Preliminary Results: Merck KGaA Posts Record 2006 Profit After Tax of EUR 1 Billion
DARMSTADT, Germany, January 18, 2007 – According to
preliminary figures, Merck Group sales for 2006 rose 8.5% to EUR
6,259 million, with all five divisions – most significantly
the Ethicals and Liquid Crystals divisions – contributing to
the sales growth. Fourth-quarter sales were up 9.0% to EUR 1,625
million despite negative currency effects. Organically, Group sales
rose 9.4% for the year and 12% in the fourth quarter.
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Posted: January 2007