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About the company

Novartis AG is a holding company, which provides healthcare solutions. The Company is engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of a range of healthcare products led by pharmaceuticals. The Company's segments include Innovative Medicines, Sandoz, Alcon and Corporate activities. Innovative Medicines researches, develops, manufactures, distributes and sells patented prescription medicines to develop health outcomes for patients and healthcare providers. Sandoz develops, manufactures, distributes and sells prescription medicines, as well as pharmaceutical active substances that are not protected by valid and enforceable third-party patents. Alcon researches, develops, manufactures, distributes and sells eye care products. Alcon is a provider of eye care with product offerings in eye care devices and vision care. The Company's range of products includes pharmaceuticals and oncology medicines, generic and biosimilar medicines, and eye care devices.

  • Revenue in CHF (TTM)49.00bn
  • Net income in CHF6.65bn
  • Incorporated1996
  • Employees118.39k
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
NOVN:VTX since
Encore Vision IncAnnounced20 Dec 201620 Dec 2016Announced0.14%--
Ziarco Pharma LtdAnnounced16 Dec 201616 Dec 2016Announced0.61%--
Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLCRumoured14 Nov 201614 Nov 2016Rumoured1.86%--
Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of Mar 27 2017 16:30 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 AG46.77bn4.26bn88.48bn115.20k20.802.9211.401.895.145.4656.1836.680.5992.394.48405,980.905.845.597.737.4256.6153.379.758.201.196.930.380455.031.485.075.9111.539.8010.35
Novartis AG49.00bn6.65bn193.38bn118.39k26.542.3615.163.952.772.7720.4331.240.37782.776.04413,884.005.126.846.218.5165.0766.9513.5516.360.8409--0.241274.63-1.83-3.60-4.35-5.933.822.45
Pfizer Inc.52.83bn7.20bn202.47bn96.50k29.163.4715.593.831.171.178.589.810.31171.726.44547,409.304.
Roche Holding Ltd.50.58bn9.58bn217.74bn94.05k22.729.0116.954.3111.1311.1358.8128.070.66291.905.92537,745.1012.7614.2019.2021.0670.6972.2919.2420.700.917821.620.458570.365.053.538.040.493918.473.82
Data as of Mar 27 2017. Currency figures normalised to Novartis AG's reporting currency: Swiss Franc CHF

Institutional shareholders

12.60%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 28 Feb 201753.33m2.03%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201653.08m2.02%
Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)as of 31 Dec 201647.84m1.82%
UBS AG (Investment Management)as of 28 Feb 201736.81m1.40%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 31 Dec 201633.70m1.28%
Credit Suisse AGas of 28 Feb 201731.10m1.18%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 31 Jan 201725.89m0.99%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 28 Feb 201722.46m0.86%
Massachusetts Financial Services Co.as of 28 Feb 201713.38m0.51%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 28 Feb 201713.31m0.51%
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Data from 31 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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