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1 Mar 2011

Bayer Hits Record Sales Figure

German drugmaker Bayer has reported a set of on-target results for 2010 and its sales figure marks the highest ever recorded in the company's history.

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer has reported a 2010 sales record of €35.1bn ($48.5bn), the largest figure in the company's history. However, the group recorded a fourth quarter net loss of €145m, compared with a profit of €153m in the same period of 2009. The loss has been put down to charges that included a write-down on its Schering brand and costs of US legal proceedings.


Pharmaceuticals segment sales rose by 4.2 % to €10.9m, while healthcare subgroup sales for the full year increased by 5.8% to €16.9m.


Core earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation before special items in the quarter gained 11.6% on the year to €1.69bn.

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