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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)47.81bn
  • Net income in CHF6.45bn
  • Incorporated1996
  • Employees121.00k
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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 AG38.24bn3.24bn85.67bn99.85k27.792.3013.262.243.738.2744.1444.980.49911.823.91383,956.504.875.596.217.4264.0953.379.768.201.615.140.30255.031.485.075.9111.539.8010.35
Roche Holding Ltd.51.90bn9.68bn202.70bn94.05k20.738.7314.673.9111.2511.2560.3826.740.70921.905.67551,801.1013.4514.2020.4621.0670.7872.2918.9720.700.919832.830.455170.365.053.538.040.493918.473.82
Novartis AG47.81bn6.45bn219.19bn121.00k30.862.7918.054.582.712.7120.1030.000.36832.485.82403,853.004.956.846.098.5165.6966.9513.4516.360.8082--0.294274.63-1.93-3.62-4.35-5.933.822.45
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd1.76tn163.46bn5.06tn29.90k30.762.3913.922.87207.80207.802,247.892,670.430.43112.223.9058,952,070.003.981.535.041.9770.2470.019.223.691.1833.420.3679233.39-4.172.8043.38-1.5312.600.00
Data as of Jan 18 2018. Currency figures normalised to Novartis AG's reporting currency: Swiss Franc CHF

Institutional shareholders

12.19%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Oct 201760.21m2.30%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201653.08m2.03%
UBS AG (Investment Management)as of 31 Oct 201739.41m1.51%
Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)as of 30 Sep 201738.73m1.48%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 31 Oct 201728.81m1.10%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 02 Nov 201727.72m1.06%
Credit Suisse Asset Management (Schweiz) AGas of 31 Oct 201721.55m0.82%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 30 Sep 201718.99m0.73%
Dodge & Coxas of 30 Sep 201716.33m0.62%
Deutsche Asset Management Investment GmbHas of 31 Oct 201714.16m0.54%
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Data from 31 Dec 2016 - 31 Oct 2017Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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