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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)50.75bn
  • Net income in CHF7.92bn
  • Incorporated1996
  • Employees124.00k
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
NOVN:VTX since
AveXis IncDeal completed09 Apr 201809 Apr 2018Deal completed-2.73%8.66bn
Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of May 25 2018 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)
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Bayer AG34.47bn3.68bn88.15bn99.86k24.392.2214.192.564.218.2639.5146.350.42971.503.06345,351.604.355.155.566.7667.2157.6810.128.882.046.870.267758.250.206-2.50-
Roche Holding Ltd.53.30bn8.63bn187.96bn93.73k21.687.0314.793.5310.0410.0461.9830.970.69452.055.81568,619.7011.5013.4417.0219.9370.5471.6416.5619.701.0931.630.395373.265.383.22-9.85-1.7411.862.46
Novartis AG50.75bn7.92bn192.38bn124.00k22.482.5014.343.793.363.3821.5130.190.38342.505.98417,326.905.986.457.527.9866.3966.6915.6116.160.915--0.323979.301.52-2.7213.86-3.79-2.192.67
Data as of May 25 2018. Currency figures normalised to Novartis AG's reporting currency: Swiss Franc CHF

Institutional shareholders

12.74%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 30 Apr 201858.08m2.22%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201754.69m2.09%
UBS AG (Investment Management)as of 02 May 201842.39m1.62%
Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)as of 31 Mar 201841.65m1.59%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 03 May 201831.10m1.19%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 31 Mar 201830.43m1.16%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 31 Mar 201823.98m0.92%
Credit Suisse Asset Management (Schweiz) AGas of 30 Apr 201820.62m0.79%
Dodge & Coxas of 31 Mar 201817.02m0.65%
Deutsche Asset Management Investment GmbHas of 17 May 201813.44m0.51%
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Data from 31 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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