Financial Results 2019: Group Meets all Financial Targets

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany grew profitably in fiscal 2019 and made significant progress in executing its strategic agenda.

Fiscal 2019

  • Group sales increase by 8.9% to € 16.2 billion despite adverse environment, EBITDA pre up 15.4% to € 4.4 billion
  • Group achieves profitable growth, EBITDA pre margin rises to 27.1%
  • Earnings per share pre rise to € 5.56
  • Dividend proposal lifted to € 1.30 per share

Outlook for 2020

  • Solid organic sales growth
  • Strong organic growth of EBITDA pre
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We delivered on our promise and achieved growth for all key performance indicators, namely net sales, EBITDA pre and EPS pre. We are resolutely executing our strategy and strengthening our innovation-driven businesses. In addition, we are focusing on lowering our debt as planned. We intend to achieve profitable growth in 2020 as well.

Stefan Oschmann

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

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