Financial Results 2020: Group Reports Record Results in a Turbulent Year

Group had a successful fiscal 2020, a year that was marked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The company met all the financial targets it had set for itself.

Overview and Outlook

Fiscal 2020
 
  • Sales increase by 8.6% to € 17.5 billion; EBITDA pre jumps 18.6% to € 5.2 billion; EBITDA pre margin rises to 29.7%; earnings per share pre grow 20.5% to € 6.70
  • Performance Materials renamed Electronics with immediate effect
  • Dividend proposal of € 1.40 per share

Forecast for fiscal 2021:

  • Strong organic sales growth expected
  • Organic EBITDA pre growth in the high single-digit to low teens percentage range
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The year 2020 was characterized by unprecedented turbulence. Yet despite the circumstances of the pandemic, we resolutely executed our strategy further and achieved truly superb business results.”

Stefan Oschmann

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

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