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  • Good organic sales growth with strong earnings and profitability
  • Good organic sales growth driven by Emerging Markets
  • Earnings and profitability supported by strong cost management focus and synergies
  • Strong expansion of free cash flow
  • Very good progress in implementation of strategic initiatives

In million euros

20172018+/-

Sales

20,02919,899 -0.6 %

Adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT)

3,4613,4961.0 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (EBIT) in %

17.317.60.3 pp

Adjusted1 earnings per preferred share in euros

5.856.012.7 %

Dividend per preferred share in euros

1.791.8523.4 %
pp = percentage points
1 Adjusted for one-time charges/gains and restructuring charges.
2 Proposal to shareholders for the Annual General Meeting on April 8, 2019.


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 Schließen

Cash flow actually available for acquisitions, dividend payments, the reduction of borrowings and contributions to pension funds.

Free cash flow Schließen

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, facilitating comparability between entities where these are financed by varying levels of debt capital.

EBIT Schließen

Sales and EBIT development

Sales 2018

Adhesive Technologies

Key facts 2018

  • Strong organic sales growth of 4.0%
  • Very strong sales increase in Emerging Markets
  • Good sales performance in Mature Markets
  • Adjusted EBIT margin with good increase to 18.7%
  • Innovation rate ~30%

Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) adjusted for exceptional items in the form of one-time charges, one-time gains and restructuring expenses.

Adjusted EBIT Schließen
Key financials*

in million euros

20172018+/-

Sales

9,3879,4030.2 %
Proportion of Henkel sales47 %47 %-

Adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT)

1,7341,7611.6 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (EBIT)

18.5 %18.7 %0.2 pp

pp = percentage points
*Calculated on the basis of units of 1,000 euros; figures commercially rounded.
1 Adjusted for one-time charges/gains and restructuring charges.


Beauty Care

Key facts 2018

  • Organic sales slightly decreased (-0.7%)
  • Emerging Markets with strong organic growth
  • Mature Markets negative
  • Adjusted EBIT margin at 17.1%
  • Innovation rate ~45%
Key financials*

in million euros

20172018+/-

Sales

3,8683,9502.1 %
Proportion of Henkel sales19 %20 %-

Adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT)

6656751.6 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (EBIT)

17.2 %17.1 %-0.1 pp

pp = percentage points
*Calculated on the basis of units of 1,000 euros; figures commercially rounded.
1 Adjusted for one-time charges/gains and restructuring charges.


Laundry & Home Care

Key facts 2018

  • Good organic sales growth of 1.9%
  • Significant increase in sales in Emerging Markets
  • Org. sales development in Mature Markets eased
  • Adjusted EBIT margin strongly increased to 18.1%
  • Innovation rate ~45%
Key financials*

in million euros

20172018+/-

Sales

6,6516,419-3.5 %
Proportion of Henkel sales33 %32 %-

Adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT)

1,1701,162-0.7 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (EBIT)

17.6 %18.1 %0.5 pp

pp = percentage points
*Calculated on the basis of units of 1,000 euros; figures commercially rounded.
1 Adjusted for one-time charges/gains and restructuring charges.


Shareholder Structure

61.20 percent of the Henkel ordinary shares are held by members of the Henkel family share-pooling agreement.1 The preferred shares are the significantly more liquid class of Henkel shares. Apart from the treasury shares (2.07 percent), they are entirely in free float. A large majority are owned by institutional investors whose portfolios are usually broadly distributed internationally.

1 As of October 12, 2018.