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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)47.65bn
  • Net income in CHF6.34bn
  • Incorporated1996
  • Employees119.00k
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
NOVN:VTX since
Encore Vision IncAnnounced20 Dec 201620 Dec 2016Announced13.15%--
Ziarco Pharma LtdDeal completed16 Dec 201616 Dec 2016Deal completed13.69%--
Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLCRumoured14 Nov 201614 Nov 2016Rumoured15.10%--
Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of Sep 22 2017 16:31 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 AG48.52bn4.54bn91.05bn115.68k20.832.7911.311.885.295.7656.7539.480.61372.464.07421,171.906.505.598.697.4257.3653.3710.588.201.296.650.351255.031.485.075.9111.539.8010.35
Roche Holding Ltd.51.90bn9.68bn213.63bn94.05k22.049.2715.464.1211.2511.2560.3826.740.70921.905.67551,801.1013.4514.2020.4621.0670.7872.2918.9720.700.919832.830.455170.365.053.538.040.493918.473.82
Novartis AG47.65bn6.34bn218.02bn119.00k31.382.8818.044.582.652.6519.9428.920.37092.515.79402,486.204.926.846.148.5165.4166.9513.2716.360.751--0.30474.63-1.93-3.62-4.35-5.933.822.45
Data as of Sep 22 2017. Currency figures normalised to Novartis AG's reporting currency: Swiss Franc CHF

Institutional shareholders

12.14%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Aug 201759.44m2.27%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201653.08m2.03%
UBS AG (Investment Management)as of 31 Aug 201742.16m1.61%
Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)as of 30 Jun 201738.85m1.49%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 31 Aug 201729.09m1.11%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 07 Sep 201727.22m1.04%
Credit Suisse Asset Management (Schweiz) AGas of 31 Jul 201721.99m0.84%
Dodge & Coxas of 30 Jun 201716.49m0.63%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 30 Jun 201715.57m0.60%
Deutsche Asset Management Investment GmbHas of 31 Aug 201713.88m0.53%
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Data from 31 Dec 2016 - 31 Jul 2017Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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