Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, raises forecast for full year 2021

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03 Nov 2021 | Darmstadt, Germany

Today, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has published the following ad hoc news:

Based on a very strong third quarter of 2021 with net sales of EUR 4.97 bn resulting in EBITDA pre1 of EUR 1.55 bn and EPS pre1 of EUR 2.24, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, (the “Company”) has further raised its forecast for the entire group for fiscal 2021. The main driver is a very strong operating performance from the Life Science business sector. The Company now projects net sales of approx. EUR 19.30 – 19.85 bn (previously EUR 18.80 – 19.70 bn). EBITDA pre1 is anticipated to grow to approx. EUR 6.0 – 6.3 bn for the group (previously “EUR 5.6 – 6.0 bn”). EPS pre1 is projected to amount to approx. EUR 8.50 – 9.00 (previously “EUR 7.80 – 8.50”).

The Company will publish Q3 / 2021 figures as scheduled on 11 November 2021.

 

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