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About the company

Merck KGaA is a Germany-based science and technology company. The Company operates in three business segments: Healthcare, Life Sciences and Performance Materials. The Healthcare business, which operates in the United States and Canada as EMD Serono, focuses on such therapeutic areas as allergies, fertility, oncology and neurodegenerative diseases, developing drugs, diagnostic substances and medical devices. The Life Sciences business comprises the activities of MilliporeSigma, which provides solutions that facilitate biotechnology and pharmaceutical research. The product range includes laboratory water systems, gene editing tools, cell lines and end-to-end drug manufacturing systems, among others. The Performance Materials business provides specialty chemicals for various applications, including liquid crystals for electronic displays, materials for integrated circuits, effect pigments for coatings and color cosmetics, as well as functional materials for energy solutions.

  • Revenue in EUR (TTM)15.66bn
  • Net income in EUR1.14bn
  • Incorporated--
  • Employees54.04k
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
MRKX:GER since
Flodesign Sonics IncDeal completed10 Oct 201910 Oct 2019Deal completed-0.53%--
BSSN Software GmbHDeal completed06 Aug 201906 Aug 2019Deal completed11.52%--
Versum Materials IncDeal completed27 Feb 201927 Feb 2019Deal completed8.35%5.80bn
Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of Dec 12 2019 16:35 GMT.

Peer analysis

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CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
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Recordati SpA1.44bn328.18m7.58bn4.14k23.096.3219.045.271.571.576.895.730.6072.155.48347,500.0013.8414.6416.9718.3070.2269.1022.8020.562.2022.940.487861.234.987.518.1818.509.4522.76
Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group)3.57bn341.77m7.83bn28.25k23.832.10--,450.104.266.576.399.7758.6854.3811.2018.221.01--0.395430.1134.4520.04-13.3311.3425.013.46
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp3.34bn171.31m9.31bn7.23k54.271.2739.522.7936.9136.91718.921,571.990.37912.393.3755,778,360.001.435.101.595.7354.6060.433.7811.755.7647.820.000255.38-2.090.5793-35.52-3.81-7.896.96
Merck KGaA15.66bn1.14bn13.30bn54.04k39.232.524.570.84932.627.9635.9841.760.40251.944.86302,786.502.964.543.905.9863.1366.097.3511.031.085.400.40839.902.205.98-57.97-2.2814.485.64
Shionogi & Co Ltd2.95bn1.05bn17.10bn5.23k16.102.9514.255.80405.18405.181,141.932,208.950.46791.447.6668,105,300.0016.6113.2118.4315.0783.7177.7235.4926.766.31--0.001126.565.534.6521.9526.73-12.1115.36
Data as of Dec 12 2019. Currency figures normalised to Merck KGaA's reporting currency: Euro EUR
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