Q4/2018: Group Achieves 2018 Targets and Is Set for Profitable Growth

Successful finish to a challenging 2018 – organic sales increase driven by all business sectors and regions

Group Achieves 2018 Targets and is Set for Profitable Growth

  • Organic sales increase of 6.1% in 2018, driven by all business sectors and regions
  • EBITDA pre declines by -10.5%, mainly owing to negative exchange rate effects
  • Significant decrease in net financial debt
  • Organic sales and earnings growth expected for 2019
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2018 was a year of transition and investment for us. We achieved solid results in a dynamic market environment and achieved the financial targets we had set for ourselves. At the same time, we pressed further ahead with the strategic refocusing on innovation-driven businesses. In addition, we decreased our debt significantly."

Stefan Oschmann

Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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