* Q2 2014 EBITDA from continuing operations ?293 million
* Q2 2014 EBITDA includes negative currency effect of about ?29 million and a
?16 million impact from the fire at a nutrition plant in Switzerland
* Nutrition delivered improved result versus last two quarters with ?222
* Performance Materials Q2 EBITDA of ?88 million up compared to Q2 2013 and Q1
* Q2 cash flow from operating activities ?126 million
* Interim dividend of ?0.55 per ordinary share
* Full year 2014 outlook in line with current market expectations
Royal DSM, the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today reported
second quarter 2014 EBITDA from continuing operations of ?293 million compared
to ?332 million in Q2 2013, and ?272 million in Q1 2014. Nutrition showed
improvement compared to the last two quarters. Performance Materials continued
its encouraging underlying trend and delivered higher results. Polymer
Intermediates was negatively impacted by lower caprolactam margins.
Commenting on the results, Feike Sijbesma, CEO/Chairman of the DSM Managing
Board, said: "DSM delivered improved results versus the first quarter, despite
persistent currency headwinds. Performance Materials saw continued positive
momentum in a number of end-markets, whereas Polymer Intermediates has seen
weaker business conditions for caprolactam.
Market conditions in Nutrition have shown some improvement with good Animal
Nutrition performance in Q2, while Human Nutrition still operates in a low
growth macro environment for some end-markets due to ongoing pressure on
consumer spending. In this environment, the resilience of our integrated value
chain is demonstrated by robust margins, highlighting the quality of our
Nutrition business. In addition we are undertaking initiatives in the US to
reinforce the attractiveness of our dietary supplements end-user categories.
We continue to focus on efficiencies to protect profitability and improve cash
flow in the current environment. Despite the weakness in caprolactam, we
continue to anticipate to deliver improving financial results in the coming
2014 2013 +/- in ? million volume price/mix rates other
2,288 2,421 -5% Net sales 5% -2% -3% -5%
1,073 1,111 -3% Nutrition 2% -1% -5% 1%
702 709 -1% Materials 3% -2% -3% 1%
429 375 14% Intermediates 25% -8% -3%
38 39 -3% Innovation Center 2% 0% -5%
46 48 Activities
2,288 2,282 0% operations 6% -2% -4% 0%
0 139 operations
quarter first half
2014 2013 +/- in ? million 2014 2013 +/-
293 345 -15% EBITDA 563 653 -14%
222 250 -11% Nutrition 425 465 -9%
88 80 10% Materials 165 159 4%
17 27 -37% Intermediates 37 55 -33%
-5 -2 Innovation Center -11 -4
-29 -23 Activities -51 -42
293 332 -12% operations 565 633 -11%
0 13 operations -2 20
125 153 -18% Core net profit 239 285 -16%
Net profit before
110 137 -20% operations 209 262 -20%
Net profit after
78 112 -30% total DSM 159 231 -31%
0.73 0.89 -18% Core EPS (?/share) 1.39 1.67 -17%
Net EPS before
0.64 0.80 -20% (?/share) 1.21 1.51 -20%
Net EPS after
0.45 0.64 -30% (?/share) 0.90 1.33 -32%
Cash flow from
126 251 operations 89 202
117 148 (cash) 268 300
Net debt -2,393 -1,841 *
* year-end 2013
In this report:
* 'Organic sales growth' is the total impact of volume and price/mix;
* 'Discontinued operations' comprises net sales and operating profit (before
depreciation and amortization) of DSM Pharmaceutical Products up to and
including 10 March 2014;
* 'Net profit' is the net profit attributable to equity holders of Koninklijke
* 'Core net profit' is the net profit from continuing operations before
exceptional items and before acquisition related (intangible) asset
* From 2014 onwards interest receipts and payments are no longer included in
operating activities in the cash flow statement but reported in investing
activities (interest received) and financing activities (interest paid).
2013 figures are restated accordingly;
* All 2013 figures are restated for the impact of the termination of
proportional consolidation for joint ventures as from 1 Jan 2014 onward.
