Hamburg, January 14, 2016 – 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.
“2015 was another successful year for Beiersdorf. We continued on our sustainable profitable growth path and gained momentum in the second half of the year with a significant increase in sales. Beiersdorf has built a solid foundation for further economic success in 2016 despite challenging economic conditions”, said Stefan F. Heidenreich, CEO of Beiersdorf AG.