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.