Note: all tables are available in the attached Press release-PDF
Review by cluster
Sales in Q2 declined by 3% compared to Q2 2013, as organic growth and the
contribution of new consolidations was offset by 5% weaker currencies. Organic
sales growth was 1% versus Q2 2013, with volume growth (2%) partly offset by
lower prices (-1%).
EBITDA for Q2 was ?222 million, down 11% compared to Q2 2013. The combination of
good demand in Animal Nutrition and the continued soft consumer demand in some
of DSM's Human Nutrition end-markets resulted in total into a modest organic
growth of 1%, which was offset by the foreign exchange impact. The EBITDA margin
of 20.7% reflecting the significant impact of foreign exchange rates compared to
Q2 2013 was within DSM's target range of 20-23%.
Human Nutrition & Health net sales were ?403 million in Q2. Organic sales
development was negative at -6% compared to Q2 2013 owing to lower volumes. The
price/mix development was flat.
Sales in dietary supplements for vitamins and fish-oil based Omega-3 in the US
were down versus the same period last year. Recovery of these end-markets is
slower than expected. Promotional initiatives and industry wide campaigns are
being launched to support the vitamins and Omega-3 dietary supplements markets.
Momentum for dietary supplements outside the US continued to be positive. Demand
for i-Health remained robust.
Sales in infant nutrition were weaker compared to the same period last year due
to the after-effects from the false botulism scare, with China and South East
Asia markets being the most affected. Furthermore, recent changes in Chinese
regulatory policy have created additional uncertainty for the industry. As a
result infant nutrition suppliers have reduced their inventories.
Food & beverage markets have continued to show sluggish growth, while demand for
premixes stayed healthy. In order to stimulate growth, "A-label" customers are
investing in new product launches, promotional campaigns and acceleration of
Animal Nutrition and Health net sales were ?519 million in Q2. Organic sales
growth in Q2 was 5% driven by good global volume growth. Overall, the price/mix
effect was flat.
Market conditions in animal feed continued to improve in Q2 as premix businesses
showed strong performance. Vitamin E volumes and prices were lower versus the
same period last year.
DSM Food Specialties delivered good organic growth in enzymes and cultures
driven by a continued focus on innovation and high margin applications.
Organic sales growth in Q2 2014 was 1% compared to Q2 2013 with 3% volume growth
driven by improved market demand and 2% lower prices. Adverse currency effects
amounted to 3%. DSM Engineering Plastics showed good volume growth, while
polyamide 6 prices were slightly lower, due to lower caprolactam prices. DSM
Resins & Functional Materials saw good volume growth, while prices were down due
to lower input costs and some product mix effects. DSM Dyneema Q2 sales were
lower compared to same period last year as a result of the timing of large
EBITDA in Performance Materials for the quarter was up by 10% compared to Q2
2013 largely driven by volume growth, good cost control and improved
efficiencies. DSM Resins & Functional Materials showed a strong improvement in
EBITDA. DSM Engineering Plastics also reported a higher EBITDA despite lower
results in the polyamide 6 value chain. In Q2 DSM Dyneema delivered EBITDA that
was in line with last year after a substantially higher EBITDA in Q1.
Organic sales growth in Q2 was 17% compared to the same quarter of 2013, with
25% higher volumes and 8% lower prices. Sales were negatively impacted by
currency effects of 3%. Volumes were up due to increased caprolactam production
from the 2(nd) line in China.
EBITDA for the quarter declined compared to Q2 2013 resulting from the
maintenance stop of the caprolactam plants in Europe and lower caprolactam
margins resulting from lower prices, while benzene costs remained high.
Acrylonitrile results were in line with last year.
Sales in Q2 2014 were slightly down compared to Q2 2013 due to negative currency
effects (-5%). Organic growth in DSM Biomedical is progressing well, with new
products in the pipeline. DSM Advanced Surfaces continues to make progress by
testing its new anti-reflecting coatings at large solar parks. In Bio-based
Products and Services the second generation advanced biofuels plant of the
POET/DSM joint venture in Iowa is in the start-up phase.
