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Merck (MRK) Retained Earnings : $56,697 Mil (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Merck Retained Earnings?

Retained earnings is the accumulated portion of net income that is not distributed to shareholders. Merck's retained earnings for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $56,697 Mil.

Merck's quarterly retained earnings declined from Sep. 2023 ($57,082 Mil) to Dec. 2023 ($53,895 Mil) but then increased from Dec. 2023 ($53,895 Mil) to Mar. 2024 ($56,697 Mil).

Merck's annual retained earnings increased from Dec. 2021 ($53,696 Mil) to Dec. 2022 ($61,081 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2022 ($61,081 Mil) to Dec. 2023 ($53,895 Mil).


Merck Retained Earnings Historical Data

The historical data trend for Merck's Retained Earnings can be seen below:

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Merck Retained Earnings Chart

Merck Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Retained Earnings
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 46,602.00 47,362.00 53,696.00 61,081.00 53,895.00

Merck Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Retained Earnings 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 62,039.00 54,198.00 57,082.00 53,895.00 56,697.00

Merck Retained Earnings Calculation

Retained Earnings is the accumulated portion of net income that is not distributed to shareholders. Because the net income was not distributed to shareholders, shareholders' equity is increased by the same amount.

Of course, if a company loses, it is called retained losses, or accumulated losses.


Merck  (NYSE:MRK) Retained Earnings Explanation

Historically profitable companies sometimes have negative retained earnings. This is because they have cumulatively paid out more to shareholders than they reported in profits.

For example, in 2011, Microsoft had negative retained earnings. This does not mean the company lost more money than it made over the years. It just means it paid out more money than it earned.

If a company has negative retained earnings, investors should check the 10-year financial results. They should not assume that negative retained earnings prove a company has generally lost money in the past.

Of course, many companies with negative retained earnings have indeed lost money in the past.

Retained Earnings: Warren Buffett's Secret.

One of the most important indicators of durable competitive advantage. Net earnings can be paid out as dividends, used to buy back shares or retained for growth.

If the company loses more than it has accumulated, retained earnings is negative.

If a company isn't adding to its retained earnings, it isn't growing its net worth.

Rate of growth of retained earnings is good indicator whether it's benefiting from a competitive advantage.

Microsoft is negative because it chose to buyback stock and pay dividends.

The more earnings retained, the faster it grows and increases growth rate for future earnings.


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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