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Merck Summary

Overview

Merck & Co (also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme) is a healthcare manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceuticals. The company operates in four segments: Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services, and Alliances. Merck offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, and fertility diseases.

TypePublic
Founded1891
HQKenilworth, NJ, USMap
Websitemerck.com
Employee Ratings
4.2
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Overall CultureA-More

Locations

Merck is headquartered in
Kenilworth, United States

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Company Growth (employees)

Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)71,000(+3%)
Job Openings5,006
Website Visits (Apr 2021)788 k(-23%)
Revenue (FY, 2020)$48 B(+2%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)$76.9
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Merck

Merck Office Locations

Merck has offices in Kenilworth, Albuquerque, Alexandria, Allen and in 253 other locations

Merck Financials and Metrics

Merck Revenue

Merck's revenue was reported to be $47.99 b in FY, 2020

USD

Revenue (Q1, 2021)$12.08 b
Gross profit (Q1, 2021)$8.41 b
Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %69.6%
Net income (Q1, 2021)$3.19 b
Market capitalization (30-Jul-2021)$194.64 b
Closing stock price(30-Jul-2021)$76.87
Cash (31-Mar-2021)$6.98 b
EV $218.91 b

Merck's current market capitalization is $194.6 b.

USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020
Revenue40.1 b42.3 b46.8 b48 b
Revenue growth, %1%5%11%
Cost of goods sold12.8 b13.5 b14.1 b15.5 b
Gross profit27.3 b28.8 b32.7 b32.5 b
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021
Revenue10 b10.5 b10.8 b10.8 b11.8 b12.4 b12.1 b10.9 b12.6 b12.1 b
Cost of goods sold3.2 b3.4 b3.6 b3.1 b3.4 b4 b3.3 b3.2 b3.5 b3.7 b
Gross profit6.9 b7 b7.2 b7.8 b8.4 b8.4 b8.7 b7.7 b9.1 b8.4 b
Gross profit Margin, %68%67%66%72%71%68%73%71%72%70%
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USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020
Cash6.1 b8 b9.7 b8.1 b
Accounts Receivable6.9 b7.1 b6.8 b7.9 b
Inventories5.1 b5.4 b6 b6.3 b
Current Assets24.8 b25.9 b27.5 b27.8 b
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USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020
Net Income2.4 b6.2 b9.8 b7.1 b
Depreciation and Amortization4.6 b4.5 b3.7 b1.9 b
Accounts Receivable297 m(418 m)294 m(1 b)
Inventories(145 m)(911 m)(508 m)(855 m)
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021
Net Income741 m2.5 b4.4 b2.9 b5.5 b7.4 b3.2 b6.2 b9.2 b3.2 b
Depreciation and Amortization1.1 b2.4 b3.4 b898 m1.9 b2.7 b821 m1.9 b2.7 b930 m
Cash From Operating Activities1.2 b4.5 b7.3 b1.3 b4.4 b8.6 b707 m4.1 b6.2 b1.8 b
Purchases of PP&E(1.1 b)
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USD
Q1, 2021
EV/CFO122.5 x
Financial Leverage3.4 x
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Revenue Breakdown

Merck revenue breakdown by business segment: 9.4% from Animal Health, 89.1% from Pharmaceutical and 1.5% from Other

Merck revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 6.3% from Asia Pacific (other than Japan and China), 6.8% from China, 5.3% from Latin America, 27.1% from Europe, Middle East and Africa, 43.4% from United States, 7.6% from Japan and 3.4% from Other

Merck Operating Metrics

Merck's Phase III Trials Products was reported to be 25 in Nov, 2020.

FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017May, 2018Nov, 2018FY, 2018FY, 2019Apr, 2020Aug, 2020Nov, 2020
Drugs Approved by FDA1
Phase III Trials Products241820201724242425
Projects in R&D Pipeline4110
Products309893102

Merck Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
OncoImmuneNovember 23, 2020$425 m
VelosBioNovember 06, 2020$2.75 b
Themis BioscienceMay 26, 2020
ArQuleDecember 09, 2019$2.7 b
Calporta Therapeutics, Inc.November 13, 2019$576 m
Tilos TherapeuticsJune 10, 2019$773 m
Peloton TherapeuticsMay 21, 2019$2.25 b
ConnectMedApril 05, 2019
Immune DesignFebruary 21, 2019$300 m
Antelliq GroupDecember 14, 2018$2.4 b

Human Capital Metrics

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Merck Hiring Categories

Merck Median Salaries

Source: 8 public H-1B filings from Merck

Merck Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

96/100

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Merck Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

60-79

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Merck Website Traffic

Alexa Website Rank

Total Visits per monthSimilarWeb

Merck Online and Social Media Presence

Twitter followers

210.49 k Twitter followers

6 Months

Merck has 210.49 k Twitter Followers. The number of followers has increased 0.71% month over month and increased 0.99% quarter over quarter.

