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The Management Board’s assessment of the business results

The Management Board is of the opinion that the Fresenius Group’s performance in 2011 was excellent – with sales and earnings improvements across all business segments. Fresenius Medical Care sustained its positive performance trend with organic sales growth of 2% and a significant increase in earnings. Fresenius Kabi once again reported excellent results and exceeded the already strong previous year’s base, which was bolstered by supply constraints at competitors. Fresenius Kabi profited from the continued strong demand for products and generally outperformed the market. This was reflected in excellent organic growth of 9% and a strong increase in earnings. Fresenius Helios also achieved excellent organic growth of 4% and further improved its earnings. Growth at Fresenius Vamed was affected by the challenging previous year’s figure, which included a substantial order from the Ukraine, and by the unrest in the Middle East/North Africa region. Fresenius Vamed still managed to increase sales by 3% and achieved further earnings growth of 13%, as well as an increase in order backlog, which is an important indicator for the project business. In 2011, order intake was slightly below the previous year’s figure.

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