Shares & Bonds

Participating in the success of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is possible: We are offering shares and bonds and would be happy to welcome you as one of our investors.


Be part of our success story

There are many reasons to invest in us – a company aiming for quality growth and diversification. As a result of our leading positions, we have pioneering knowledge and experience in markets with strong margins.  

Visit our Why invest page to find more about the advantages of investing in Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Stock Information

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 founding family). The publicly traded shares amount to 129.2 million, while the theoretical shares are 434.8 million.

General Share Data

   
ISIN DE 000 659 9905
WKN 659 990
Type of shares Shares without nominal value
   
Authorized capital EUR 168,014,927.60
Authorized shares 129,242,252
Theoretical number of shares* 434,777,878
   
Market segment Prime Standard
Deutsche Börse Index DAX
Sector Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
Official trading Xetra, Frankfurt (Germany)
OTC (Germany) Regional stock exchanges
   
First listing date October 20, 1995
Issue price / no. shares issued 39,999,999 shares at DM 54.00 (EUR 27.61)
Share Split 1:2 as of June 30, 2014
   
Fiscal year end December 31st
Accounting standard IFRS
   
Ticker symbol MRK
Bloomberg MRK
Reuters MRCG
Major indices DAX, 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.

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Bonds

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Analysts & Consensus

Several banks and brokerages regularly cover Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, by publishing analyses, short reviews and updates. An accurate and up to date consensus of these various projections is provided by VARA Research once per quarter.

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Indices

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