‘Excellent year’ for Messer as group releases 2017 financials


The Messer Group has released its 2017 full year financial results reporting “higher sales, greater profit and lower energy consumption”.

The industrial gas corporation achieved consolidated sales of €1.2bn, compared to €1.15bn in 2016, and an operating profit of €290m. The figure amounted to €249m the previous year.

“Despite our forecast, this helped us to achieve a significant increase in sales of 7.5% compared with the 2016 financial year. The downturn in EBITDA projected for 2017 also did not materialise and instead actually increased by more than 16% year-over-year. This is chiefly the result of business performance in China that far exceeded our expectations”, CEO Stefan Messer pointed out.

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