Top 10 Pharma Companies in USA 2015

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3. Merck and Co


Type: Public

Industry Served: Pharmaceuticals and biochemical formulations

Founded in the year: 1891

Headquartered in: New Jersey, United States

Specialized in: Anti-viral drugs

Area of operation: over 120 countries

CEO: Kenneth Frazier


Key Insights:

• An American pharmaceutical company and one of the largest pharma company in the world

• By market cap and revenue it is the world’s seventh largest pharmaceutical company

• For physicians, nurses Merck publishes the Merck Manuals which includes world’s best-selling medical references

• In 2009 it merged with it’s competitor Schering-Plough

• It has 31 production facility worldwide

• In 2013 it cut expenses by massive job cuts

• In 2013 , acquisition with Idenix Pharmaceutical is one of the largest acquisition in it’s history

• In 2014, it acquired two major firms Cubist pharmaceuticals and Oncoethix

• It has 32 state of art R&D facilities across the globe that help the company to grow by focusing on research and product development


Key products: Januvia, Zetia, Remicade, Gardasil, Keytruda, Isentress etc.


Revenues $48047M

Market Capitalization 166350

Net Income $6272M

Total No. of Employees 76000