Merck Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) from 2012 to 2016. Merck generated a total of $39.8 billion revenues during 2016. Merck reported a revenue growth of 0.8% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Merck Revenues From 2012 To 2016

Here are the revenues and the revenue growth details of Merck during the last five years:

  • Merck generated a total of $47.3 billion revenues during 2012. Merck reported a revenue growth of -1.6% year-over-year during 2012.
  • Merck generated a total of $44 billion revenues during 2013. Merck reported a revenue growth of -6.8% year-over-year during 2013.
  • Merck generated a total of $42.2 billion revenues during 2014. Merck reported a revenue growth of -4.1% year-over-year during 2014.
  • Merck generated a total of $39.5 billion revenues during 2015. Merck reported a revenue growth of -6.5% year-over-year during 2015.
  • Merck generated a total of $39.8 billion revenues during 2016. Merck reported a revenue growth of 0.8% year-over-year during 2016.

Why Analyze Revenue Growth?

Revenue growth is the most commonly analyzed financial metric. Revenue Growth is the percent increase (or decrease) of a company's revenue between two time periods. It is computed by using the following formula: ((revenues during the time period two - revenues during the time period one) / revenues during the time period one)*100. If the time periods are two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as the annual revenue growth year-over-year. If the time periods are two consecutive quarters, then the revenue growth is referred to as the quarterly revenue growth quarter-over-quarter. If the time periods refer to the same quarter in the two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. In case the time periods are two non-consecutive years, then the revenue CAGR (Commutative Annual Growth Rate) is computed.

Revenue growth analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding how a business is performing. If the revenue growth rates are positive, it means the business is performing well and the revenues are increasing. If the revenue growth rates are negative, it means the revenues are declining and the company needs to take measures to increase them. If they don't, the company will continue to shrink. Second, a company's historical revenue growth analysis along with the market size and market share analysis helps in forecasting the future revenues of a company. Third, a comparison of a company's growth rates with its competitors helps in determining who is winning more business. A revenue growth higher than the industry average translates into increasing market share. Companies with very high revenue growth rates have the potential to be the industry disrupters.

Merck Ranking

With $39.8 billion revenues, Merck ranked number 64 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For high-level analysis purposes, related/similar sectors are grouped into sector groups.

For example, Healthcare sector group is comprised of Life Sciences sector and Healthcare Services sector. Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments. Healthcare Services sector is comprised of following industries: Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors; Healthcare Payers; Healthcare Providers; Medical Software; Healthcare Research Services.

Merck is associated with Healthcare Sector Group, Life Sciences Sector, and Pharmaceuticals Industry.

With $39.8 billion revenues, Merck ranked number 15 of all the companies in the US Healthcare sector group. There were a total of 290 public companies in the US Healthcare sector group that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Healthcare sector group by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  2. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  3. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  4. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  5. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  6. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  7. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)
  8. Anthem ($84.9 billion)
  9. J&J ($71.9 billion)
  10. Aetna ($63.2 billion)

Healthcare sector group is comprised of the following sectors: Life Sciences; Healthcare Services.

With $39.8 billion revenues, Merck ranked number 3 of all the companies in the US Life Sciences sector. There were a total of 197 public companies in the US Life Sciences sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Life Sciences sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. J&J ($71.9 billion)
  2. Pfizer ($52.8 billion)
  3. Merck ($39.8 billion)
  4. Gilead Sciences ($30.4 billion)
  5. Medtronic ($28.8 billion)
  6. Abbvie ($25.6 billion)
  7. Amgen ($23 billion)
  8. Eli Lilly ($21.2 billion)
  9. Abbott Laboratories ($20.9 billion)
  10. Bristol Myers Squibb ($19.4 billion)

Life Sciences sector is comprised of the following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Pharmaceuticals industry includes companies that discover, develop, manufacture, and market medicines licensed for use as medications. In general these companies offer pharmaceutical products that can be described as prescription or over-the-counter medicines. Many Pharmaceutical companies also offer a diverse portfolio of animal health products, services and solutions. Many diversified pharmaceutical companies operate in more than two operating segments like consumer health products, medical devices and pharmaceutical.
  • Medical Devices industry includes manufacturers and distributors of medical equipments and medical supplies. Medical equipments include large scale capital equipmets such as X-Ray machines and MRI scanners and other nondisposable medical devices like stents and pacemakers. Medical supplies include makers of contact lenses, eyeglass lenses, bandages and other disposable products.
  • Biotechnology industry includes Biotechnology product companies, subscription companies, and service companies. Biotechnology product companies offer pharmaceutical drug products that are manufactured in, extracted from, or semi synthesized from biological sources. Subscription-based companies develop genome databases, which can be used to develop medicinal drugs. Service companies offer solutions based on a common technology or generic tool of other large pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical companies.
  • Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments industry includes companies that provide testing products, diagnostic reagents, instruments and diagnostic services to aid in the detection and treatment of a wide range of diseases. It also includes molecular diagnostic and genetic testing companies that develop, manufacture, market and provide diagnostic tests, diagnostic systems and related products and services. Also included are companies that manufacture and market analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery and diagnostics.

