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  • Sales

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  • EBITDA Before Special Items

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  • Core Earnings per Share

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Following the deconsolidation of Covestro, the Bayer Group’s sales rose by 1.2% (Fx & portfolio adj.) to €8.0 billion in the third quarter of 2017.

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Group EBITDA before special items increased by 4.1% to €2,204 million.

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Earnings per share (total) increased from €1.43 to €4.45 in the third quarter of 2017. A significant effect in this development was the remeasurement of the interest in the Covestro Group, which is mirrored in earnings from discontinued operations. Core earnings per share from continuing operations fell by 3.9% to €1.47 (Q3 2016: €1.53).

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Business Development of the Divisions


Sales of Pharmaceuticals increased by 2.3 percent (Fx & portfolio adj.) to €4,065 million in the third quarter of 2017. Our key growth products Xarelto™, Eylea™, Xofigo™, Stivarga™ and Adempas™ once again delivered strong performance, with their combined sales rising by 13.2 percent (Fx adj.) to €1,522 million (Q3 2016: €1,395 million).

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Consumer Health

Sales of Consumer Health in the third quarter of 2017 fell by 2.9 percent (Fx & portfolio adj.) to €1,320 million. The decline in sales in North America was largely due to the market environment remaining challenging in the United States.

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Crop Science

Crop Science posted sales of €2,031 million in the third quarter of 2017 (Fx & portfolio adj. + 2.7 percent). Crop Protection / Seeds registered gains on a currency- and portfolio-adjusted basis that resulted particularly from gratifying development in the Asia / Pacific and North America regions.

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