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Highlights 2015

  • Consistent execution of 2016 strategy
  • Double-digit nominal sales growth, with acquisitions & FX tailwind contributing
  • Solid organic sales growth driven by all businesses
  • Strong organic sales growth in Emerging Markets
  • Positive organic sales growth in Mature Markets driven by North America
  • Strong increase in adj. EBIT margin
  • Double-digit growth in adjusted EPS & dividends

In million euros





 10.1 %

Operating profit (EBIT)


17.9 %

Adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT)


12.9 %

Return on sales (EBIT) in %


0.9 pp

Adjusted1 return on sales (EBIT) in %


0.4 pp

Net income


18.4 %

– Attributable to non-controlling interests


 38.2 %

– Attributable to shareholders of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA


 18.0 %

Earnings per preferred share in euros


18.1 %

Adjusted1 earnings per preferred share in euros


11.4 %

Return on capital employed (ROCE) in %


-0.8 pp

Dividend per ordinary share in euros


 12.4 %

Dividend per ordinary preferred in euros


 12.4 %

pp = percentage points

Growth in revenues after adjusting for effects arising from acquisitions, divestments and foreign exchange differences – i.e. “top line” growth generated from within.

Organic sales growth

Abbreviation for Earnings before Interest and Taxes. Standard profit metric that enables the earning power of the operating business activities of a company to be assessed independently of its financial structure, enabling comparability between entities where these are financed by varying levels of debt capital. 


Proportion of equity attributable to third parties in subsidiaries included within the scope of consolidation. Previously termed “minority interests.” Valued on a proportional net asset basis. A pro-rata portion of the net earnings of a corporation is due to shareholders owning non-controlling interests.

Non-controlling interests

Abbreviation for “Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien.” A KGaA is a company with a legal identity (legal entity) in which at least one partner has unlimited liability with respect to the company’s creditors (personally liable partner), while the liability for such debts of the other partners participating in the share-based capital stock is limited to their share capital (limited shareholders). 


Capital invested in company assets and operations. Equity + interest-bearing liabilities. 

Capital employed

Sales 2015

Sales and EBIT development

Leading Market Positions

We are continuing to expand our three business units Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies, each of which offer considerable potential, both for further organic growth and for enhanced profitability. Already today, we enjoy leading positions in all three units, which we intend to further expand going forward.

Adhesive Technologies

Key facts 2015

  • Solid organic sales growth
  • Adj. EBIT margin at high level, slightly below previous year
  • Mature Markets positive with North America positive
  • Emerging Markets solid with China slightly negative
  • Innovation rate around 30%

Beauty Care

Key facts 2015

  • Solid organic sales growth
  • Adj. EBIT margin with very strong increase
  • Mature Markets slightly negative with North America solid
  • Emerging Markets very strong with China double digit
  • Innovation rate >45%

Laundry & Home Care

Key facts 2015

  • Solid organic sales growth
  • Adj. EBIT margin with very strong increase
  • Mature Markets positive with North America solid
  • Emerging Markets very strong
  • Innovation rate >45%

1 Adjusted for one-time charges/gains and restructuring charges

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