Pharmaceutical company Merck fell six spots on the list in its first year with CEO Robert Davis at the helm. But that modest slide masks a successful year in which profits jumped 85%, to $13 billion. Excluding revenue from Organon, the women’s health company whose spinoff was completed in June 2021, Merck’s sales overall increased 17%, including a 20% gain for the company’s hallmark cancer drug Keytruda and a 44% increase in sales for HPV vaccine Gardasil. Merck also registered nearly $1 billion in sales for molnupiravir, an oral antiviral treatment for COVID that received emergency use authorization from the FDA in December 2021. 
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Company Information

As of 10/10/2022
Country
U.S.
Headquarters
Kenilworth, N.J.
Industry
Pharmaceuticals
CEO
Robert Davis
Company Type
Public
Ticker
MRK
Revenues ($M)
$48,704
Profits ($M)
$13,409
Market Value ($M)
$218,166
Employees
67,500
Market value as of Sept. 30, 2022.

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions
% change
Revenues ($M)
$51,216
6.7%
Profits ($M)
$13,049
84.6%
Assets ($M)
$105,694
-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)
$38,184
-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues
25.5%
Profits as % of Assets
12.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity
34.2%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)
5
EPS % Change (from 2020)
84.9%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)
29.5%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)
9.8%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2021)
1.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)
9.7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)
11.4%

Merck Rank History

Historical Data

YearRevenues ($M)Profits ($M)Assets ($M)Total Stockholder Equity ($M)
2021$47,9942.5%$7,067-28.2%$91,588$25,317
2020$46,84010.7%$9,84358.2%$84,397$25,907
2019$42,2945.4%$6,220159.8%$82,637$26,701
2018$40,1220.8%$2,394-38.9%$87,872$34,336
2017$39,8070.8%$3,920-11.8%$95,377$40,088
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