EBITDA declined due to increased costs resulting from intensified innovation
programs. The underlying business did well.
EBITDA in Q2 2014 benefitted from lower project costs, but the captive insurance
was negatively impacted by a fire at an intermediates plant at DSM Nutritional
Products in Sisseln, Switzerland. Of the total damages caused by the fire, an
amount of ?15 million is retained by DSM's captive insurances and as such
accounted for in Q2. Nutrition incurred ?1 million. Costs above these ?16
million are covered by external insurers.
Pharma activities and other associates
Total Q2 2014 sales of joint ventures amounted to ?116 million (100% base) of
which ?108 million coming from DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals (Q2 2013: ?98
DPx Holdings (49% DSM) realized total sales (100%) of ?217 million from 11 March
up to and including April with good margins. The DSM share in the net result of
DPx was impacted by ?25 million exceptional items related to the formation and
start-up of the new company.
Total exceptional items from fully consolidated companies in the second quarter
amounted to a loss of ?10 million before tax (?8 million after tax). This
includes ?12 million in expenses related to ongoing restructuring activities.
Financial income and expense in Q2 2014 amounted to -?36 million equal to Q2
The effective tax rate in Q2 2014 was 18%, in line with the full year 2013.
Net profit from continuing operations before exceptional items in Q2 2014
amounted to ?110 million compared to ?137 million in Q2 2013.
Net earnings per ordinary share (continuing operations, before exceptional
items) amounted to ?0.64 in Q2 2014 compared to ?0.80 in Q2 2013.
Cash flow, capital expenditure and financing
Cash provided by operating activities in Q2 2014 was ?126 million (Q2 2013: ?251
Operating working capital increased from ?1,843 million at year-end of 2013 to
?2,178 million at the end of Q2 2014 due to higher inventories and receivables.
Expressed as a percentage of annualized sales this represents 23.8% compared to
23.2% in Q2 2013.
Cash used for capital expenditure amounted to ?117 million in Q2 2014 compared
to ?148 million in Q2 2013.
Net debt increased by ?552 million compared to year-end 2013 and stood at ?2,393
million (gearing 29%).
DSM's policy is to provide a stable and preferably rising dividend. It has been
decided to pay an interim dividend of ?0.55 per ordinary share for 2014. As
usual, this represents one third of the total dividend paid for the previous
year. The interim dividend should not be taken as an indication of the total
dividend for the year 2014. The dividend will be payable in cash or in the form
of ordinary shares, at the option of the shareholder. Dividend in cash will be
paid after deduction of 15% Dutch dividend withholding tax. The ex-dividend date
is 6 August 2014. The interim dividend will be payable as from 27 August 2014.
DSM in motion: driving focused growth
DSM is firmly committed to its strategy, which has delivered and will continue
to deliver sustainable value. DSM in motion: driving focused growth is the
strategy that the company embarked on in September 2010, which was updated in
September 2013. The next update is planned for Q4 2015. DSM in motion: driving
focused growth marks the shift from an era of intensive portfolio
transformation to a strategy of maximizing sustainable and profitable growth.
DSM's strategic focus on Life Sciences and Materials Sciences is fueled by three
main societal trends: Global Shifts, Climate & Energy and Health & Wellness. DSM
aims to meet the unmet needs resulting from these societal trends with
innovative and sustainable solutions.
Below are some highlights of DSM's Q2 2014 achievements.
High Growth Economies: from reaching out to being truly global
Sales to High Growth Economies reached a level of 42% of total sales in Q2 2014
versus 39% in Q2 2013. Sales in China amounted to USD 487 million, versus USD
395 million in Q2 2013, largely driven by substantially higher volumes for
caprolactam resulting from the second caprolactam facility.
