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Bayer suffers heavy quarterly losses due to glyphosate

04/08/2020 - 14h55

Find information on Bayer's recent quarterly results with a loss of nearly €9.5 billion and the causes of these losses, particularly with regard to glyphosate.

Elements that can influence the price of this asset:

Analysis N°1

We would of course monitor new medicines and treatments introduced onto the market that appear particularly promising or with high potential by this group.

Analysis N°2

The partnerships, mergers and acquisitions operations of the Bayer Group should also be closely monitored.

Analysis N°3

The Bayer group’s activities and future also depend on the growth of the cereal crops industry which should therefore be monitored carefully.

Analysis N°4

Of course, the world economy and particularly the problems encountered by the pharmaceutical industry are also influential factors on the Bayer share price.

Analysis N°5

Clearly the same is true for controls and regulations, notably those that relate to the prices of pharmaceutical products that could have negative consequences on the group’s profitability.

Analysis N°6

Finally, we would monitor the development of similar but low cost products by competitors and on their share of the market parts.

Analysis N°7

Since the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer, we would also follow news relating to the use of glyphosate which is currently a frequent topic and could negatively influence the group’s sales.

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General presentation of the Bayer Company:

Bayer is currently one of the chemical industry’s pillars in the creation, production and sale of pharmaceutical products. Its activities are spread across several sectors such as health products as well as high performance materials, agrochemical products and other less significant activities.

This company’s turnover is generated in countries including Germany, the United States, China and elsewhere.

 

Knowing the competition to Bayer shares:

The global pharmaceutical sector is extremely competitive and therefore Bayer has to face great pressure from several large pharmaceutical companies that constantly seek to increase their share in the market. We therefore provide you here with information about Bayer’s top competitors to assist you in your share price analysis of this group.

 

Strategic alliances implemented by the Bayer Group:

A number of strategic alliances and partnerships have also influenced the Bayer share price. Here are the major partners of this group.

 

Introduction and quotation of the Bayer shares:

Bayer shares are quoted on the German stock market, the Deutsche Bourse AG, and integrated in the calculation of the Eurostoxx 50 stock market index.

Historically, the share price of the Bayer Company has experienced strong fluctuations over the years, particularly following the creation of new chemical and technological products.

 

Important data

 

Economic history

To be able to understand what can influence the rise or fall in the Bayer share price it is necessary to complete an economical and financial analysis of the company over the last few years. This is therefore what we offer you right now by summarising the major influential events over the last few decades.

Using the analysis of events that we have provided above you will find it easier to understand the future economic and financial events that will probably influence this company’s share price.

 

The advantages and strong points of Bayer shares as a stock market asset:

Firstly, we should of course underline the presence of Bayer on an international level which represents a major strength of this group.  With more than 300 companies based in 78 different countries, the distribution system implemented by Bayer is solid as well as highly integrated. To achieve this Bayer has been able to count upon its experience of over 150 years in the sectors of health and agriculture.

Another considerable advantage for the Bayer Company concerns the division of its different activities into different sectors. The group has in fact structured its activities into three major groups with a pharmaceutical division, a consumer health and plant science sector and lastly the animal health sector which creates products and solutions for the treatment of domestic animals. 

The Bayer Group is also renowned for its innovative capabilities which are a real advantage in this highly competitive activity sector. In fact, we owe a lot to the R & D division of Bayer for truly revolutionary products created in the past such as aspirin, Rennies, and Poncho. And the company continues to be innovative.

The excellent performance of the Bayer Company is also due to a particularly intelligent work organisation. The Bayer workforce of around 115,000 people worldwide is basically in continuous training and benefit from a healthy work environment which significantly increases the profitability of the group and also its innovative capabilities. 

Finally, Bayer’s financial performance is satisfactory with a good solid treasury flow. The financial health of the company is therefore considered to be solid and reliable. The dividends paid are also attractive for shareholders of this asset.

All the above appears to indicate that Bayer shares should be considered in terms of a Buy position. However, as we shall now see, this strategy remains somewhat risky.

 

The disadvantages and weak points of Bayer shares as a stock market asset:

To summarise, the weak points of this asset appear as significant and impactful as its advantages and it is therefore primordial that you take them into account when taking position on the price of this share on the stock markets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the main subsidiaries of the Bayer group today?

If the Bayer group has managed to become one of the major players in the pharmaceutical sector today, it is undoubtedly thanks to its various investments in subsidiaries in Germany but also abroad. Today, the various subsidiaries owned by the Bayer group include Bayer Health Care AG which also includes Bayer Schering Pharma, Bayer CropScience AG, Bayer Material Science AG as well as Monsanto which was the last major acquisition made by this company for the purpose to diversify.

When did the takeover of Monsanto take place by the Bayer group?

Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto has been one of the most significant events in this company's history. This takeover was thus launched in 2016 by an offer made by Bayer and in the amount of $ 62 billion and after two weeks of rumors about it. It was in September of the same year that the group announced an increase in its offer to 66 billion dollars. It will finally be accepted by Monsanto on September 14 and Bayer will then officially announce the acquisition of this group.

Who are the three largest shareholders of the Bayer group?

Currently, the Bayer group is owned by various major shareholders, the first three of which we will present here in terms of shares. These include the BNP Paribas Asset management group which holds 6.65% of the group's shares, Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd which holds 3.71% of the capital and finally Norges Bank Investment Management with 3.01% of the shares.

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