Merck KGaA

Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2015, Merck generated sales of € 12.8 billion in 66 countries. Founded in 1668, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck, Darmstadt, Germany holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.
Darmstadt, DE
Size (employees)
50,967 (est)+2%
Merck KGaA is headquartered in Darmstadt, DE

Merck KGaA Office Locations

Merck KGaA has an office in Darmstadt
Darmstadt, DE (HQ)
250 Frankfurter Str.

Merck KGaA Metrics

Merck KGaA Financial Metrics

Revenue (2015)

€12.8 b

Revenue growth (2014-15), %


Gross profit

€8.8 b

Gross profit margin (2015), %


Net income (2015)

€1.1 b

Market capitalization (22-Mar-2017)

€44.1 b

Closing share price (22-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2015)

€832.2 m
Merck KGaA's current market capitalization is €44.1 b.
Merck KGaA's revenue was reported to be €12.8 b in FY, 2015 which is a 13% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2014FY, 2015


€11.4 b€12.8 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

€3.5 b€4.1 b

Gross profit

€7.8 b€8.8 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

€3.6 b€4 b

R&D expense

€1.7 b€1.7 b

General and administrative expense

€608.6 m€719.9 m

Operating expense total

€5.9 b€6.5 b

Depreciation and amortization

€1.4 b€1.5 b


€1.8 b€1.8 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

€159.8 m€291.6 m

Interest income

€30.6 m€32 m

Pre tax profit

€1.6 b€1.5 b

Income tax expense

€392.2 m€368 m

Net Income

€1.2 b€1.1 b
Y, 2014Y, 2015


€2.9 b€832.2 m

Total Assets

€26 b€38 b

Total Debt

€3.6 b€9.6 b

Total Liabilities

€14.2 b€25.2 b
FY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

€2.7 b€2.2 b

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