Press release

DSM reports Q1 2014 results

Heerlen, NL, 06 May 2014 07:15 CEST

  • In Q1 2014 DSM delivered €272 million EBITDA from continuing operations, in line with expectations
  • Q1 2014 EBITDA from continuing operations was €29 million below Q1 2013, of which about €23 million was due to adverse exchange rate developments
  • The impact of the headwinds in Nutrition appear to have peaked in Q1
  • In Performance Materials all business groups delivered good volume growth
  • DSM maintains 2014 outlook, anticipating EBITDA improvements over the coming quarters

Royal DSM, the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today reported first quarter EBITDA from continuing operations of €272 million compared to €301 million in Q1 2013. This performance was delivered against significant adverse foreign exchange rates. As expected, Nutrition experienced in Q1 the continued impact of the market headwinds, which also affected Q4 2013. Materials Sciences was impacted by lower results in caprolactam.

Commenting on the results, Feike Sijbesma, CEO/Chairman of the DSM Managing Board, said: “DSM delivered results in line with expectations, despite further currency deterioration during the quarter. We are pleased to report that market conditions in Nutrition began to show some signs of improvement by the end of the quarter. Our performance in Q1 demonstrates DSM’s strength in Nutrition, owing to our highly integrated and global business model, benefiting from the structural megatrends of health and wellness. We also see a more positive momentum in a number of Performance Materials end-markets.

Through maintaining our focus on the operational performance of the business, benefiting from the Profit Improvement Program, we continue to execute our near term initiatives of protecting profitability and improving cash flow. Therefore, we confirm our outlook given in January 2014, and anticipate to deliver improving financial results in the coming quarters.”

Key figures

in € millionQ1 2014Q1 2013+/-volumeprice/mixexch. ratesother
Net sales2,2982,320-1%3%-3%-2%1%
Performance Materials6706690%4%-2%-2%0%
Polymer Intermediates405437-7%2%-8%-1% 
Innovation Center3437-8%-5%0%-3% 
Corporate Activities4055     
Total continuing operations2,1962,1880%3%-3%-3%3%
Discontinued operations102132-23%-2%  -21%
in € millionQ1 2014Q1 2013+/-
Performance Materials7779-3%
Polymer Intermediates2028-29%
Innovation Center-6-2 
Corporate Activities-22-19 
Total continuing operations272301-10%
Discontinued operations-27 
Core net profit114132-14%
Net profit before exceptional items, continuing operations99125-21%
Net profit after exceptional items, total DSM81119-32%
Core EPS (€/share)0.660.78-15%
Net EPS before exceptional items, continuing operations (€/share)0.570.71-20%
Net EPS after exceptional items, total DSM (€/share)0.450.69-34%
Cash flow from operations-37-49 
Capital expenditures (cash)151152 
Net debt-2,161-1,841 * 

* Year-end 2013

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