Financial News

8/4/2016

Beiersdorf grows further in challenging environment

Beiersdorf continued its upward trend in the first six months of 2016. Group sales increased organically by 2.8%. At €3.358 billion, nominal sales were down 1.3% from €3.402 billion due to negative exchange rate effects. Group EBIT excluding special factors rose from €508 million to €513 million. The EBIT margin continued to improve, reaching 15.3% compared with last year’s 14.9%. This was despite poor macreconomic conditions in many markets. For the full year, Beiersdorf remains cautiously optimistic and confirms its guidance.
2/17/2016

Beiersdorf continues on its successful path – Significant increase in sales and earnings in 2015

Beiersdorf continued on its profitable growth path in 2015. In a difficult market environment, Beiersdorf recorded organic sales growth of 3.0% increasing both sales and earnings. In nominal terms, sales increased by 6.4%, from €6.285 billion to €6.686 billion. The Consumer Business Segment generated sales growth of 3.6%, whereas tesa increased sales by 0.4%. Group EBIT excluding special factors rose to €962 million, up from €861 million in the previous year. The EBIT margin improved to 14.4%, up from last year’s 13.7%.
1/14/2016

Beiersdorf: Successful business year 2015 – strong growth in the second half-year

Beiersdorf continued on its profitable growth path in 2015 in a challenging market environment. Organic Group sales increased by 3.0%, based on preliminary, unaudited figures. In nominal terms, sales rose by 6.4% from €6.285 billion to € 6.686 billion. The Consumer Business Segment increased organic sales by 3.6%. tesa’s organic growth totaled 0.4%, in line with the high level of the previous year. Beiersdorf confirmed that its consolidated EBIT margin (excluding special factors) significantly exceeded last year's level as forecast.
11/4/2015

Beiersdorf continues on its successful path

In the first nine months of 2015 Beiersdorf continued on its profitable growth path in a difficult market environment. The company increased both its sales and earnings, and gained further market share. Organic Group sales climbed 2.7%. In nominal terms, sales rose by 6.8%, from €4.716 billion to €5.035 billion. Group EBIT excluding special factors increased by 11.9%, from €671 million to €750 million. The EBIT margin improved to 14.9%, compared with last year’s 14.2%.
8/5/2015

Beiersdorf continues on its profitable growth path

Beiersdorf continued on its consistent growth path in the first half of 2015. The company increased both its sales and earnings, and gained market share. Organic Group sales climbed 1.4%. In nominal terms, sales rose by 7.3%, from €3.171 billion to €3.402 billion. Group EBIT excluding special factors increased by 12.4%, from €452 million to €508 million. The EBIT margin improved to 14.9%, compared with last year's 14.3%. This is Beiersdorf’s best-ever result for the first six months of a year.
5/7/2015

Beiersdorf continues on its profitable growth path

Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, continued on its profitable growth path in the first quarter of the current financial year. Organic Group sales rose by 0.7%. In nominal terms, sales increased by 6.9%, from €1.596 billion to €1.706 billion. Both business segments contributed to this positive performance. Group EBIT excluding special factors improved to €255 million, up from €235 million in the previous year. The corresponding EBIT margin rose to 15.0%.
2/13/2015

Beiersdorf continues on its growth path – Sales and earnings increase in 2014

Beiersdorf continued on its profitable growth path in 2014. In a more difficult market environment, Beiersdorf recorded organic sales growth of 4.7% in the past financial year. In nominal terms, sales increased by 2.3%, from €6.141 billion to €6.285 billion. Both business segments – Consumer and tesa – contributed to this positive performance. Group EBIT excluding special factors rose to €861 million, up from €814 million in the previous year. The EBIT margin excluding special factors improved from 13.2% in the prior year to 13.7%.
1/15/2015

Beiersdorf: Strong business year 2014

Beiersdorf continued its profitable growth path in 2014 despite a challenging macroeconomic environment. Organic Group sales rose by 4.7% in the past financial year according to preliminary, unaudited figures. In nominal terms, sales increased by 2.3%, from €6.141 billion to €6.285 billion. Both business segments contributed to this success. The Consumer Business Segment increased organic sales by 4.8%, while tesa recorded organic growth of 4.4%. The company has confirmed its consolidated EBIT margin guidance excluding special factors of above 13%.
11/6/2014

