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Interim Group Management Report as of September 30, 2013

  • Market environment remains difficult
  • Sales down 5.0% against prior-year quarter
  • Selling price adjustments due mainly to lower raw material costs
  • EBITDA pre exceptionals down from €254 million to €187 million
  • EBITDA margin 9.1% vs. 11.8% for year-earlier quarter
  • Net income and earnings per share decline to €11 million and €0.13, respectively
  • Net financial liabilities reduced from the previous quarter to €1,822 million
  • Launch of “Advance” program to increase competitiveness
  • Guidance for 2013 narrowed: EBITDA pre exceptionals expected to be between €710 million and €760 million