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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 USD (TTM)51.64bn
  • Net income in USD12.45bn
  • Incorporated1996
  • Employees105.00k
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
NOVN:VTX since
announced
Transaction
value
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd-Xiidra 5% BusinessAnnounced08 May 201908 May 2019Announced1.19%5.30bn
IFM Tre IncDeal completed01 Apr 201901 Apr 2019Deal completed-12.36%1.58bn
CELLforCURE SASUDeal completed20 Dec 201820 Dec 2018Deal completed-0.78%--
Endocyte IncDeal completed18 Oct 201818 Oct 2018Deal completed-0.40%2.09bn
Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of May 20 2019 09:09 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)
Revenue
(YOY change %)
Revenue
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
Dividend
(5 yr growth rate)
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd19.05bn991.29m54.72bn27.23k22.391.1615.792.87171.88171.882,174.393,318.530.23331.103.61--1.211.361.481.7768.5469.835.203.830.8221.860.5269244.2718.454.39-41.610.458611.300.00
Bayer AG48.50bn1.10bn59.26bn116.43k53.241.1110.471.221.071.0645.0851.380.42282.273.65371,485.000.97384.121.195.2855.4658.832.308.160.92163.470.467169.6713.05-0.286-47.83-11.873.756.26
Novartis AG (ADR)51.64bn12.45bn210.49bn105.00k15.564.0711.014.085.315.2722.0620.330.37772.476.25412,580.609.116.8113.188.4169.0366.5524.1217.420.832440.770.392774.616.050.170265.026.53-0.13663.89
Roche Holding Ltd.56.25bn10.35bn227.32bn94.44k21.868.2315.944.0412.1712.2166.1032.330.73262.345.87601,914.4013.9612.8220.6919.0571.0771.1519.0518.761.1144.730.38275.826.653.9719.61-1.2818.772.21
Data as of May 17 2019. Currency figures normalised to Novartis AG's reporting currency: US Dollar USD

Institutional shareholders

4.83%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Dodge & Coxas of 31 Mar 201936.34m1.43%
PRIMECAP Management Co.as of 31 Mar 201923.86m0.94%
Franklin Mutual Advisers LLCas of 31 Mar 201914.02m0.55%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 31 Mar 20198.03m0.32%
Fisher Asset Management LLCas of 31 Mar 20197.82m0.31%
Loomis, Sayles & Co. LPas of 31 Mar 20197.01m0.28%
UBS Financial Services, Inc.as of 31 Mar 20197.01m0.28%
Boston Partners Global Investors, Inc.as of 31 Mar 20196.46m0.25%
Managed Account Advisors LLCas of 31 Mar 20196.38m0.25%
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (Investment Management)as of 31 Mar 20196.15m0.24%
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Data from 31 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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