Q2 2022: Group Delivers Robust Growth Despite Headwinds

We continued our growth trajectory in the second quarter of 2022 despite a challenging environment.

Key facts and Forecast

Results of Q2 2022

  • Group net sales rise by 14.3% to € 5.6 billion
  • All business sectors contribute to strong organic sales growth of 6.6%, especially the “Big 3” growth drivers
  • EBITDA pre up by 13.1% to € 1.8 billion; EBITDA pre margin at 32.0%
  • Cost inflation is partly offset by price increases

Forecast for fiscal 2022

  • Guidance for Group organic growth confirmed
  • Stronger positive currency effects expected for fiscal 2022

Company performance in Q2 2022

  Q2 2022
(in € billion)
Change
(in %, compared
to Q2 2021)
Organic growth
(in %, compared
to Q2 2021)

Group net sales:

5.6

14.3

6.6

EBITDA pre:

1.8

13.1

3.2

Life Science sales:

2.6

19.0

10.4

Healthcare sales:

1.9

7.6

1.4

Electronics sales:

€ 996 million

16.3

7.4

Belén Garijo - Chair of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Belén Garijo - Chair of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Q2 2022 underlines the resilience of our strategy to generate growth and with that, value for our patients and customers.

Belén Garijo

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

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