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About the company

Novo Nordisk A/S is a global healthcare company engaged in diabetes care. The Company is also engaged in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical products. The Company operates through two business segments: diabetes and obesity care, and biopharmaceuticals. The Company's diabetes and obesity care segment covers insulin, GLP-1, other protein-related products, such as glucagon, protein-related delivery systems and needles, and oral anti-diabetic drugs. The Company's biopharmaceuticals segment covers the therapy areas of hemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. The Company also offers Saxenda product to treat obesity. It offers a range of products, including NovoLog/NovoRapid; NovoLog Mix/NovoMix; Prandin/NovoNorm; NovoSeven; Norditropin, and Vagifem. As of December 31, 2016, it marketed its products in over 180 countries. Its regional structure consists of two commercial units: North America and International Operations.

  • Revenue in USD (TTM)21.60bn
  • Net income in USD6.94bn
  • Incorporated1931
  • Employees50.82k
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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)
Amgen, Inc.26.38bn6.58bn132.86bn24.20k21.3655.7413.565.1111.8011.8047.504.520.44321.485.381,090,248.0011.0511.0714.3213.4075.7579.2924.9230.881.177.460.937949.282.182.47-18.87-5.261.0111.97
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co47.14bn6.62bn160.06bn32.20k24.884.909.343.393.013.0121.4915.270.44654.586.001,464,
Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR)21.60bn6.94bn183.48bn50.82k35.5023.6124.098.663.033.039.424.550.83421.254.70452,035.4026.8132.6551.9563.1283.9283.7932.1433.520.741219.080.254650.1810.914.7213.334.72-2.23-0.6934
Merck & Co., Inc.57.17bn16.64bn226.78bn68.00k13.605.2211.133.956.566.5322.5317.070.57813.036.54840,720.6016.847.6121.8310.1470.7770.9229.1316.061.1521.890.422386.0617.314.12173.1825.7922.487.49
AbbVie Inc57.35bn12.57bn247.98bn50.00k19.9317.0111.924.357.077.0732.278.290.39394.955.421,146,980.008.697.4611.109.4670.7272.0322.0518.110.74568.270.832497.8922.6916.99151.7114.1310.4417.93
Data as of Aug 17 2022. Currency figures normalised to Novo Nordisk A/S's reporting currency: US Dollar USD

Institutional shareholders

4.25%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Renaissance Technologies LLCas of 30 Jun 202217.53m1.01%
Fisher Asset Management LLCas of 30 Jun 202214.32m0.82%
Jennison Associates LLCas of 30 Jun 202210.52m0.60%
Capital Research & Management Co. (International Investors)as of 31 Mar 20225.33m0.31%
Loomis, Sayles & Co. LPas of 30 Jun 20225.32m0.31%
Fayez Sarofim & Co.as of 30 Jun 20224.77m0.27%
Managed Account Advisors LLCas of 30 Jun 20224.59m0.26%
Folketrygdfondetas of 30 Jun 20224.14m0.24%
WCM Investment Management LLCas of 30 Jun 20223.85m0.22%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.as of 31 Mar 20223.62m0.21%
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Data from 31 Mar 2022 - 30 Jun 2022Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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