With $39.8 billion revenues, Merck ranked number 3 of all the companies in the US Pharmaceuticals industry. There were a total of 49 public companies in the US Pharmaceuticals industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Pharmaceuticals industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. J&J ($71.9 billion)
  2. Pfizer ($52.8 billion)
  3. Merck ($39.8 billion)
  4. Eli Lilly ($21.2 billion)
  5. Abbott Laboratories ($20.9 billion)
  6. Bristol Myers Squibb ($19.4 billion)
  7. Allergan ($14.6 billion)
  8. Shire ($11.4 billion)
  9. Mylan ($11.1 billion)
  10. Valeant Pharmaceuticals ($9.7 billion)

Companies Segmentation

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

With $39.8 billion revenues, Merck was in the Very Large companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 239 companies in the Very Large companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With 0.8% revenue growth year-over-year, Merck was in the Low positive revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 593 companies in the Low positive revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.

With a net margin of 9.8%, Merck was in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 1086 companies in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

Company Business Summary

Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. It operates in four segments: Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services, and Alliances segments. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal and intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, and fertility diseases. It also offers neuromuscular blocking agents; anti-bacterial products; cholesterol modifying medicines; and vaginal contraceptive products. In addition, the company offers products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat brain tumors, and melanoma and metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer; prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus; and vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, chickenpox, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it offers antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, horses, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fishes. Additionally, the company offers companion animal products, such as ointments; diabetes mellitus treatment for dogs and cats; anthelmintic products; fluralaner products to treat fleas and ticks in dogs; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. It has collaborationS with Aduro Biotech, Inc.; Premier Inc.; Cancer Research Technology; Corning; Pfizer Inc.; and AstraZeneca PLC. The company serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and entities, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, distributors, animal producers, and managed health care providers. Merck & Co., Inc. was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

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Revenues Analysis

Merck (MRK) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) from 2012 to 2016. Merck generated a total of $39.8 billion revenues during 2016. Merck reported a revenue growth of 0.8% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Merck (MRK) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) from 2002 to 2016. Merck generated a total of $39.8 billion revenues during 2016. Merck reported a revenue growth of 0.8% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Merck (MRK) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) revenue growth with Pharmaceuticals industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Merck reported a revenue growth of 0.8% year-over-year during 2016. The Pharmaceuticals industry growth was 7.7% year-over-year during 2016. Merck growth was slower than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

Merck (MRK) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years net profit and net margin of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) from 2012 to 2016. Merck reported a total net income of $3.9 billion during 2016. Merck generated a total of $39.8 billion revenues during 2016. Merck net profit margin was 9.8% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Merck (MRK) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years net profit and net margin of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) from 2002 to 2016. Merck reported a total net income of $3.9 billion during 2016. Merck generated a total of $39.8 billion revenues during 2016. Merck net profit margin was 9.8% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Merck (MRK) Net Profit Margin Comparison With Industry From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) net profit margin with Pharmaceuticals industry net profit margin during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Merck reported a net profit margin of 9.8% during 2016. The Pharmaceuticals industry net profit margin was 15.8% during 2016. Merck was less profitable than the industry during 2016.

Cost & Expenses Analysis

Merck (MRK) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years cost of sales (COGS) analysis of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) from 2012 to 2016. Merck spent a total of $13.9 billion on COGS during 2016. Merck generated a total of $39.8 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Merck spent 34.9% of its total revenues on COGS during 2016. The cost of sales (COGS) numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Merck (MRK) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis From 2012 To...

This report provides the last five years research and development (R&D) expenses of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) from 2012 to 2016. Merck spent a total of $10.1 billion on research and development (R&D) activities during 2016. Merck generated a total of $39.8 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Merck spent 25.4% of its total revenues on R&D activities during 2016. The R&D spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Merck (MRK) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis From...

This report provides the last five years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) from 2012 to 2016. Merck spent a total of $9.8 billion on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A) activities during 2016. Merck generated a total of $39.8 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Merck spent 24.5% of its total revenues on SG&A activities during 2016. The SG&A spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Working Capital Analysis

Merck (MRK) Inventory Spending Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years inventory spending analysis of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) from 2012 to 2016. Merck invested a total of $4.9 billion on inventories during 2016. Merck generated a total of $39.8 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Merck invested 12.2% of its total revenues on inventories during 2016. The inventory numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Merck (MRK) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Receivable (A/R) analysis of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) from 2012 to 2016. Merck invested a total of $7 billion on accounts receivable during 2016. Merck generated a total of $39.8 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Merck invested 17.6% of its total revenues on accounts receivable during 2016. The accounts receivable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Merck (MRK) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) from 2012 to 2016. Merck invested a total of $4.1 billion on accounts payable during 2016. Merck generated a total of $39.8 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Merck invested 10.4% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Asset Management Analysis

Merck (MRK) Property, Plant & Equipment (PP&E) Investment Analysis From 2012...

This report provides the last five years property, plant & equipment (PP&E) investment analysis of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) from 2012 to 2016. Merck invested a total of $12 billion on property, plant & equipment (PP&E) activities during 2016. Merck generated a total of $39.8 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Merck invested 30.2% of its total revenues on PP&E activities during 2016. The PP&E investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Merck (MRK) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Intangible assets analysis of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) from 2012 to 2016. Merck invested a total of $35.5 billion on Intangible assets during 2016. Merck generated a total of $39.8 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Merck invested 89.1% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

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