Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net
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Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

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Analysis of Liquidity Ratios

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Liquidity Ratios (Summary)

Merck & Co. Inc., liquidity ratios

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Current ratio
Quick ratio
Cash ratio

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-25), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

Liquidity ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Merck & Co. Inc.’s current ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.
Quick ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments plus receivables) divided by current liabilities. Merck & Co. Inc.’s quick ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. Merck & Co. Inc.’s cash ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Current Ratio

Merck & Co. Inc., current ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current assets
Current liabilities
Liquidity Ratio
Current ratio1
Benchmarks
Current Ratio, Competitors2
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Current Ratio, Sector
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Current Ratio, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-25), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

1 2020 Calculation
Current ratio = Current assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Liquidity ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Merck & Co. Inc.’s current ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Quick Ratio

Merck & Co. Inc., quick ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cash and cash equivalents
Short-term investments
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
Total quick assets
 
Current liabilities
Liquidity Ratio
Quick ratio1
Benchmarks
Quick Ratio, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie Inc.
Amgen Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Eli Lilly & Co.
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Illumina Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Pfizer Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Zoetis Inc.
Quick Ratio, Sector
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Quick Ratio, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-25), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

1 2020 Calculation
Quick ratio = Total quick assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Liquidity ratio Description The company
Quick ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments plus receivables) divided by current liabilities. Merck & Co. Inc.’s quick ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Cash Ratio

Merck & Co. Inc., cash ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cash and cash equivalents
Short-term investments
Total cash assets
 
Current liabilities
Liquidity Ratio
Cash ratio1
Benchmarks
Cash Ratio, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie Inc.
Amgen Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Eli Lilly & Co.
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Illumina Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Pfizer Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Zoetis Inc.
Cash Ratio, Sector
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Cash Ratio, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-25), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

1 2020 Calculation
Cash ratio = Total cash assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Liquidity ratio Description The company
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. Merck & Co. Inc.’s cash ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.