Investor Fact Sheet

  • Henkel with significant sales growth and robust earnings performance in challenging market environment with unprecedented input cost increases for raw materials and logistics
  • Group sales reached 22.4 billion euros, driven by strong pricing across all business units
  • Stringent capital allocation: stable dividend and execution on share buyback program
  • Consistent progress along all strategic pillars of Purposeful Growth Agenda
  • New business unit Consumer Brands: Implementation well on track – next milestones defined

in million euros

2021

2022

+/-

Sales

20,066

22,397

11.6%

Adjusted1 operating profit (adjusted EBIT)

2,686

2,319

-13.7%

Adjusted1 return on sales (adjusted EBIT margin)

13.4%

10.4%

-3.0pp

Adjusted1 earnings per preferred share (adjusted EPS) in euros

4.56

3.90

-14,5%

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.

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

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

Sales and EBIT development

Sales 2022

Adhesive Technologies

Key facts 2022

  • Organic sales growth of 13.2% with double-digit pricing
  • Growth across all business areas, with double-digit growth rates in Automotive & Metals and Packaging & Consumer Goods
  • Adjusted1 EBIT margin of 13.6%
  • Innovation rate ~25%
Key financials

in million euros

2021

2022

+/-

Sales

9,641

11,242

16.6%

Proportion of Henkel sales

48%

50%

-

Adjusted1 operating profit (adjusted EBIT)

1,561

1,530

-2.0%

Adjusted1 return on sales (adjusted EBIT margin)

16.2%

13.6%

-2.6pp

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


Beauty Care

Key facts 2022

  • Organic sales development of -0.5% – strong pricing, volumes mainly impacted by portfolio measures
  • Consumer overall below prior year, Professional with very strong organic growth
  • Adjusted1 EBIT margin of 7.8%
  • Innovation rate ~50%
Key financials

in million euros

2021

2022

+/-

Sales

3,678

3,775

2.6%

Proportion of Henkel sales

18%

17%

-

Adjusted1 operating profit (adjusted EBIT)

351

296

-15.7%

Adjusted1 return on sales (adjusted EBIT margin)

9.5%

7.8%

-1.7pp

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


Laundry & Home Care

Key facts 2022

  • Organic sales growth of 6.3% with double-digit pricing
  • Laundry Care with significant organic sales growth, Home Care with positive growth
  • Adjusted1 EBIT margin of 8.6%
  • Innovation rate ~50%


Key financials

in million euros

2021

2022

+/-

Sales

6,605

7,152

8.3%

Proportion of Henkel sales

33%

32%

-

Adjusted1 operating profit (adjusted EBIT)

904

614

-32.0%

Adjusted1 return on sales (adjusted EBIT margin)

13.7%

8.6%

-5.1pp

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 November 23, 2023) are held by members of the Henkel family share-pooling agreement. In addition, Henkel holds 3,290,703 ordinary shares (as of September 30, 2023) as treasury stock; this corresponds to around 1.27 percent of the ordinary shares and around 0.75 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 15,340,779 treasury shares (as of September 30, 2023) – corresponding to around 8.61 percent of the preferred shares and around 3.50 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.
Information on the share buyback program Henkel completed on March 31, 2023 is available here.

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