DSM reports 12% sales increase

5 Aug 2015

DSM has reported its results for Q2 2015. Sales were €1,965 million, a 12% increase versus Q2 2014, due to 3% higher volumes, 2% lower prices, 10% positive foreign exchange effects and 1% acquisition effects. The company delivered a 6% higher EBITDA of €279 million compared to €264 million in Q2 2014. “I am pleased […]

DSM reports 12% sales increase

drawing-upward-graph-19537297DSM has reported its results for Q2 2015. Sales were €1,965 million, a 12% increase versus Q2 2014, due to 3% higher volumes, 2% lower prices, 10% positive foreign exchange effects and 1% acquisition effects. The company delivered a 6% higher EBITDA of €279 million compared to €264 million in Q2 2014.

“I am pleased to report good progress in Q2 with a solid volume growth in Nutrition and a step-up in Performance Materials,” said Feike Sijbesma, CEO/Chairman of the DSM Managing Board. “The priority of improving our operational performance is starting to deliver results. With increasingly challenging macro-economic conditions we remain focused on further improving the operational performance of DSM’s businesses while making continued progress in innovation and sustainability. The setting-up of efficiency and cost reduction programs with a particular focus on the Nutrition business and the DSM-wide support functions is progressing well. We will announce the scope of the program for the DSM-wide support functions by the end of this month. More information on the efficiency and cost reduction programs for the Nutrition business will be shared at the Capital Markets Day on 4 November.”

We maintain our full year outlook: DSM aims to deliver an EBITDA in 2015 ahead of 2014, the increase mainly driven by positive foreign exchange effects.”