• Annual Report 2019


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To our Shareholders

Sustainability is a term that shapes many current debates like perhaps no other. The medium- and long-term consequences of actions, whether those of individuals or organizations, are being examined ever more closely. Short-term effects and success are becoming less important. More importance is being given to the long-term impact of decisions and acts – on people, on the economy, and on the planet.


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Management Board

Pictured left to right   DR. ERNST WASTLER · CEO Fresenius Vamed       DR. FRANCESCO DE MEO · CEO Fresenius Helios       MATS HENRIKSSON · CEO Fresenius Kabi       STEPHAN STURM · Chairman of the Management Board       RACHEL EMPEY · Chief Financial Officer       DR. JÜRGEN GÖTZ · Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, and Labor Relations Director       RICE POWELL · CEO Fresenius Medical Care

Financial Highlights

Sales 1

35,524m

+6% 2

FY/18: €33,009 m

Dividend

0.84

+5%

FY/18: €0.80

EBIT 1

4,599 m

-2% 2

FY/18: €4,547 m

Employees

294,134

Dec. 31, 2018: 276,750

Net Income 1

1,915 m

0% 2

FY/18: €1,872 m

Earnings per Share 1

3.44

0% 2

FY/18: €3.37

1 On a comparable basis
2 In constant currency

Fresenius Strategy

  • Fresenius Medical Care

    Fresenius Medical Care achieved solid growth in 2019. We are working successfully to offer even more patients even better and more individual treatment options. The integration of the NxStage product line has led to record growth in the number of home dialysis patients.

  • Fresenius Kabi

    In 2019, the excellent growth in the emerging markets was particularly noteworthy, partially offsetting the somewhat softer performance in North America. With organic sales growth of 4% and EBIT growth in constant currency of 3%, we achieved our 2019 financial outlook.

  • Fresenius Helios

    We achieved our sales and earnings outlook. The investments made in connection with regulatory requirements in Germany are showing positive effects. The business in Spain continues to grow dynamically. We have strengthened our presence in Latin America.

  • Fresenius Vamed

    In 2019, we recorded excellent sales development of 31% and organic sales growth of 16%. The integration of post-acute care facilities in Germany has been successfully completed and further strengthens our service business. A very strong order book secures future growth in the project business.

Group Management Report

In 2019, Fresenius made significant investments in all business segments to lay the foundation for future growth. We achieved our targets for both Group sales and earnings in 2019.

Group Management Report

Group Non-Financial Report

We are committed to responsible management and ethical business principles as an integral part of the Fresenius corporate culture.

Group Non-Financial Report