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Merck KGaA Company Analysis

  • Company Profile

  • 49 Pages
  • July 2020
  • Citeline
  • Merck Group
  • ID: 4462161
The publisher explores Merck KGaA’s prescription pharmaceutical performance and outlook over 2019–29.


  • Overview: Merck KGaA’s sparse late-stage pipeline and exposure to generics mean an increased reliance on newly launched Mavenclad and Bavencio.
  • Key themes: [1] Initial launch of Mavenclad is exceeding expectations, with significant market share gains in the US and 5EU [2] A significant portion of Merck KGaA’s portfolio has lost patent protection, but the company is maintaining sales growth due to emerging markets such as China [3] Late-stage pipeline predominantly related to Bavencio label expansions, although bintrafusp alfa and tepotinib could see regulatory filings based on Phase II data.

Model updates (14 May 2020)

  • Mavenclad forecast adjusted lower due to market dynamics.

Model updates (5 March 2020)

  • Mavenclad forecast adjusted higher due to strong launch
  • Rebif forecast adjusted lower.

Model updates (14 November 2019)

  • Bavencio forecast adjusted lower due to sales performance and management guidance
  • Mavenclad forecast adjusted higher due to accelerating pace of sales ramp across all regions.

Model updates (8 August 2019)

  • Bavencio forecast adjusted lower due to trajectory of launch ramp and timing of supplemental approvals in renal cell carcinoma
  • Glucophage forecast adjusted higher due to strong growth in China
  • Mavenclad forecast adjusted higher due to strong launch in the US
  • Rebif forecast adjusted lower due to competition in the interferon market, as well as from oral dosage forms
  • Erbitux forecast adjusted higher in RoW due to addition to National Reimbursement Drug List in China, and lower in 5EU due to increased competition
  • Bintrafusp alfa forecast added
  • Tepotinib forecast added.

Table of Contents

Company Background
  • Company Overview
  • Key Metrics
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Key Drug & Company Information
  • Company Comparison

Recent Earnings Review
  • Earnings Overview
  • Notable Quotes & Important Topics
  • Pharma Insights Analysis

Company Forecast
  • Prescription Pharmaceuticals Sales Outlook
  • Branded Drug Outlook
  • Launch Profile Outlook
  • Therapy Area Outlook
  • Regional Sales Outlook
  • Lifecycle Analysis

Company Profile
  • Marketed & Pipeline Drugs
  • Recent Events & Analyst Opinions
  • Upcoming Catalysts
  • Recent Insights

Clinical Trial Overview
  • Clinical Trial Snapshot
  • Clinical Trials by Country
  • Clinical Trials by Status and Phase
  • Clinical Trials by Drug