K+S Group

K+S Aktiengesellschaft, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells potash and salt products worldwide. Its Potash and Magnesium Products segment produces and markets mineral fertilizers, such as potassium chloride for crops, including cereals, corn, rice, and soy beans; and potassium and magnesium salts for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and foodstuff industries, as well as products for the production of animal feed. The company’s Salt segment produces and markets food grade salt, industrial salt, salt for chemical use, de-icing salt, and sodium chloride brine. Its Complimentary Business segment engages in the underground disposal and reutilization of waste in potash and rock salt mines; recycling of salt slag and building material; and granulation of animal hygienic products, such as CATSAN and THOMAS. This segment also trades in basic chemicals, including caustic soda, nitric acid, sodium carbonate, calcium chloride, and magnesium chloride. K+S Aktiengesellschaft offers its products primarily under the CEREBOS, ESCO, KALI-STIER, MORTON, UMBRELLA GIRL, VATEL, REGENIT, AXAL, WINDSOR, SALDORO, ACTION MELT, SEASON-ALL, SYSTEM SAVER, BIOSAL, LOBOS, KORN-KALI, KALI SEL, PATENT KALI, and BLIZZARD WIZARD brands. The company is headquartered in Kassel, Germany.
Kassel, DE
Size (employees)
14,536 (est)
K+S Group was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Kassel, DE

K+S Group Office Locations

K+S Group has office in Kassel
Kassel, DE

K+S Group Metrics

K+S Group Summary

Market capitalization

€4.1 b

Closing share price

K+S Group's current market capitalization is €4.1 b.

K+S Group Financials

K+S Group's revenue is €4.2 b in FY, 2015 which is a 9.2% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2014FY, 2015


€3.8 b€4.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

€2.2 b€2.3 b

Gross profit

€1.6 b€1.9 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

€796.2 m€824.5 m

R&D expense

€12.2 m€14.7 m

General and administrative expense

€190.5 m€218.1 m

Operating expense total

€998.9 m€1.1 b

Depreciation and amortization

€254.3 m€275.9 m


€895.5 m€1.1 b

EBITDA margin, %



€660.7 m€715.6 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

€152.9 m€52.5 m

Interest income

€24.1 m€10 m

Income tax expense

€153.4 m€186.5 m

Pre tax profit

€534.6 m€681.9 m

Net Income

€380.5 m€495.2 m

Operating cash flow

€719.1 m€669.4 m

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