Q3 2021: “Big 3” Again Deliver Efficient, Double-Digit Growth

Group again grew strongly in the third quarter of 2021. Net sales amounted to € 5.0 billion. EBITDA pre, the most important financial indicator to steer operating business, reached € 1.6 billion.

Key facts and Forecast

Key facts at a glance:

  • Group net sales rise by 11.8% to € 5.0 billion
  • EBITDA pre down  8.7% to € 1.6 billion due to the reversal of a provision in the year-earlier quarter; excluding this effect, EBITDA pre would have increased by 16.2%
  • The “Big 3” – Process Solutions, new Healthcare products and Semiconductor Solutions – once again key growth drivers
  • Operating cash flow increases by 25.3% to € 1.5 billion; net financial debt lowered to € 9.3 billion
  • Merck plans to join the Science Based Targets initiative

Forecast:

  • Company raises forecast for fiscal 2021
  • Group net sales between € 19.3 billion and € 19.85 billion now expected
  • Forecast for EBITDA pre raised to € 6.0 billion to € 6.3 billion
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

Our Big 3 growth engines, Process Solutions, new Healthcare products and Semiconductor Solutions performed superbly and enabled us to raise our outlook for the full year 2021.

Belén Garijo

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

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