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Facts & Figures

The sales figures for the past two financial years - in simplified form. If you are interested in more detailed information and would like to take a closer look behind the curtains at B. Braun Melsungen AG, you can order or download the current annual report here.

 2008 Milion €  2007 Milion € Change %
Sales 3,786.4 3,572.9 6.0
Profit After Functional Expenses 390.6 377.5 3.5
Operating Income 345.7 348.7 -0.9
Consolidated Annual Net Profit 185.0 217.7 -15.0
Net Opertating Margin
(after Taxes, %)
4.9 6.1 -19.7
Investments in Property, Plant and Equipment and Intangible Assets 471.0 349,4 34.8
Depreciation of Property, Plant and Equipment and Intangible Assets 197.9 182.9 8.1
Equity Ratio (%) 37.5 37.7 -0.5
Equity Ratio including Loans from Shareholders (%) 38.5 38.6 -0.3
Personal Expenditure 1,339.8 1,271.4 5.4
Number of Employees (as of Dec 31, 2008) 38,132 35,810 5.0

Financial year 2008 - the facts in brief

  • Sales reaches €3,786.4 milion (+6.0 %)
  • Pre-tax profit: €268.8 million (+5.0 percent)
  • Group net profit: €185.0 million (-15.0 percent)
     EBITDA: €545.8 million (+1.8 percent)
  • Number of employees: 38,132 worldwide (+5.0 percent)
     10,513 in Germany (+3.8 percent)
  • Equity capital: €1,389.8 million
  • Equity capital ratio: 37.5 percent (-0.5 percent)
  • The Hospital Care Division offers integrated therapy concepts of products and services for anaesthesia, intensive and acute care, infusion therapy and urology; annual sales of €1,764.7 million (+3.7%).
  • Sales of the Aesculap Division, system supplier in the surgical area, rose to €1,098.2  million (+7.3%)
  • Out Patient Market Division (OPM) offers concepts of comprehensive patient care for the segment of physicians in private practice as well as out-patient and stationary care. Annual sales of €495.8 million (+4.9 %).
  • B. Braun Avitum, active in the field of extracorporeal blood treatment and dialysis, provider of dialysis centers throughout Europe; sales of €402.7 million means an increase of 14.6 percent in comparison to the previous year.
  • Workforce enlarged to 38,132 (previous year: 35,810).