Novartis AG researches, develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. More Details
Established dividend payer with proven track record.
Share Price & News
How has Novartis's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: NOVN is less volatile than 75% of Swiss stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.
Volatility Over Time: NOVN's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: NOVN matched the Swiss Pharmaceuticals industry which returned 10.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: NOVN underperformed the Swiss Market which returned 23.2% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Novartis's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Novartis undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: NOVN (CHF83.88) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CHF191.67)
Significantly Below Fair Value: NOVN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: NOVN is good value based on its PE Ratio (23.3x) compared to the European Pharmaceuticals industry average (25x).
PE vs Market: NOVN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.3x) compared to the Swiss market (22.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: NOVN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: NOVN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.8x) compared to the CH Pharmaceuticals industry average (3.3x).
How is Novartis forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 20 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: NOVN's forecast earnings growth (5.9% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.3%).
Earnings vs Market: NOVN's earnings (5.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Swiss market (11.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: NOVN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: NOVN's revenue (2.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Swiss market (5.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: NOVN's revenue (2.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: NOVN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (26.7%)
How has Novartis performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: NOVN has a large one-off loss of $2.8B impacting its June 30 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: NOVN's current net profit margins (17.4%) are higher than last year (14.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: NOVN's earnings have grown by 2.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: NOVN's earnings growth over the past year (24.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (2.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: NOVN earnings growth over the past year (24.6%) exceeded the Pharmaceuticals industry 8.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: NOVN's Return on Equity (16.6%) is considered low.
How is Novartis's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: NOVN's short term assets ($23.8B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($29.6B).
Long Term Liabilities: NOVN's short term assets ($23.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($40.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: NOVN's debt to equity ratio (62.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: NOVN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 36.3% to 62.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: NOVN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (39.6%).
Interest Coverage: NOVN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (19x coverage).
What is Novartis's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: NOVN's dividend (3.44%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.42%).
High Dividend: NOVN's dividend (3.44%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (3.53%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: NOVN's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: NOVN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (85.6%), NOVN's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: NOVN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (48% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Vas Narasimhan (45 yo)
Dr. Vasant Narasimhan, also known as Vas, M.D., serves as Chief Executive Officer of Novartis AG at Novartis India Ltd. Dr. Narasimhan has been Chief Executive Officer of Novartis AG since February 1, 2018...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Vas's total compensation ($USD11.73M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Swiss market ($USD5.82M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Vas's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: NOVN's management team is considered experienced (3.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: NOVN's board of directors are considered experienced (8.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 10.5%.
Novartis AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Novartis AG
- Ticker: NOVN
- Exchange: SWX
- Founded: 1996
- Industry: Pharmaceuticals
- Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
- Market Cap: CHF204.199b
- Shares outstanding: 2.43b
- Website: https://www.novartis.com
Number of Employees
- Novartis AG
- Lichtstrasse 35
Novartis AG researches, develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Innovative Medicines and Sandoz. The Innovative Medicines segment offer...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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