Investor Fact Sheet

  • Henkel with good performance in challenging environment with unprecedented input cost inflation
  • Group sales reach 20.1 billion euros, significant organic sales growth
  • Stable adjusted1 EBIT margin thanks to strong volume expansion and pricing/savings initiatives; very strong increase in earnings per preferred share
  • Strong financial foundation and stringent approach on capital allocation: stable dividend
  • Strong progress on Purposeful Growth Agenda with clear priorities to advance to the next level – creation of Henkel Consumer Brands as one of the key initiatives

in million euros

2020

2021

+/-

Sales

19,250

20,066

4.2 %

Adjusted1 operating profit (adjusted EBIT)

2,579

2,686

4.2 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (adjusted EBIT margin)

13.4 %

13.4 %

0.0 pp

Adjusted1 earnings per preferred share (adjusted EPS) in euros

4.26

4.56

7.0 %

Dividend per preferred share in euros

1.85

1.85

pp = percentage points
1 Adjusted for one-time expenses and income, and for restructuring expenses.

Sales and EBIT development

Sales 2021

Adhesive Technologies

Key facts 2021

  • Double-digit organic sales performance of 13.4%
  • Emerging markets with significant double-digit organic sales growth, mature markets also significantly higher year on year
  • Adjusted1 EBIT margin of 16.2%
  • Innovation rate ~30%

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

Financial Glossary 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.

Financial Glossary Schließen

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

Financial Glossary Schließen
Key financials

in million euros

2020

2021

+/-

Sales

8,684

9,641

11.0 %

Proportion of Henkel sales

45 %

48 %

-

Adjusted1 operating profit (adjusted EBIT)

1,320

1,561

18.2 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (adjusted EBIT margin)

15.2 %

16.2 %

1.0 pp

pp = percentage points
Adjusted for one-time expenses and income, and for restructuring expenses.


Beauty Care

Key facts 2021

  • Organic sales performance of 1.4%
  • Emerging markets with double-digit organic sales growth, mature markets lower year on year
  • Adjusted1 EBIT margin at 9.5%
  • Innovation rate ~55%
Key financials

in million euros

2020

2021

+/-

Sales

3,752

3,678

-2.0 %

Proportion of Henkel sales

19 %

18 %

-

Adjusted1 operating profit (adjusted EBIT)

377

351

-6.9 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (adjusted EBIT margin)

10.0 %

9.5 %

-0.5 pp

pp = percentage points
1 Adjusted for one-time expenses and income, and for restructuring expenses.


Laundry & Home Care

Key facts 2021

  • Organic sales growth of 3.9%
  • Double-digit organic sales growth in emerging markets and negative organic sales development in mature markets
  • Adjusted1 EBIT margin of 13.7%
  • Innovation rate ~50%
Key financials

in million euros

2020

2021

+/-

Sales

6,704

6,605

-1.5 %

Proportion of Henkel sales

35 %

33 %

-

Adjusted1 operating profit (adjusted EBIT)

1,004

904

-10.0 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (adjusted EBIT margin)

15.0 %

13.7 %

-1.3 pp

pp = percentage points
1 Adjusted for one-time expenses and income, and for restructuring expenses.

Shareholder Structure

61.82 percent of our ordinary shares (as of April 4, 2022) are held by members of the Henkel family share-pooling agreement. In addition, Henkel holds 1,415,251 ordinary shares (as of June 30, 2022) as treasury stock; this corresponds to around 0.54 percent of the ordinary shares and around 0.32 percent of the total capital stock. Compared to the ordinary shares, our preferred shares are the significantly more liquid class of Henkel stock. Apart from the 8,299,888 treasury shares (as of June 30, 2022) – corresponding to around 4.66 percent of the preferred shares and around 1.90 percent of total capital stock – they are entirely in free float. A large majority is owned by institutional investors whose portfolios are usually broadly distributed internationally. Due to the ongoing share buyback program, the number of treasury shares held by the company increases continuously. Detailed and latest information on the ongoing share buyback program is available here.

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Note: Figures commercially rounded; addition may result in deviations from the totals indicated.