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Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc

Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK)


Return on Capital (ROC)

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Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)

Merck & Co. Inc., ROIC calculation

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net operating profit after taxes (NOPAT)1
Invested capital2
Performance Ratio
ROIC3

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27).

1 NOPAT. See details »

2 Invested capital. See details »

3 2018 Calculation
ROIC = 100 × NOPAT ÷ Invested capital
= 100 × ÷ =

Performance ratio Description The company
ROIC A measure of the periodic, after tax, cash-on-cash yield earned in the business. Merck & Co. Inc.’s ROIC deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 exceeding 2016 level.