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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)50.21bn
  • Net income in USD6.79bn
  • Incorporated1996
  • Employees108.00k
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
NOVN:VTX since
Shire US Inc-Xiidra AssetsDeal completed08 May 201908 May 2019Deal completed3.50%5.30bn
IFM Tre IncDeal completed01 Apr 201901 Apr 2019Deal completed-10.37%1.58bn
CELLforCURE SASUDeal completed20 Dec 201820 Dec 2018Deal completed1.48%--
Endocyte IncDeal completed18 Oct 201818 Oct 2018Deal completed1.86%2.09bn
Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of Sep 16 2019 16:30 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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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)
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(YOY change %)
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(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd23.10bn94.59m55.22bn49.58k64.051.2114.192.3959.1159.112,158.063,124.900.28191.494.1250,355,220.000.11631.360.13781.7766.3769.830.41253.831.010.82760.537226.3318.454.39-41.610.458611.300.00
Bayer AG50.35bn650.11m70.29bn115.50k113.431.4211.421.400.6000.60046.3648.010.34191.903.19388,613.500.44594.120.55595.2855.4858.831.308.160.88143.270.490869.6713.05-0.286-47.83-11.873.756.26
Novartis AG (ADR)50.21bn6.79bn221.19bn108.00k29.933.8816.964.412.914.8721.4822.440.38872.275.99401,171.305.266.816.798.4170.1466.5513.5317.420.738144.270.370174.616.050.170265.026.53-0.13663.89
Roche Holding Ltd.59.78bn11.89bn237.62bn94.44k20.028.3414.603.9813.6513.6968.6832.780.74772.455.33626,882.1015.4312.8223.0319.0571.2171.1520.6418.761.1032.820.386975.826.653.9719.61-1.2818.772.21
Data as of Sep 16 2019. Currency figures normalised to Novartis AG's reporting currency: US Dollar USD

Institutional shareholders

4.61%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Dodge & Coxas of 30 Jun 201929.42m1.16%
PRIMECAP Management Co.as of 30 Jun 201925.62m1.01%
Franklin Mutual Advisers LLCas of 30 Jun 201913.76m0.54%
Fisher Asset Management LLCas of 30 Jun 20198.07m0.32%
UBS Financial Services, Inc.as of 30 Jun 20197.76m0.31%
Loomis, Sayles & Co. LPas of 30 Jun 20197.03m0.28%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 30 Jun 20196.60m0.26%
Managed Account Advisors LLCas of 30 Jun 20196.44m0.26%
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (Investment Management)as of 30 Jun 20195.95m0.24%
Mawer Investment Management Ltd.as of 30 Jun 20195.81m0.23%
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