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  • Previous Rank
    276
  • Revenues ($M)
    $42,294.00
  • Revenue Percent Change
    5.4%
  • Profits ($M)
    $6,220.00
  • Profits Percent Change
    159.8%
  • Assets ($M)
    $82,637.00
  • Employees
    69,000

Merck started 2019 strong, grabbing $10.8 billion in global sales during the first quarter—an 8% increase year-over-year—and raising its full-year revenue range for the year. This builds off the $42.3 billion in global sales the pharmaceutical giant netted in 2018, a 5% increase from 2017. Merck’s blockbuster cancer immunotherapy drug Keytruda continues to shine amongst its portfolio. Accounting for nearly a quarter of the company’s pharmaceutical sales, Keytruda netted $2.3 billion in sales for the first quarter in 2019. Merck is currently looking forward to the results of additional Keytruda studies later this year.

Company Information

CEO
Kenneth C. Frazier
Sector
Health Care
Industry
Pharmaceuticals
HQ Location
Kenilworth, N.J.
Websitehttps://www.merck.com
Years on Global 500 List25
Employees69,000
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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$42,294.005.4%
Profits ($M)$6,220.00159.8%
Assets ($M)$82,637.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$26,701.00-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues14.7%
Profits as % of Assets7.5%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity23.3%