Merck's Trends

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Twitter Engagement Stats for @merck

  • 8.86 k

    Tweets

  • 1.01 k

    Following

  • 210.49 k

    Followers

  • 20

    Tweets last 30 days

  • 13.7

    Avg. likes per Tweet

  • 95%

    Tweets with engagement

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Merck Company CultureCultureAndCompensation Logo

  • Overall Culture

    A-

    73/100

  • CEO Rating

    A

    75/100

  • Compensation

    A-

    77/100

  • Diversity

    A-

    76/100

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Merck News and Updates

Jul 29, 2021
Merck stock slips after adjusted profit matches expectations, while revenue beats
_3xOCqShares of Merck & Co. Inc. fell 0.9% in premarket trading Thursday, after the drug maker reported second-quarter adjusted profit that matched expectations, while sales rose above forecasts even as Keytruda sales came up short. Net income fell to $1.55 billion, or 61 cents a share, from $3.00 billion, or $1.18 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, such as a $1.7 billion charge for the acquisition of Pandion Therapeutics, adjusted earnings per share rose to $1.31 from $1.02 to match the FactSet consensus of $1.31. Sales grew 19% to $11.40 billion, above the FactSet consensus of $11.08 billion. Pharmaceutical sales rose 22% to $9.98 billion, while sales of its key cancer treatment Keytruda increased 23% to $4.18 billion but missed expectations of $4.35 billion. For 2021, the company expects adjusted EPS of $5.47 to $5.57, surrounding the FactSet consensus of $5.52, and expects revenue of $46.4 billion to $47.4 billion, above expectations of $46.2 billion. Merck's stock has edged up 0.4% year to date through Wednesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 14.1%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Jul 28, 2021
FDA Approves Merck’s Keytruda Combo for Early Breast Cancer Treatment
Merck & Co Inc. said on Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its immunotherapy Keytruda as a treatment for an early form of tough-to-treat breast cancer in combination with chemotherapy.
Jul 27, 2021
Merck Announces Fourth-Quarter 2021 Dividend
Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.65 per share of the company’s common stock for the fourth quarter of 2021.
Jul 24, 2021
Merck Announces Appointment of Head of China & International for Healthcare
Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced that Hong Chow will join its Healthcare business sector as Head of China & International on October 1.
Jul 22, 2021
Merck, Evidation join forces on Alzheimer’s data solutions
The health data specialist and pharma firm are partnering on solutions around remote collection of digital data for detection and monitoring of treatments.

