We Will Deliver Sigma Synergies For 2016, Vows Merck CFO

Merck KGaA reported first-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates, buoyed by the acquisition of pharmaceutical equipment maker Sigma-Aldrich Corp. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and excluding some costs, rose 27 percent to 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion), the Darmstadt, Germany-based company said in a statement Thursday. Chief Financial Officer Marcus Kuhnert discussed earnings with "On the Move" host Guy Johnson.

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