Beiersdorf grows in difficult market environment

Beiersdorf has shown sustainable and profitable growth in the first nine months of 2014. This was achieved despite an economic downturn in many markets. Organic Group sales climbed 4.3%. In nominal terms, sales increased by 0.9%, from EUR 4.674 billion to EUR 4.716 billion. Both the Consumer Business Segment and tesa contributed to this achievement. EBIT excluding special factors improved by 3.2%, from EUR 650 million to EUR 671 million. Excluding special factors, the EBIT margin increased to 14.2%, compared with 13.9% in the previous year.
8/7/2014

Beiersdorf continues on its profitable growth path

Beiersdorf continued its dynamic business development in the first half year of 2014 with organic sales growth of 5.0%. In nominal terms, sales increased by 0.2%, from €3.163 billion to €3.171 billion. Both the Consumer Business Segment and tesa contributed to this achievement. EBIT excluding special factors improved from €434 million to €452 million, a rise of 4.3%. Excluding special factors, the EBIT margin increased to 14.3%, compared with 13.7% in the previous year.
5/8/2014

Beiersdorf continues on its growth path

Beiersdorf’s first-quarter results for 2014 underline the continuation of last year’s strong business performance. The Group delivered organic sales growth of 6.7%. In nominal terms, sales increased by 1.2% from €1.577 billion to €1.596 billion. Both business segments contributed to the positive performance. Group EBIT excluding special factors improved to €235 million, up from €215 million in the previous year. Excluding special factors, the EBIT margin increased to 14.7% (previous year: 13.6%).
3/4/2014

Beiersdorf on growth path - Sales and earnings increase in 2013

Beiersdorf successfully continued its dynamic business development in 2013. Both sales growth and the EBIT margin excluding special factors exceeded expectations. The Group delivered organic sales growth of 7.2%. In nominal terms, sales increased by 1.7%, from €6,040 million to €6,141 million. Both business segments, Consumer and tesa, contributed to this achievement. Group EBIT excluding special factors increased to €814 million (previous year: €735 million), representing an improved EBIT margin of 13.2% compared to last year’s 12.2%.
1/16/2014

Beiersdorf: Strong business year 2013

Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, recorded significant sales growth in all its business segments in 2013. The company’s sales rose by 7.2% in organic terms in the past fiscal year according to preliminary, unaudited figures. Nominal sales increased by 1.7%, from €6,040 million to €6,141 million. The difference between nominal and organic growth is attributable to the strength of the euro in the past year. The Consumer Business Segment achieved organic sales growth of 7.0%, while tesa recorded organic growth of 8.4%. The company has confirmed its consolidated EBIT margin guidance of around 13%.
1/16/2014

CEO Stefan F. Heidenreich’s contract extended for five years

The Supervisory Board of Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, has passed a resolution to extend CEO Stefan F. Heidenreich’s contract for a further five years. The new contract is effective as of January 1, 2015 and ends on December 31, 2019. “Beiersdorf is extremely pleased that Mr. Heidenreich will continue to drive forward and shape our successful renewal process together with all of our managers and employees. His work to date has earned our greatest respect and has benefited consumers, customers and the company,” said Prof. Dr. Reinhard Pöllath, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Beiersdorf AG.
8/7/2013

Beiersdorf continues on its growth path

For the first half of 2013, Beiersdorf has continued to progress well with strong sales growth in both business segments, Consumer and tesa. Group sales rose by 6.6% organically, and in nominal terms by 3.3%, from €3.062 billion to €3.163 billion. The operating result (EBIT) excluding special factors reached €434 million, an increase of 11.2%, representing a significantly improved EBIT margin of 13.7% (previous year: 12.7%). Consolidated after-tax profit rose to €287 million.
5/16/2012

Changes to the Executive Board of Beiersdorf AG / New Managers to Drive Forward Growth Market Activities

Ümit Subaşı, the Executive Board member responsible for the Emerging Markets area since March 2011, is leaving the company in amicable agreement on July 31, 2012 to pursue new ventures. As of July 1, 2012, Stefan De Loecker (44) will become the Corporate Senior Vice President with responsibility for the Near East region. Patrick Kaminski (43) has recently taken over as Corporate Senior Vice President responsible for the operating business in the Far East region.