires to fully maintain its long-term competitive position and its unit volume. (If the business requires additional working capital to maintain its competitive position and unit volume, the increment also should be included in (c))...Our owner-earnings equation does not yield the deceptively precise figures provided by GAAP, since (c) must be a guess - and one sometimes very difficult to make. Despite this problem, we consider the owner earnings figure, not the GAAP figure, to be the relevant item for valuation purposes - both for investors in buying stocks and for managers in buying entire businesses...All of this points up the absurdity of the 'cash flow' numbers that are often set forth in Wall Street reports. These numbers routinely include (a) plus (b) - but do not subtract (c)."

To make it simple, then you will have:

Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) = (Net Income + Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization + Change In Deferred Tax - 5Y Average of Maintenance Capital Expenditure + Change In Working Capital) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)

Merck's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Calculation:

TTM / Last Quarter Average of Last 20 Quarters
Net Income 5,571
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization 3,449
Change In Deferred Tax -740
5Y Average of Maintenance Capital Expenditure 2,629
Change In Working Capital -4,133
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 2,540

1. Start with "Net Income" from income statement. Merck's Net Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $5,571 Mil.

2. "Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization" is from cashflow statement. Merck's Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $3,449 Mil. This needs to be added back because company does not actually need to pay cash for it. It is a non-cash item.

3. Other non-cash charges usually include "Stock Based Compensation" and "Change In Deferred Tax":
However, to be conservative, GuruFocus will not add Stock Based Compensation back to net income. Merck's Change In Deferred Tax for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $-740 Mil.

4. Average maintenance capital expenditure over a business/industry cycle: 5-Year Average Maintenance Capital Expenditure = $2,629 Mil

It is usually best to take a long-term average of maintenance capital expenditure. Ideally this would be as long as 10 years and include at least one economic downturn. However, since many companies do not have as long as 10-year history, here GuruFocus uses the latest 5 years data to do the calculation. To smooth out unusual years but reflect recent developments, we take an average of the 5 year maintenance capital expenditure.

The following shows how to get maintenance capital expenditure.

First, calculate the revenue change regarding to the previous year. If the revenue decreased from the previous year, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
Second, if the revenue increased from the previous year, then calculate the percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue.
Growth Capital Expenditure = Percentage of Property, Plant and Equipment as of corresponding Revenue * Revenue Increase
Third, calculate Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure.
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure] was negative, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure] was positive, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure.
Fourth, get the average of the 5 years maintenance capital expenditure.

Merck's 5-Year Average Maintenance Capital Expenditure = $2,629 Mil

5. "Change In Working Capital" is from cashflow statement. Merck's Change In Working Capital for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $-4,133 Mil.
Note: GuruFocus' Change in Working Capital is provided by Morningstar. It is calculated by adding the items under "Change in operating assets and liabilities" (may refer to a different name for different company) section in Cash Flow Statement from original financial report. And sometimes it includes non-current parts of assets and liabilities.

6. Merck's Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) for the months ended in Jun. 2021 was 2540.000 Mil.

Merck's Onwer Earnings Per Share for Jun. 2021 is calculated as:

Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)
=( Net Income+Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization+Change In Deferred Tax
=( 5571 +3449+-740
-5Y Avg of Maintenance CAPEX+Change In Working Capital )/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
-2629.1734772437+-4133)/2540.000
=0.60

Price-to-Owner-Earnings=Current Price/Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)
=77.92/0.60
=129.87

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Assumption: Companies usually do not report maintenance capital expenditures and growth capital expenditures separately. Here we use estimated numbers and average them over 5 years. The method to estimate maintenance capital expenditures can be found in above part 4.

Note: GuruFocus' Change In Working Capital is provided by Morningstar. It is calculated by adding the items under "Change in operating assets and liabilities" (may refer to a different name for different company) section in Cash Flow Statement from original financial report. And it includes non-current parts of assets and liabilities.


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Merck Business Description

Merck logo
Industry
Healthcare » Drug Manufacturers NAICS : 325412 SIC : 2834
Address
2000 Galloping Hill Road, Kenilworth, NJ, USA, 07033
Merck makes pharmaceutical products to treat several conditions in a number of therapeutic areas, including cardiometabolic disease, cancer, and infections. Within cancer, the firm's immuno-oncology platform is growing as a major contributor to overall sales. The company also has a substantial vaccine business, with treatments to prevent hepatitis B and pediatric diseases as well as HPV and shingles. Additionally, Merck sells animal health-related drugs. From a geographical perspective, close to half of the firm's sales are generated in the United States.
Executives
Davis Robert M officer: EVP, Global Svcs & CFO 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Seidman Christine E director MERCK & CO., INC. 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Coe Mary Ellen director 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Wendell Peter C director 1400 FASHION ISLAND BLVD. SUITE 1010 SAN MATEO CA 94404
Chattopadhyay Sanat officer: Exe V-P & Pres. MMD 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Clyburn Frank officer: EVP, Chief Commercial Officer 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Williams David Michael officer: EVP,Chief Info&Digital Officer MERCK & CO., INC. 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Gerberding Julie L. officer: EVP Strat Comm, GI Pub Policy 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Craig Pamela J. director C/O ACCENTURE 161 N CLARK STREET CHICAGO IL 60601
Brun Leslie A director 435 DEVON PARK DRIVE 700 BUILDING WAYNE PA 19087
Glocer Thomas H director 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Russo Patricia F director SCHERING PLOUGH CORP ONE GIRALDA FARMS MADISON NJ 07940-1000
Lavizzo-mourey Risa J director GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 5 NECCO STREET BOSTON MA 02210
Thulin Inge G director 1250 5TH AVENUE SOUTH NAPLES FL 34102
Cech Thomas R director 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD KENILWORTH NJ 07033

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