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  • Flat organic sales growth
  • Organic sales growth driven by emerging markets
  • Earnings and profitability negatively impacted both by increased investments in brands, technologies, innovations and digitalization announced at the start of 2019, and by declining volumes
  • Strong expansion of free cash flow

In million euros

20182019+/-

Sales

19,899

20,114

 1.1 %

Adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT)

3,496

3,220

-7.9 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (EBIT) in %

17.6

16.0

-1.6 pp

Adjusted1 earnings per preferred share in euros

6.01

5.43

-9.7 %

Dividend per preferred share in euros

1.85

1.85

0.0 %

pp = percentage points
1 Adjusted for one-time charges/gains and restructuring charges.

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

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

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.

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Sales and EBIT development

Sales 2019

Adhesive Technologies

Key facts 2019

  • Organic sales performance declined (-1.5%)
  • Flat sales performance in emerging markets
  • Sales in mature markets lower year on year
  • Adjusted EBIT margin of 18.1%
  • 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.

Financial Glossary Schließen
Key financials*

in million euros

20182019+/-

Sales

9,403

9,461

0.6 %

Proportion of Henkel sales

47 %

47 %

-

Adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT)

1,761

1,712

-2.8 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (EBIT)

18.7 %

18.1 %

-0.6pp

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 2019

  • Organic sales performance lower year on year (-2.1%)
  • Emerging markets with negative organic growth
  • Slightly negative org. sales development in mat. markets
  • Adjusted EBIT margin at 13.4%
  • Innovation rate ~45%


Key financials*

in million euros

20182019+/-

Sales

3,950

3,877

-1.8 %

Proportion of Henkel sales

20 %

19 %

-

Adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT)

675

519

-23.1 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (EBIT)

17.1 %

13.4 %

-3.7 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 2019

  • Strong organic sales growth of 3.7%
  • Double-digit increase in sales in emerging markets and slightly declining organic sales development in mature markets
  • Adjusted EBIT margin of 16.5%
  • Innovation rate ~45%
Key financials*

in million euros

20182019+/-

Sales

6,419

6,656

3.7 %

Proportion of Henkel sales

32 %

33 %

-

Adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT)

1,162

1,096

-5.7 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (EBIT)

18.1 %

16.5 %

-1.6 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

61.54 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 April 24, 2020.