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Merck (MRK) Other Current Assets : $7,950 Mil (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Merck Other Current Assets?

Merck's other current assets for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $7,950 Mil.

Merck's quarterly other current assets increased from Sep. 2023 ($6,656 Mil) to Dec. 2023 ($8,368 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2023 ($8,368 Mil) to Mar. 2024 ($7,950Mil).

Merck's annual other current assets increased from Dec. 2021 ($6,987 Mil) to Dec. 2022 ($7,169 Mil) increased from Dec. 2022 ($7,169 Mil) to Dec. 2023 ($8,368 Mil).


Merck Other Current Assets Historical Data

The historical data trend for Merck's Other Current Assets can be seen below:

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* 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.

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Merck Other Current Assets Chart

Merck Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Other Current Assets
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4,277.00 7,357.00 6,987.00 7,169.00 8,368.00

Merck Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Other Current Assets Get a 7-Day Free Trial 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 6,737.00 6,639.00 6,656.00 8,368.00 7,950.00

Merck Other Current Assets Calculation

Technically, the other current assets line may include any asset that will be used up within the next 12 months. However, other current assets never include assets that are listed elsewhere in the current assets section of the balance sheet. For this reason, other current assets are almost never:


Cash
Trade Receivables
Inventory

The assets grouped under other current assets are most commonly:


Prepaid Expenses
Tax Assets
Non-Trade Receivables
Other (too numerous to list)

Some companies can and do choose to report each of these items separately.

Other current assets may be made up largely of Prepaid Expenses - unless these are listed on a separate line of the balance sheet.

Prepaid expenses are exactly what they sound like. If a company pays a $30 million insurance premium on the last day of June that will provide coverage for the entire month of July, the company will record a $30 million prepaid expense to account for the insurance expense it will show in July that it already paid for in June.

Tax assets can be quite complex. It is not common for companies to have both tax assets and tax liabilities. It is important that investors take note of both items when considering future taxes.

Non-Trade receivables are rarely a large item. They include money owed to the company by non-customers. Non-trade receivables can be caused by related party transactions, the sale of a business unit, etc. The notes to the company's financial statements will often provide much more detail on this item if it is truly important.

There are a variety of other current assets like non-trade receivables which are simply too numerous to list. If a company is following correct reporting procedures, it should not lump items that are different from one another and yet individually important to the company together under the line Other Current Assets.

At most companies, other current assets are a small and unimportant part of the total balance sheet.


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Merck (MRK) Business Description

Address
126 East Lincoln Avenue, Rahway, NJ, USA, 07065
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 pediatric diseases as well as human papillomavirus, or HPV. Additionally, Merck sells animal health-related drugs. From a geographical perspective, just under half of the company's sales are generated in the United States.
Executives
Johannes Jacobus Oosthuizen officer: SVP, U.S. Market 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD, KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Richard R. Deluca officer: EVP&Pres, Merck Animal Heallth 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD, KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Steven Mizell officer: EVP,Human Resources 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD, KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Joseph Romanelli officer: President, Human Health Int?l 126 EAST LINCOLN AVENUE, RAHWAY NJ 07065
Rita A Karachun officer: Sr. VP Fince-Global Controller 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD, KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Jennifer Zachary officer: EVP, General Counsel 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD, KENILWORTH NJ 07033
David Michael Williams officer: EVP,Chief Info&Digital Officer MERCK & CO., INC., 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD, KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Robert M Davis officer: Evp, Global Svcs & CFO 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD, KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Sanat Chattopadhyay officer: Exe V-P & Pres. MMD 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD, KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Kenneth C Frazier officer: Chairman, President & CEO 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD, KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Chirfi Guindo officer: Chief Marketing Officer C/O BIOGEN INC., 225 BINNEY ST., CAMBRIDGE MA 02142
Baker Douglas M Jr director 370 WBASHA ST NORTH, ST PAUL MN 55102
Arpa Garay officer: SVP Human Health Global Mktg. 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD, KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Caroline Litchfield officer: EVP & CFO 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD, KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Julie L. Gerberding officer: EVP Strat Comm, GI Pub Policy 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD, KENILWORTH NJ 07033

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