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  • Overall robust performance despite substantial impact from COVID-19 pandemic
  • Group sales reach 19.3 billion euros, slightly negative organic sales development
  • Earnings and profitability negatively affected both by the increased investments in marketing, advertising, digitalization and IT announced at the start of 2020, and by declining volumes
  • Very strong free cash flow and significantly improved net financial position, stable dividend2
  • Implementation of agenda for purposeful growth on track

in million euros

2019

2020

+/-

Sales

20,114

19,250

 -4.3 %

Adjusted1 operating profit (adjusted EBIT)

3,220

2,579

-19.9 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (adjusted EBIT margin)

16.0 %

13.4 %

-2.6 pp

Adjusted1 earnings per preferred share (adjusted EPS) in euros

5.43

4.26

-21.5 %

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.

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

Financial Glossary Schließen

The net financial position is defined as cash and cash equivalents plus readily monetizable securities & time deposits and financial collateral provided, less borrowings, plus positive and minus negative fair values of derivative financial instruments.

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

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 2020

Adhesive Technologies

Key facts 2020

  • Organic sales performance of -4.2%
  • Slightly negative organic sales performance in emerging markets, mature markets lower year on year
  • Adjusted1 EBIT margin of 15.2%
  • Innovation rate ~30%
Key financials

in million euros

2019

2020

+/-

Sales

9,461

8,684

-8.2 %

Proportion of Henkel sales

47 %

45 %

-

Adjusted1 operating profit (adjusted EBIT)

1,712

1,320

-22.9 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (adjusted EBIT margin)

18.1 %

15.2 %

-2.9 pp

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


Beauty Care

Key facts 2020

  • Organic sales performance of -2.8%
  • Emerging markets with negative organic sales growth, mature markets also lower year on year
  • Adjusted1 EBIT margin at 10.0%
  • Innovation rate ~55%


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
Key financials

in million euros

2019

2020

+/-

Sales

3,877

3,752

-3.2 %

Proportion of Henkel sales

19 %

19 %

-

Adjusted1 operating profit (adjusted EBIT)

519

377

-27.5 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (adjusted EBIT margin)

13.4 %

10.0 %

-3.4 pp

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


Laundry & Home Care

Key facts 2020

  • Very strong organic sales growth of 5.6%
  • Double-digit organic sales growth in emerging markets and good organic sales development in mature markets
  • Adjusted1 EBIT margin of 15.0%
  • Innovation rate ~45%
Key financials

in million euros

2019

2020

+/-

Sales

6,656

6,704

0.7 %

Proportion of Henkel sales

33 %

35 %

-

Adjusted1 operating profit (adjusted EBIT)

1,096

1,004

-8.4 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (adjusted EBIT margin)

16.5 %

15.0 %

-1.5 pp

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

Shareholder Structure

61.56 percent of our ordinary shares are held by members of the Henkel family share-pooling agreement.1 Compared to the ordinary shares, our preferred shares are the significantly more liquid class of Henkel stock. 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 March 1, 2021.

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