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Henkel delivers strong second-quarter performance

Henkel delivers strong second-quarter performance

  • Netherlands
  • Henkel continues successful development in an increasingly challenging environment
  • Henkel Nederland
“Henkel delivered a strong business performance in the second quarter.We generated solid organic sales growth, supported by a strong development in the emerging markets and a positive development in the mature markets. We were also able to significantly increase both earnings and profitability. Adjusted earnings per preferred share grew by 8.5 percent to 1.40 euros and adjusted return on sales rose to 17.6 percent, representing new record levels for Henkel. The successful development of Henkel was driven by all three business units,” said Henkel CEO Hans Van Bylen. “I would like to thank our global team which contributed to the strong performance in the second quarter.”“We are also very excited about the acquisition of The Sun Products Corporation which we agreed on in the second quarter. This will be a step-change for our position in North America, one of the most important regions for Henkel worldwide. Upon closing of this transaction, we will reach the No. 2 position in the US laundry care market.”

Commenting on the current fiscal year, Van Bylen said: “We are facing a market environment which is becoming increasingly challenging, with moderate global economic growth, slowing growth dynamics, high uncertainties in the markets and unfavorable foreign exchange developments. We are committed to reaching our ambitious targets and will focus on leveraging our innovation capabilities, our strong brands and our leading market positions.”

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* Adjusted for one-time charges/gains and restructuring charges

Henkel is wereldwijd actief met toonaangevende merken en technologieën in drie divisies: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care en Adhesive Technologies. Het bedrijf – opgericht in 1876 – neemt wereldwijd leidende posities in, zowel in de consumentenmarkt als in de industrie met bekende merken als Persil, Schwarzkopf en Loctite. Bij Henkel werken circa 50.000 mensen. Henkel boekte in het fiscale jaar 2015 een omzet van € 18,1 miljard en een aangepast bedrijfsresultaat van € 2,9 miljard. De aandelen van Henkel zijn opgenomen in de Duitse aandelenindex DAX. In de Benelux bevinden de filialen van Henkel zich in Brussel, Drogenbos en Westerlo (België) en in Nieuwegein en Scheemda (Nederland). In 2015 realiseerde Henkel in de Benelux een omzet van meer dan 500 miljoen euro met ongeveer 700 medewerkers.


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