Ad-hoc disclosure of March 05, 2019

Disclosure of Insider Information as per Article 17 of MAR

Wacker Chemie AG / Full-Year Forecast


Munich, Mar 05, 2019

The Executive Board of Wacker Chemie AG has decided on its guidance for 2019 today. It expects Group sales to climb by a mid-single-digit percentage versus last year’s €4.98 billion amid higher polysilicon and chemical sales volumes.

EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) will be between 10 and 20 percent lower than last year’s figure (€930 million). That will accordingly affect other earnings indicators, including EBITDA margin, EBIT and net income. A significant contributing factor to the projected EBITDA decline are lower average prices anticipated for polysilicon this year.

WACKER expects net cash flow for 2019 to be clearly positive and significantly higher than last year’s figure (€125 million).

The insurance compensation payments expected for the loss event at Charleston (Tennessee, USA) are not included in this guidance.

WACKER will release its full outlook of all financial indicators for 2019 when it publishes its 2018 Annual Report on March 19, 2019.


Wacker Chemie AG
Hanns-Seidel-Platz 4
D-81737 München

Jörg Hoffmann
Tel. +49 89 6279-1633

Additional Information

ISIN: DE000WCH8881
Deutsche Boerse : WCH
Ticker Bloomberg CHM/WCK.GR
Ticker Reuters CHE/WCHG.DE
Listing: Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse), Official Market (Prime Standard)


This publication contains forward-looking statements based on assumptions and estimates of WACKER’s Executive Board. Although we assume the expectations in these forward-looking statements are realistic, we cannot guarantee they will prove to be correct. The assumptions may harbor risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual figures to differ considerably from the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such discrepancies include changes in the economic and business environment, variations in exchange and interest rates, the introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance for new products or services, and changes in corporate strategy. WACKER does not plan to update its forward-looking statements, nor does it assume the obligation to do so.

This document includes supplemental financial measures (not clearly defined in the applicable financial reporting framework) that are or may be alternative performance measures (APM). These supplemental financial measures should not be viewed in isolation or as alternatives to measures of WACKER’s net assets and financial positions or results of operations as presented in accordance with the applicable financial reporting framework in its Consolidated Financial Statements. Other companies that report or describe similarly titled alternative performance measures may calculate them differently. Explanations of financial measures used can be found in the Annual Report of Wacker Chemie AG which is available for download under