Analysts & Consensus

Several banks and brokerages regularly cover Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, by publishing analyses, short reviews and updates.

VARA Consensus

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is covered by several renown sell-side analysts who make financial projections on the company. We authorize VARA Research to compile an accurate and up to date consensus of these various projections that are published once per quarter. Our company does not endorse these estimates and the figures are gathered independently by VARA Research.

The most recent analyst consensus provided by VARA Research is listed below.

VARA Consensus expectations for Q1 2024 (as of May 2024)

in € Million
High Mean Low
Net sales 5,247.0 5,101.0 4,979.9
EBITDA (pre one-time items) 1)
1,415.0 1,356.4 1,252.6
EPS (pre one-time items) 1)
€ 2.07
€ 1.93
€ 1.76

VARA Consensus expectations for Full Year 2024 (as of May 2024)

in € Million
High Mean Low
Net sales 21,452.6 21,204.4 20,770.9
EBITDA (pre one-time items) 1)
6,032.1 5,931.4 5,819.0
EPS (pre one-time items) 1)
€ 9.09
€ 8.58
€ 8.12
  1) For reconciliation details on EBITDA (pre one-time items) and EPS (pre one-time items) see the quarterly financial statement of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Consensus on recently published Share Price Targets and Recommendations (as of May 2024)

  Buy Hold  Sell Average
Target share price in €
183.76 165.50 n/a 181.84

Analyst Coverage

Broker Analyst Broker Analyst
Barclays Capital Emily Field Jefferies Brian Balchin
Bernstein SG Florent Cespedes JP Morgan Richard Vosser
BofA Sachin Jain Kepler Cheuvreux David Evans
Citigroup  Peter Verdult LBBW Timo Kuerschner
Deutsche Bank Falko Friedrichs Morgan Stanley Thibault Boutherin
DZ Bank Peter Spengler Morningstar Julie Utterback
Equita SIM Davide Marchesin ODDO BHF Bank Oliver Metzger
Exane BNP Paribas Gary Steventon Redburn Atlantic Simon Baker
Fairesearch (Alphavalue) Martin Schnee Stifel Dylan van Haaften
HSBC Rajesh Kumar UBS Matthew Weston


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