Key Figures

The fiscal year is the calendar year.

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

Published on February 27, 2020 in the Annual Report 2019:

Key Data Bayer Group 2018 2019
€ million € million
Sales 36,742 43,545
EBITDA1 9,695 9,554
EBITDA before special items1 8,969 11,503
EBITDA margin before special items1 24.4% 26.4%
EBIT1 3,454 4,189
EBIT before special items1 6,013 7,007
Income before income taxes 1,886 2,880
Net income (from continuing and discontinued operations) 1,695 4,091
Earnings per share (from continuing and discontinued operations) (€)1 1.80 4.17
Core earnings per share (from continuing operations) (€)1 5.60 6.40
Net cash provided by operating activities (from continuing and discontinued operations) 7,917 8,207
Free cash flow (€) 4,652 4,214
Net financial debt 35,679 34,068
Capital expenditures (as per segment table) 2,368 2,920

Bayer AG 2018 2019
Total dividend payment 2,611 2,751
Dividend per share (€) 2.80 2.80

Innovation 2018 2019
Research and development expenses 5,105 5,342
Ratio of R&D expenses2 to sales – Crop Science (%) 13.0 11.7
Ratio of R&D expenses2 to sales – Pharmaceuticals (%) 15.5 15.4
Ratio of R&D expenses2 to sales – Consumer Health (%) 4.1 4.2
Employees in research and development 16,835 16,006

Employees 2018 2019
Number of employees3 (Dec. 31) 107,894 103,824
Personnel expenses (including pension expenses) (€ million) 10,778 11,788
Proportion of employees with health insurance (%) 98 98
Fluctuation (voluntary / total) (%) 5.5 / 14.8 6.6 / 15.0
Hours of vocational and ongoing training per employee 17.1 22.6
Safety & Environmental Protection 2018 2019
Recordable Incident Rate for Bayer employees (RIR) 0.40 0.46
Process Safety Incident Rate (PSI-R)4 - 0.10
Total energy consumption (terajoules) 28,903 38,744
Energy efficiency (kWh / €1,000)5 219 247
Total greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 equivalents in million t)6 2.88 3.71
Hazardous waste generated (thousand t) 303 316
Water use (million m3) 42 59

figures restated; proportion of employees with health insurance: 2018 figures as last reported
1 For definitions of the indicators see A 2.3.
2 R&D expenses before special items
3 Employees calculated as full-time equivalents (FTEs)
4 In 2019, we changed over to the reporting criteria of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and now report the discharge of chemical substances or utilities as Process Safety Incidents (PSI). Previously we reported according to the criteria of the European Chemical Association (CEFIC).
5 Quotient of total energy consumption and external sales
6 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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