Facts & Figures

Covestro at a glance

Although independent as recently as September 2015, Covestro has already proven itself a major player in the polymer materials field. Find key data on our setup and performance here.
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Key Figures of Covestro
Covestro became an independent company listed on the stock exchange in fall 2015. Since then, we have proven to our customers and investors that we have what it takes: a strong and efficient product base combined with the flexibility and sense of purpose of a start-up, fueled by 80 years of experience.

The backbone of our organization’s success are our 16,800  employees, who work at around 30 sites across the globe – from smaller technical centers and innovation hubs to large-scale production plants. Our activities are coordinated from our corporate headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany.

Thanks to the sound setup of our company and its innovative power, we have achieved a reliable course of growth and consolidated our standing in the global markets. In 2018, Covestro’s Group sales increased by 3.4% to EUR 14.6 billion over the past fiscal year. Covestro generated EBITDA of EUR 3.2 billion, 6.8% below the record year of 2017. Core volumes grew by 1.6%, while free operating cash flow stood at EUR 1.7 billion. Return on capital employed (ROCE) stood at 29.5%, well over the multi-year average.

For more information on Covestro's business performance and key data, take a look at the Annual Report 2018.