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March 1, 2012
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Business review

Sales to third parties grew by €3,409 million to €15,697 million (volumes –1%, prices 6%, portfolio 25%, currencies –2%). This growth was especially supported by the full-year inclusion of the Cognis businesses. While volumes remained generally stable, sales growth was also boosted by higher sales prices resulting from increased raw material costs. Income from operations amounted to €1,361 million, matching the level of the previous year.

Sales – Performance Products
(million €)

Income from operations –
Performance Products
(million €)

Sales by division
 

Factors influencing sales –
Performance Products

In 2012 we expect higher demand and a rise in sales. We aim to increase earnings through growth impetus, mainly from the combined businesses of Cognis and BASF, as well as from lower integration expenses.

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Segment data Performance Products (million €)

 

 

 

2011

2010

Change
in %

Sales to third parties

 

15,697

12,288

27.7

Thereof Dispersions & Pigments

 

3,509

3,197

9.8

Care Chemicals

 

5,174

2,755

87.8

Nutrition & Health

 

1,862

1,482

25.6

Paper Chemicals

 

1,623

1,713

(5.3)

Performance Chemicals

 

3,529

3,141

12.4

Intersegmental transfers

 

490

438

11.9

Sales including intersegmental transfers

 

16,187

12,726

27.2

Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)

 

2,312

2,162

6.9

EBITDA margin

%

14.7

17.6

Income from operations (EBIT) before special items

 

1,727

1,554

11.1

Income from operations (EBIT)

 

1,361

1,345

1.2

Income from operations (EBIT) after cost of capital

 

(119)

441

.

Assets

 

13,680

13,409

2.0

Research and development expenses

 

330

289

14.2

Additions to property, plant and equipment and intangible assets

 

648

3,000

(78.4)

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