Merck Blogs

May 28, 2020
Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) Superior to Standard of Care Chemotherapy in Patients with MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J. KEYTRUDA Monotherapy Significantly Reduced Risk of Disease Progression or Death by 40% and More Than Doubled Median Progression-Free Survival Versus Chemotherapy KEYNOTE-177 is the First Positive Head-to-Head Phase 3 Trial of a Single-Agent, Anti-PD-1 Therapy Compared to Chemotherapy as First-Line Treatment for Patients with MSI-H Colorectal Cancer KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the first presentation of results from KEYNOTE-177, a Phase 3 trial evaluating KEYTRUDA, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, for the first-line treatment of patients with microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) unresectable or metastatic colorectal cancer. Language: English Contact: Media Contacts: Pamela Eisele (267) 305-3558 Justine Moore (908) 740-6449 Investor Contacts: Peter Dannenbaum (908) 740-1037 Courtney Ronaldo (908) 740-6132 Ticker Slug: Ticker: MRK Exchange: NYSE @Merck read more
May 26, 2020
Merck Announces Third-Quarter 2020 Dividend
Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J. KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.61 per share of the company’s common stock for the second quarter of 2020. Payment will be made on July 7, 2020 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 15, 2020. About Merck Language: English Contact: Media: Pamela Eisele (267) 305-3558 Investor: Peter Dannenbaum (908) 740-1037 Michael DeCarbo (908) 740-1807 Ticker Slug: Ticker: MRK Exchange: NYSE @Merck read more
May 26, 2020
Merck to Acquire Themis
Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J. Merck to Apply its Industry-Leading Vaccine Development Capabilities to SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Program Originated by Themis and Institut Pasteur KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Themis, a company focused on vaccines and immune-modulation therapies for infectious diseases and cancer, today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Merck, through a subsidiary, will acquire privately-held Themis. Language: English Contact: Merck Media: Patrick Ryan +1 (201) 452-2409 Ian McConnell +1 (973) 901-5722 Themis Media & Investors Gretchen Schweitzer +49 172 861 8540 Jacob Verghese +49 89 2388 7731 Merck Investors: Peter Dannenbaum +1 (908) 740-1037 Michael DeCarbo +1 (908) 740-1807 Ticker Slug: Ticker: MRK Exchange: NYSE @Merck read more
May 20, 2020
LYNPARZA® (olaparib) Approved by FDA for Treatment of HRR Gene-Mutated Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer That Has Progressed Following Prior Treatment with Enzalutamide or Abiraterone
Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J. Only PARP Inhibitor to Improve Overall Survival vs. Enzalutamide or Abiraterone for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients with BRCA or ATM Mutations, A Key Secondary Endpoint in the Phase 3 PROfound Trial Approximately 20-30% of Men with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Have an HRR Gene Mutation KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AstraZeneca and Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved LYNPARZA for the treatment of adult patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline or somatic homologous recombination repair (HRR) gene-mutated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who have progressed following prior treatment with enzalutamide or abiraterone. Patients will be selected for therapy based on an FDA-approved companion diagnostic for LYNPARZA. Language: English Contact: Media Contacts: Pamela Eisele (267) 305-3558 Steve Wanczyk (267) 305-5563 Investor Contacts: Peter Dannenbaum (908) 740-1037 Courtney Ronaldo (908) 740-6132 Ticker Slug: Ticker: MRK Exchange: NYSE Organization,Facebook,Merck @Merck read more
May 19, 2020
Infectious Disease Connect and ILÚM Health Solutions Combine to Advance Precision Treatment of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J. & PITTSBURGH Agreement Includes Strategic Investments from UPMC Enterprises and Merck Global Health Innovation Fund KENILWORTH, N.J. & PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and UPMC today announced that Infectious Disease Connect Inc., a UPMC-backed company offering telemedicine-enabled solutions to hospitals for treatment of infectious diseases, has combined with Merck’s ILÚM Health Solutions, a provider of technology and services to support infectious disease management, clinical decision-support and precision antibiotic therapy. Language: English Contact: UPMC Contact: Courtney Caprara Office: 412-647-6190 Mobile: 412-592-8134 E-mail: CapraraCL@upmc.edu UPMC Contact: Wendy Zellner Office: 412-586-9777 Mobile: 412-973-7266 Email: ZellnerWL@upmc.edu Merck Media Contact: Pamela Eisele 267-305-3558 Merck Investor Relations Contact: Peter Dannenbaum 908-740-1037 Ticker Slug: Ticker: MRK Exchange: NYSE @Merck read more
May 18, 2020
Merck Announces Appointment of Organon & Co. Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer
Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J. KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the appointment of Matthew Walsh and Rachel Stahler as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer, respectively, for Organon & Co., its intended spinoff of its women’s health, legacy brands and biosimilars businesses. Language: English Contact: Media: Jessica Fine (908) 740-1707 Kate Vossen (732) 675-8448 Investor: Peter Dannenbaum (908) 740-1037 Michael DeCarbo (908) 740-1807 Ticker Slug: Ticker: MRK Exchange: NYSE @Merck read more

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When was Merck founded?
Merck was founded in 1891.
Who are Merck key executives?
Merck's key executives are Kenneth Frazier, Robert M. Davis and Sanat Chattopadhyay.
How many employees does Merck have?
Merck has 71,000 employees.
What is Merck revenue?
Latest Merck annual revenue is $47.99 b.
What is Merck revenue per employee?
Latest Merck revenue per employee is $659.72 k.
Who are Merck competitors?
Competitors of Merck include BioLegend, Bausch Health and Sanofi.
Where is Merck headquarters?
Merck headquarters is located at 2000 Galloping Hill Rd, Kenilworth.
Where are Merck offices?
Merck has offices in Kenilworth, Albuquerque, Alexandria, Allen and 254 other locations
How many offices does Merck have?
Merck has 266 offices.

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