Press release

DSM reports 2014 results

Heerlen, NL, 11 Feb 2015 07:15 CET

  • 2014 sales of €9,181 million
  • Organic sales growth 5% in Q4 2014 and 3% for 2014
  • Q4 2014 EBITDA €288 million and 2014 EBITDA €1,168 million
  • Strong cash from operating activities of €418 million in Q4 2014 (€808 million in 2014)
  • Non-cash impairment of €186 million of the caprolactam business (after tax and non-controlling interests) included in exceptional items, leading to a net loss in Q4 2014
  • Proposed dividend stable at €1.65 per ordinary share
  • DSM will take further actions to improve efficiencies and to reduce costs
  • DSM aims to deliver 2015 EBITDA slightly ahead of 2014

Royal DSM, the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today reported its unaudited results for 2014. DSM reported sales of €9,181 million, a 4% increase versus 2013. In line with market expectations, DSM reported EBITDA of €1,168 million compared to €1,261 million in 2013. The fourth quarter 2014 EBITDA was €288 million compared to €297 million in Q4 2013.

Commenting on the results, Feike Sijbesma, CEO/Chairman of the DSM Managing Board, said: "DSM generated 3% organic growth and delivered a relatively solid EBITDA with good cash flow from operating activities, amongst others due to improved operating working capital management. This was achieved despite the fact that 2014 was not an easy year for DSM with substantial negative exchange rate effects and tough market conditions in Nutrition and caprolactam.

DSM is already taking steps to address the challenging external environment. We will continue to focus on operational performance and this will be complemented by accelerated actions to improve efficiencies and reduce costs, specifically in Nutrition and across all functions in the company. For 2015, DSM aims to deliver an EBITDA slightly ahead of the result of 2014.”

Key figures

Q4 2014Q4 2013+/-in € millionvolumeprice/mixexch. ratesother
   Net sales    
6996557%Performance Materials4%-1%3%1%
46539318%Polymer Intermediates25%-11%4%0%
42398%Innovation Center3%-3%8%0%
4449 Corporate Activities    
2,3742,1759%Total continuing operations7%-2%4%0%
0159 Discontinued operations    
FY 2014FY 2013+/-in € millionvolumeprice/mixexch. ratesother
   Net sales    
2,7922,7292%Performance Materials4%-2%-1%1%
1,7271,5799%Polymer Intermediates16%-7%0%0%
1541503%Innovation Center4%-1%0%0%
173195 Corporate Activities    
9,1818,8584%Total continuing operations5%-2%0%1%
102571 Discontinued operations    
Q4 2014Q4 2013+/-in € millionFY 2014FY 2013+/-
877713%Performance Materials3433198%
2330-23%Polymer Intermediates83113-27%
-3-3 Innovation Center-18-9 
-19-15 Corporate Activities-90-76 
288297-3%Total continuing operations1,1681,261-7%
019 Discontinued operations-251 
112118-5%Core net profit, continuing operations492549-10%
89101-12%Net profit before exceptional items, continuing operations419497-16%
-107-77 Net profit after exceptional items, total DSM145271-46%
0.650.68-4%Core EPS (€/share)2.853.19-11%
0.520.57-9%Net EPS before exceptional items, continuing operations (€/share)2.422.84-15%
-0.63-0.46 Net EPS after exceptional items, total DSM (€/share)0.781.52-49%
418476 Cash flow from operations808998 
241204 Capital expenditures (cash, net of customer funding)628629 
   Net debt2,4201,841 

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