DSM opened its China Animal Nutrition Center in Bazhou, south of Beijing. With
its focus on swine and poultry nutrition and the capabilities to conduct world-
class scientific and application research, the facility will support the
development of tailored solutions to meet the needs of the fast growing poultry
and swine markets in China.
Innovation: from building the machine to doubling innovation output
Innovation sales in the first half of 2014 - measured as sales from innovative
products and applications introduced in the last five years - amounted to 18% of
total sales equal to the first half of 2013, which is close to DSM's 2015 target
of approximately 20%. Examples of innovations, recently launched are:
* The world's first high-heat plastic air intake manifold with integrated
charge air cooler made from Stanyl(?) Diablo, DSM's high temperature
resistant polyamide 46.
* Rapidase(?) Pro Color, DSM's fruit enzymes that help to obtain the highest
possible juice yield.
* A high intensity sweetener platform based on fermentation of steviol
glycosides, the sweet tasting molecules present in Stevia plants. This
breakthrough technology will provide clean taste and a secure and scalable
* A new coagulant, Maxiren(?) XDS that helps cheese producers to maximize
Sustainability: from responsibility to business driver
It is DSM's goal to have an injury and incident-free working environment. DSM
has set itself the target of reducing the Frequency Index of Recordable Injuries
by 50 percent or more by the year 2020 compared to 2010. This will require an
index score that is less than or equal to 0.25 by 2020, compared to the 0.57
achieved in 2010. At the end of the first half of 2014 this index amounted to
The share of ECO+ products in DSM's innovation pipeline was well above 90% in H1
2014, higher than the 2015 aspiration of 80%. The Eco+ share in the running
business in H1 2014 was slightly ahead of the 45% in 2013, well on track towards
the 2015 aspiration of 50%. DSM's energy efficiency is well on target: 16%
improvement in the first half year of 2014 compared to 2008. The aspiration
calls for a 20% improvement in 2020 compared to 2008. Greenhouse-gas emissions
in CO(2) equivalents were 7% less than in 2008. DSM's aspiration is a 25%
reduction by 2020, compared to 2008.
In India DSM completed construction of a 1MW solar facility adjacent to its
plant in Ranjangaon.
Acquisitions & Partnerships: from portfolio transformation to driving focused
DSM reached agreement to acquire Aland (HK) Holding Limited ("Aland"), a Hong
Kong-based company producing vitamin C in mainland China. Subject to customary
conditions, the transaction is expected to close in the next six to nine months.
DSM and Niaga, a Netherlands-based provider of sustainable solutions for the
carpet industry, announced a joint venture, DSM-Niaga, to further develop and
commercialize sustainable technology for recyclable carpet. Based on proprietary
and complementary technologies, DSM-Niaga will enable the industry to close the
carpet materials loop.
DSM targets for 2014 to deliver an improved underlying business performance in a
challenging macro environment. DSM is on track to meet current market
expectations, notwithstanding the adverse impact from foreign exchange rates of
about ?70 million and weakness in the caprolactam supply-chain.
Today DSM will hold a conference call for the media from 08.00 AM to 08.30 AM
CET and a conference call for investors and analysts from 09.00 AM to 10.00 AM
CET. Details on how to access these calls can be found on the DSM website,
www.dsm.com. Also, information regarding DSM's half year result 2014 can be
found in the Presentation to Investors, which can be downloaded from the
Investors section of the DSM website.
Ex interim dividend quotation Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Record date Friday, 8 August
Interim dividend payable Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Report for the third quarter of 2014 Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Capital Markets Day Wednesday, 5 November
Full year results 2014 Wednesday, 11 February
Report for the first quarter of 2015 Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Report for the second quarter of 2015 Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Report for the third quarter of 2015 Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Heerlen, 5 August 2014
The Managing Board
Feike Sijbesma, CEO/Chairman
Rolf-Dieter Schwalb, CFO
Dimitri de Vreeze
DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.(TM)
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and
materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials
Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social
advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM
delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in
global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed,
medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life
protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM's 24,500 employees
deliver annual net sales of around ?10 billion. The company is listed on NYSE
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