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Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Merck & Co. Inc., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

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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-Q (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

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 improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Merck & Co. Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Merck & Co. Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 and from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Merck & Co. Inc.’s ROE improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Merck & Co. Inc.’s ROA improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.

Gross Profit Margin

Merck & Co. Inc., gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross margin
Sales
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie Inc.
Allergan PLC
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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

1 Q2 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross marginQ2 2020 + Gross marginQ1 2020 + Gross marginQ4 2019 + Gross marginQ3 2019) ÷ (SalesQ2 2020 + SalesQ1 2020 + SalesQ4 2019 + SalesQ3 2019)
= 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 improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.

Operating Profit Margin

Merck & Co. Inc., operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 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.
Allergan PLC
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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

1 Q2 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating incomeQ2 2020 + Operating incomeQ1 2020 + Operating incomeQ4 2019 + Operating incomeQ3 2019) ÷ (SalesQ2 2020 + SalesQ1 2020 + SalesQ4 2019 + SalesQ3 2019)
= 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 Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.

Net Profit Margin

Merck & Co. Inc., net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss) attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.
Sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie Inc.
Allergan PLC
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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

1 Q2 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net income (loss) attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.Q2 2020 + Net income (loss) attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.Q1 2020 + Net income (loss) attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.Q4 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.Q3 2019) ÷ (SalesQ2 2020 + SalesQ1 2020 + SalesQ4 2019 + SalesQ3 2019)
= 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 Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 and from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Merck & Co. Inc., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss) attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.
Total Merck & Co., Inc. stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie Inc.
Allergan PLC
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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

1 Q2 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net income (loss) attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.Q2 2020 + Net income (loss) attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.Q1 2020 + Net income (loss) attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.Q4 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.Q3 2019) ÷ 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 Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Merck & Co. Inc., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss) attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie Inc.
Allergan PLC
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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

1 Q2 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net income (loss) attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.Q2 2020 + Net income (loss) attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.Q1 2020 + Net income (loss) attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.Q4 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.Q3 2019) ÷ 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 Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.