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Merck PB Ratio

: 5.31 (As of Today)
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The PB Ratio, or Price-to-Book ratio, or Price/Book, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Book Value per Share. As of today (2022-08-12), Merck's share price is $90.5714. Merck's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $17.07. Hence, Merck's PB Ratio of today is 5.31.

Good Sign:

Merck & Co Inc stock PB Ratio (=5.21) is close to 3-year low of 4.81

The historical rank and industry rank for Merck's PB Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

MRK' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.64   Med: 4.06   Max: 8.56
Current: 5.3

During the past 13 years, Merck's highest PB Ratio was 8.56. The lowest was 1.64. And the median was 4.06.

MRK's PB Ratio is ranked worse than
84.59% of 1006 companies
in the Drug Manufacturers industry
Industry Median: 1.89 vs MRK: 5.30

During the past 12 months, Merck's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 29.90% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 13.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -1.60% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -5.20% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Merck was 34.30% per year. The lowest was -13.80% per year. And the median was 4.80% per year.

Back to Basics: PB Ratio


Merck PB Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Merck's PB Ratio 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 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
PB Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.21 7.07 8.50 7.80 5.07

Merck Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
PB Ratio 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 5.92 5.30 5.07 5.07 5.34

Competitive Comparison

For the Drug Manufacturers - General subindustry, Merck's PB Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PB Ratio 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 PB Ratio Distribution

For the Drug Manufacturers industry and Healthcare sector, Merck's PB Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Merck's PB Ratio falls into.



Merck PB Ratio Calculation

The PB Ratio, or Price-to-Book ratio, or Price/Book, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Book Value per Share. It is a ratio widely used to value stocks.

Merck's PB Ratio for today is calculated as follows:

PB Ratio=Share Price/Book Value per Share (Q: Jun. 2022)
=90.5714/17.07
=5.31

* 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.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

A closely related ratio is called Price-to-Tangible-Book. The difference between Price-to-Tangible-Book and PB Ratio is that book value other than intangibles are used in the calculation.


Merck  (NYSE:MRK) PB Ratio Explanation

Unlike valuation ratios relative to the earning power such as PE Ratio, PE Ratio without NRI, PS Ratio, Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow , or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow, the PB Ratio measures the valuation of the stock relative to the underlying asset of the company.

The PB Ratio works the best for the businesses that earn most of their profit from their assets, e.g. banks and insurance companies.


Be Aware

Some businesses have very light assets, such as software companies or insurance agencies. The PB Ratio does not work well for these companies. Some companies even have negative equity, so the PB Ratio cannot be applied to them.


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Merck Business Description

Merck logo
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
Baker Douglas M Jr director 370 WBASHA ST NORTH ST PAUL MN 55102
Oosthuizen Johannes Jacobus officer: SVP, U.S. Market 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Garay Arpa officer: SVP Human Health Global Mktg. 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Downing Cristal N officer: Chief Comm. & Public Afrs Ofcr 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Klobuchar Michael A officer: EVP - Chief Strategy Officer 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Lecointe-cephas Lisa officer: SVP Chief Ethics & Com Officer 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Litchfield Caroline officer: EVP & CFO 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Mayo Stephen director 2000 GALLOPING HILL RD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Li Dean Y officer: Executive VP & President, MRL 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
Lavizzo-mourey Risa J director GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 5 NECCO STREET BOSTON MA 02210
Seidman Christine E director MERCK & CO., INC. 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Warden Kathy J director 2980 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE FALLS CHURCH VA 22042
Craig Pamela director C/O ACCENTURE 161 N CLARK STREET CHICAGO IL 60601
Brun Leslie A director 435 DEVON PARK DRIVE 700 BUILDING WAYNE PA 19087

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