Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Stock Info

General share data

30% of our shares are traded publicly, while the remaining shares are held by the General Partner E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany (the holding company for the Merck family). The publicly traded shares amount to 64.6 million, while the theoretical shares outstanding are 217.4 million.
The Merck Share


DE 000 659 9905
WKN659 990
Type of sharesShares without nominal value
Authorized capitalEUR 168,014,927.60
Authorized shares129,242,252
Theoretical number of shares*434,777,878
Market segmentPrime Standard
Deutsche Börse IndexDAX
SectorPharmaceutical & Healthcare
Official tradingXetra, Frankfurt (Germany)
OTC (Germany)Regional stock exchanges

First listing date

October 20, 1995
Issue price / no. shares issued39,999,999 shares at DM 54.00 (EUR 27.61)
Share Split1:2 as of June 30, 2014
Fiscal year endDecember 31st
Accounting standardIFRS
Ticker symbolMRK
Major indicesDAX, SXXP, MSER, BE500, SXXE, MSPE, SXDP, MCXP (detailed list)
* The calculation of the theoretical number of shares is based on the fact that the general partner's equity is not represented by shares. As the share capital of EUR 168,014,927.60 is divided into 129,242,525 shares, the corresponding calculation for the general partner´s capital of EUR 397,196,314.35 leads to 305,535,626 theoretical shares.


Publication of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
There are two different, unaffiliated companies that use the name MERCK. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates this website, uses the firm name “Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany,” in the United States and Canada, and also uses “EMD Serono” in biopharma, “MilliporeSigma” in life science and “EMD Performance Materials” in materials business. The other company, Merck & Co., Inc. holds the rights in the trademark MERCK in the United States and Canada. Merck & Co. is not affiliated with or related to Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which owns the MERCK trademark in all other countries of the world.   To reflect such fact and to avoid any confusion, certain logos, terms and business descriptions of the publications on this website have been substituted or modified, such as by referring to “Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany” instead of “Merck” standing alone.  Publications on this webpage, therefore, slightly deviate from the otherwise identical versions accessible outside the United States and Canada.
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