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About the company

Novartis AG is a Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company. The Company develops, manufactures, and markets branded and generic prescription drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), biosimilars and ophthalmic products. The Company uses science and digital technologies for treatments in the disease areas of immunology, dermatology, cancer, ophthalmology, neuroscience, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal and metabolism. The business activities of the Company are divided into two segments: Innovative Medicines, which includes innovative patent-protected prescription medicines for blood pressure, cancer and other ailments, and Sandoz, which includes generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars.

  • Revenue in CHF (TTM)52.43bn
  • Net income in CHF22.83bn
  • Incorporated1996
  • Employees108.00k
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
NOVN:SWX since
Gyroscope Therapeutics Holdings PLC(WAS 4L1215)Deal completed22 Dec 202122 Dec 2021Deal completed-4.26%1.50bn
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals IncRumoured18 Nov 202118 Nov 2021Rumoured-0.31%--
Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of Oct 03 2022 16:35 BST.

Peer analysis

Key Information
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
(5 yr avg)
Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Bayer AG46.78bn4.10bn45.97bn101.91k11.211.255.650.98274.314.3149.2238.700.3981.713.47485,331.803.51-1.374.71-1.7761.8959.998.82-3.730.83765.450.5388--6.484.76106.42-23.200.2547-5.52
GSK plc36.05bn4.33bn59.37bn90.10k12.062.637.181.651.,201.505.806.9610.2011.6165.4068.4814.7114.681.3110.400.494194.850.0444.11-23.7336.904.50-4.36
Sanofi SA40.67bn6.41bn94.95bn95.44k14.691.3711.742.335.275.2733.5056.670.35911.385.73440,466.505.685.196.916.2369.4568.0615.8215.360.86132.430.231166.944.832.46-49.387.20-0.3872.28
Novo Nordisk A/S20.46bn6.58bn168.17bn50.82k33.6422.3722.868.2222.0422.0468.5433.150.83421.254.703,290,321.0026.8132.6551.9563.1283.9283.7932.1433.520.741219.080.254650.1810.914.7213.334.72-2.236.47
AstraZeneca plc45.41bn-1.29bn172.29bn83.10k--4.6526.123.79-0.7957-0.795726.7421.710.51742.025.77496,013.10-1.472.62-1.983.6674.8578.90-2.846.610.67375.850.451196.2640.5810.22-96.50-49.76-1.011.03
Novartis AG52.43bn22.83bn179.87bn108.00k7.382.616.243.4310.1410.1423.4128.630.42762.196.19502,564.6018.619.0824.2511.5670.9270.6243.5324.731.13--0.3358.805.971.38197.5829.050.63113.44
Roche Holding AG64.38bn14.66bn256.45bn100.92k17.309.7212.853.9817.6817.6877.2031.460.73742.395.73637,960.8018.1915.6227.7023.7769.1871.0424.6621.820.803720.320.489562.047.684.42-2.557.78-1.992.55
Data as of Oct 03 2022. Currency figures normalised to Novartis AG's reporting currency: Swiss Franc CHF

Institutional shareholders

15.65%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 09 Sep 202257.69m2.40%
UBS Asset Management Switzerland AGas of 31 Dec 202155.73m2.32%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 202150.63m2.11%
Credit Suisse Asset Management (Schweiz) AGas of 31 Dec 202150.01m2.08%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 08 Sep 202245.81m1.91%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 08 Sep 202237.79m1.57%
Z�rcher Kantonalbank (Investment Management)as of 31 May 202223.26m0.97%
Dodge & Coxas of 30 Jun 202220.57m0.86%
Artisan Partners LPas of 30 Jun 202217.77m0.74%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 08 Sep 202216.85m0.70%
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Data from 31 Dec 2021 - 30 Jun 2022Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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