What Is MRK Revenue?
Revenue refers to the money earned through sale of products and services offered, and is driven by both price and volume
🢒 Revenue = Average price per unit of service/product x Number of units of service/product sold
🢒 Revenue is also commonly referred to as sales or topline, and revenue growth is one of the key determinants of market valuation
🢒 Revenue can be used to calculate P/S, which is a measure market valuation per dollar of revenue or sales
 What's The Unique Content Here?
Beyond the annual and quarterly revenue and margin data, we offer the ability to compare these metrics for Merck with those of its direct peers, industry, sector, and category peers. The idea is to give complete information on how to analyze and use revenue metric in investment decisions
 What Are Direct And Category Peers?
Direct Peers include select companies that fully or partially compete in the same markets as Merck. These include Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol Myers Squibb, Novartis AG, Eli Lilly and Company.
Category Peers are companies which exhibit similarity vs Merck when it comes to specific financial characteristics. For example, if Merck is growing fast (defined as average annual growth > 15%), then one of its category peers will be companies that lie in the same growth band
 Why Do You Compare With Category Peers?
Comparison with category peers offers additional insights to aid investment decisions. The financial characteristics used to categorize these peers are also some of the commonly used filters that investors use
 What's The Purpose Of P/E Comparison In Context Of Net Income?
Higher revenue growth, especially in the absence of deteriorating margins, usually commands higher market valuationThis market valuation metric is called Price-To-Sales
ratio or P/S
, but is less commonly used as it masks the effect of absolute marginsAll things equal, a stock with lower margins will command lower P/SNevertheless, it is useful to compare MRK P/S with its direct peers as they operate in common markets where economics are similar
 I Can Not Find All Peers Of MRK Here To Compare, What Should I Do?
We currently do not offer the ability to compare revenue and margin of specific tickers on demand. However, you can find similar revenue comparison page for the desired tickers by:
Open All Companies Page --> Choose Specific Ticker To Open Specific Company Page --> Navigate To 'Financials' section