Net Financial Debt

Bayer publishes its amount of net financial debt on a regular basis. This shows the Group’s net financing requirements and is calculated from gross financial obligations less liquid assets and receivables from financial derivatives:

Net Financial Debt1Dec. 31, 2015March 31, 2016
€ million€ million
Bonds and notes / promissory notes15,54716,153
 of which hybrid bonds24,5254,526
Liabilities to banks2,7792,805
Liabilities under finance leases474449
Negative fair values of hedges of recorded transactions753632
Other financial liabilities369255
Positive fair values of hedges of recorded transactions(350)(265)
Financial liabilities19,57220,029
Cash and cash equivalents(1,859)(3,552)
Current financial assets3(264)(154)
Net financial debt (including hybrid bonds)17,44916,323

1 Net financial debt is not defined in the International Financial Reporting Standards and is calculated as shown in this table.
2 Classified as debt according to IFRS
3 These include short-term loans and receivables with maturities between 3 and 12 months outstanding from banks and other companies as well as available-for-sale financial assets and held-to-maturity financial investments that were recorded as current on initial recognition.



Development of Net Financial Debt in 2015


Long-term Development of Net Financial Debt

Last updated: April 26, 2016 Copyright © Bayer AG