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Merck (NYSE:MRK) Profitability Rank

: 8 (As of Dec. 2023)
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Merck has the Profitability Rank of 8. It has a higher profitability and may stay that way.

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. Piotroski F-Score
3. Trend of the Operating Margin % (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
4. Consistency of the profitability
5. Predictability Rank

Merck's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was -11.71%. As of today, Merck's Piotroski F-Score is 5.


Competitive Comparison

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

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

* The bar in red indicates where Merck's Profitability Rank falls into.



Merck Profitability Rank Calculation

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.

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.

Merck has the Profitability Rank of 8. It has a higher profitability and may stay that way.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability Rank is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin %

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Merck's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as:

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Dec. 2023 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2023 )
=-1713 / 14630
=-11.71 %

* 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.

2. Piotroski F-Score

The zones of discrimination were as such:

Good or high score = 8 or 9
Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Merck has an F-score of 5 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

3. Trend of the Operating Margin % (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.

Warning Sign:

Merck & Co Inc operating margin has been in a 5-year decline. The average rate of decline per year is -14.1%.

4. Consistency of the profitability

5. Predictability Rank


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Merck (NYSE: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
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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