Merck & Co., Inc.

Company overview

Merck & Co. (or 'the company'), known as Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) outside the US and Canada, is one of the leading healthcare companies in the world. The company is engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products. It is headquartered in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, and employed about 76,000 people as of December 31, 2013.

The company recorded revenues of $44,033 million during the financial year ended December 2013 (FY2013), a decrease of 6.8% over FY2012. The operating profit of the company was $5,956 million in FY2013, a decrease of 35.4% over FY2012. The net profit attributable to the company was $4,404 million in FY2013, a decrease of 28.6% over FY2012.

Merck & Co. entered into an agreement in May 2014 to sell its Merck Consumer Care (MCC) business to Bayer AG, a Germany-based global chemical and pharmaceutical business group, for $14.2 billion. In June 2014, Merck & Co. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Idenix Pharmaceuticals, a US-based biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of human viral diseases, for $24.50 per share in cash.

Key facts

One Merck Drive , Whitehouse Station , New Jersey 08889-0100 , USA

http://www.merck.com

New York ticker: MRK

No. employees: 76000

Turnover: 44,033,000,000 (USD)

Financial year end: December

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09 Jul 2014
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