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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)53.71bn
  • Net income in CHF12.74bn
  • Incorporated1996
  • Employees125.16k
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
NOVN:VTX since
IFM Tre IncAnnounced01 Apr 201901 Apr 2019Announced-18.31%1.58bn
CELLforCURE SASUDeal completed20 Dec 201820 Dec 2018Deal completed-7.52%--
Endocyte IncDeal completed18 Oct 201818 Oct 2018Deal completed-7.17%2.09bn
Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of Apr 18 2019 13:04 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)
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd16.06bn995.61m59.54bn27.23k30.201.6223.493.71139.72139.722,265.992,598.780.352.143.4965,404,920.002.171.672.632.1973.0170.376.204.012.813.080.5551207.482.222.6062.594.692.700.00
Bayer AG45.19bn1.93bn65.51bn117.00k30.791.2511.251.452.002.0042.0849.300.39321.943.88338,347.701.704.122.085.2857.0358.834.328.160.87514.060.472969.6713.05-0.286-47.83-11.873.756.26
Novartis AG53.71bn12.74bn201.33bn125.16k14.532.3010.223.755.435.4322.9334.370.38162.476.14429,
Roche Holding Ltd.56.85bn10.47bn229.86bn94.44k21.888.2415.944.0412.1712.2166.1032.330.73262.345.87601,914.4013.9612.8220.6919.0571.0771.1519.0518.761.1144.730.38275.826.653.9719.61-1.2818.772.21
Data as of Apr 18 2019. Currency figures normalised to Novartis AG's reporting currency: Swiss Franc CHF

Institutional shareholders

14.06%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 28 Feb 201961.11m2.40%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201854.77m2.15%
Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)as of 31 Dec 201846.69m1.83%
UBS AG (Investment Management)as of 02 Apr 201940.03m1.57%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 28 Feb 201936.41m1.43%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 04 Apr 201930.33m1.19%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 31 Dec 201827.42m1.08%
Z�rcher Kantonalbank (Investment Management)as of 28 Feb 201924.78m0.97%
Credit Suisse Asset Management (Schweiz) AGas of 29 Mar 201920.94m0.82%
Dodge & Coxas of 31 Dec 201816.08m0.63%
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Data from 31 Dec 2018 - 29 Mar 2019Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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