DGAP-Adhoc: Merck KGaA raises forecast for full year 2021

2021. november 03., szerda, 18:42

DGAP-Ad-hoc: Merck KGaA / Key word(s): Change in Forecast/9 Month figures

Merck KGaA raises forecast for full year 2021

03-Nov-2021 / 18:42 CET/CEST

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Darmstadt, November 3, 2021. 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 (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.

1 EBITDA pre and EPS pre are alternative performance measures not defined by international accounting standards, used by the Company to improve the comparability of business performance over time and within the industry. EBITDA pre means earnings before interest, income tax, depreciation and amortization as well as adjustments (Ergebnis vor Zinsen, Ertragsteuern, Abschreibungen und Anpassungen). EPS pre means profit after tax including adjustments per theoretical shares outstanding (see Merck Annual Report 2020).

Andreas Cezanne, Leiter Corporate Media Relations

Merck KGaA

Frankfurter Straße 250

64293 Darmstadt


Email: investor.relations@merckgroup.com

Internet: www.merck.de

ISIN: DE0006599905

WKN: 659990

Indices: DAX

Stock exchanges: Regulated Market of Frankfurt am Main (Prime Standard); Open Markets of Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart; EUREX derivatives exchange; London, SIX

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Language: English
Company: Merck KGaA

Frankfurter Str. 250

64293 Darmstadt

Phone: +49 (0)6151 72 - 2702
E-mail: Andreas.Cezanne@merckgroup.com
Internet: https://www.merckgroup.com/de
ISIN: DE0006599905
WKN: 659990
Indices: DAX
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; London, SIX
EQS News ID: 1246001

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