Merck KGaA 2Q 2017 -- Forecast

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The following is a summary of analysts' forecasts for Merck KGaA (MRK.XE) second-quarter results (figures in million euros, EPS, dividend and target price in euro, according to IFRS). Earnings figures are scheduled to be released August 3.

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. Forecast Change Reported

2nd 2Q17 in % Number 2Q16

Total Sales 3,905 +3% 12 3,805

Sales Rebif 419 -5% 8 441

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Sales Erbitux 224 -4% 8 232

EBITDA - Adjusted 1,102 -5% 12 1,158

Net Income Attributable - Adjusted 633 -6% 6 674

Net Income Attributable 430 +38% 3 312

Earnings Per Share - Adjusted 1.55 -- 12 1.55

Dividend Per Share 1.28 +7% 17 1.20

Target Price 111.73 20

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Year-earlier figures are as reported by the company. Data provided by Factset.

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July 31, 2017 07:02 ET (11:02 GMT)