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  • New highs for sales, profitability and earnings
  • All business units contributing to profitable growth
  • Strong organic sales growth driven by Emerging Markets and Mature Markets
  • Profitability and earnings driven by intensified cost management focus
  • Successful closing of compelling acquisitions, integration well on track
  • Substantial progress in implementation of strategic initiatives

In million euros

20162017+/-

Sales

18,71420,029 7.0 %

Adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT)

3,1723,4619.1 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (EBIT) in %

16.917.30.4 pp

Adjusted1 earnings per preferred share in euros

5.365.859.1 %

Dividend per preferred in euros

1.621.7910.5 %
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.

Organic sales growth 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 2017

Adhesive Technologies

Key facts 2017

  • Very strong organic sales growth of 5.0%
  • Significant sales increase in Emerging Markets
  • Good sales performance in Mature Markets
  • Adj1. EBIT margin with good increase to all-time high
  • Innovation rate ~30%
Key financials*

in million euros

20162017+/-

Sales

8,9619,3874.8 %
Proportion of Henkel sales48 %47 %-

Adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT)

1,6291,7346.4 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (EBIT)

18.2 %18.5 %0.3 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 2017

  • Positive organic sales growth of 0.5%
  • Emerging Markets with positive organic growth
  • Mature Markets slightly below prior-year level
  • Adj.1 EBIT margin with good increase to all-time high
  • Innovation rate ~40%
Key financials*

in million euros

20162017+/-

Sales

3,8383,8680.8 %
Proportion of Henkel sales20 %19 %-

Adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT)

6476652.7 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (EBIT)

16.9 %17.2 %0.3 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 2017

  • Good organic sales growth of 2.0%
  • Good increase in sales in Emerging Markets
  • Mature Markets with positive organic growth
  • Adj.1 EBIT margin with good increase to all-time high
  • Innovation rate ~45%
Key financials*

in million euros

20162017+/-

Sales

5,7956,65114.8 %
Proportion of Henkel sales31 %33 %-

Adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT)

1,0001,17517.0 %

Adjusted1 return on sales (EBIT)

17.3 %17.6 %0.3 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.