Key Figures

The fiscal year is the calendar year.

Since fiscal year 1999 the financial statements are drawn up in € (euros).

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The interactive chart generator for the Integrated Annual Report of Bayer AG gives an overview of the key financial and ecological data for the past five years. You can collate the given key data and years yourself in the form of tables, bar charts or line charts. Diagrams can be stored as graphics, tables as Excel documents.

Published on February 27, 2019 in the Annual Report 2018:

Key Data Bayer Group 2017 2018
€ million € million
Sales 35,015 39,586
EBITDA1 8,563 10,266
EBITDA before special items1 9,288 9,547
EBITDA margin before special items (in %)1 26.5% 24.1%
EBIT1 5,903 3,914
EBIT before special items1 7,130 6,480
Income before income taxes 4,577 2,318
Net income (from continuing and discontinued operations) 7,336 1,695
Earnings per share (from continuing and discontinued operations) (€)1 8.29 1.80
Core earnings per share (from continuing operations) (€)1 6.64 5.94
Net cash provided by operating activities (from continuing and discontinued operations) 8,134 7,917
Net financial debt 3,595 35,679
Capital expenditures (as per segment table)2 2,418 2,564

Bayer AG 2017 2018
Total dividend payment 2,402 2,611
Dividend per share (€) 2.80 2.80

Innovation 2017 2018
Research and development expenses (€ million) 4,504 5,246
Ratio of R&D expenses to sales – Pharmaceuticals (%) 16.2 15.5
Ratio of R&D expenses to sales – Crop Science (%) 11.7 13.0
Employees in research and development3 14,041 17,275

Employees 2017 2018
Number of employees3 (Dec. 31) 99,820 116,998
Personnel expenses (including pension expenses) (€ million) 9,528 11,548
Proportion of employees with health insurance (%) 98 98
Fluctuation (voluntary / total) (%) 4.8 / 10.4 5.4 / 14.4
Hours of vocational and ongoing training per employee 23.4 17.1
Safety & Environmental Protection 2017 2018
Recordable Incident Rate (RIR) for Bayer employees4 0.45 0.39
Loss of Primary Containment Incident Rate (LoPC-IR)5 0.13 0.09
Total energy consumption (terajoules) 25,832 39,628
Energy efficiency (kWh / €1,000)6 205 278
Total greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 equivalents in million t)7 3.63 5.45
Hazardous waste generated (thousand t) 485 421
Water use (million m3) 98 124

2017 figures restated; t = metric tons
1 For definitions of the indicators see Annual Report 2018, Chapter "Alternative Performance Measures Used by the Bayer Group"
2 Group total 2016 including Covestro
3 Employees calculated as full-time equivalents (FTEs)
4 RIR: Number of reportable occupational injuries and illnesses per 200,000 hours worked
5 LoPC = Loss of Primary Containment; number of incidents in which chemicals leak from their primary container, such as pipelines, pumps, tanks or drums, per 200,000 working hours
6 Quotient of total energy consumption and external sales
7 Direct emissions from power plants, waste incinerators and production plants and indirect emissions from external supplies of electricity, steam and refrigeration (according to the market-based method)

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