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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)46.94bn
  • Net income in CHF6.89bn
  • Incorporated1996
  • Employees103.91k
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
NOVN:VTX since
The Medicines CoDeal completed24 Nov 201924 Nov 2019Deal completed-11.83%7.38bn
Shire US Inc-Xiidra AssetsDeal completed08 May 201908 May 2019Deal completed-4.57%5.30bn
Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of Apr 02 2020 10:49 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
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Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
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Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd29.16bn-115.25m45.81bn49.58k--1.038.741.57-9.78-9.782,098.433,127.640.34442.214.8765,284,940.00-0.13421.37-0.15971.7765.0469.83-0.38963.830.8080.59110.5171226.3318.454.39-41.610.458611.300.00
Bayer AG46.10bn2.55bn54.44bn103.82k21.321.,411.701.923.252.364.1059.8960.775.587.560.93865.660.451482.9118.521.0575.47-
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd6.18bn1.42bn60.97bn7.39k42.067.75--9.86287.43287.431,251.771,559.720.69371.623.8092,802,820.0015.9310.3418.9512.2561.2254.4522.9615.802.97--0.0049.7618.358.2770.3625.3226.1323.87
Novartis AG46.94bn6.89bn200.36bn103.91k26.683.3517.844.272.974.8720.2423.640.36852.155.71451,735.205.426.226.947.6971.3568.3014.7017.320.832274.070.345681.915.67-1.94-44.19-7.69-7.893.11
Roche Holding Ltd.61.47bn13.50bn274.25bn97.74k20.408.3314.904.4615.6215.6271.1438.270.76072.746.08628,904.7017.4613.6125.9820.3271.7370.9922.9519.481.0426.720.285971.338.135.3128.977.667.992.38
Data as of Apr 02 2020. Currency figures normalised to Novartis AG's reporting currency: Swiss Franc CHF

Institutional shareholders

15.48%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 29 Feb 202065.29m2.58%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201954.26m2.15%
UBS Asset Management Switzerland AGas of 31 Dec 201952.85m2.09%
Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)as of 31 Dec 201945.05m1.78%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 29 Feb 202044.19m1.75%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 05 Mar 202031.14m1.23%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 31 Dec 201931.09m1.23%
Credit Suisse Asset Management (Schweiz) AGas of 28 Feb 202028.75m1.14%
Z�rcher Kantonalbank (Investment Management)as of 31 Jan 202023.69m0.94%
Dodge & Coxas of 31 Dec 201915.03m0.60%
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Data from 31 Dec 2019 - 25 Mar 2020Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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