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Merck KGaA predicts more earnings gains on lab supplies demand -Breaking


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – A Merck KGaA logo is pictured in Darmstadt (Germany), January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

FRANKFURT, (Reuters) – Germany’s Merck KGaA stated it expects strong earnings growth in the coming year. This is mainly due to its Life Science unit which supplies material and equipment to COVID-19-vaccine makers as well as to a buoyant industry of pharmaceuticals.

On Thursday, the diversified group announced that they expect strong sales growth without the impact of currency swings.

The company also produces speciality chemicals, pharmaceuticals and said that Life Science will likely be the main growth driver.

In line with a consensus of analysts posted by Merck, the adjusted EBITDA rose 17.3% to 6.1 billion euros ($6.77 trillion) in 2021.

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