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

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Merck & Co. Inc., profitability ratios

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Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Merck & Co. Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Merck & Co. Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Merck & Co. Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Merck & Co. Inc.’s ROE improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Merck & Co. Inc.’s ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Gross Profit Margin

Merck & Co. Inc., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross margin
Sales
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
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Pfizer Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

1 2019 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross margin ÷ Sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Merck & Co. Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.

Operating Profit Margin

Merck & Co. Inc., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating income
Sales
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie Inc.
Amgen Inc.
Biogen 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.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

1 2019 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ Sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Merck & Co. Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Net Profit Margin

Merck & Co. Inc., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.
Sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie Inc.
Amgen Inc.
Biogen 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.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

1 2019 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net income attributable to Merck & Co., Inc. ÷ Sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Merck & Co. Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Merck & Co. Inc., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.
Total Merck & Co., Inc. stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie Inc.
Amgen Inc.
Biogen 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.
ROE, Sector
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
ROE, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

1 2019 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net income attributable to Merck & Co., Inc. ÷ Total Merck & Co., Inc. stockholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Merck & Co. Inc.’s ROE improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Merck & Co. Inc., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie Inc.
Amgen Inc.
Biogen 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.
ROA, Sector
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
ROA, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

1 2019 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net income attributable to Merck & Co., Inc. ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Merck & Co. Inc.’s ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.