henkel kgaa-spons adr pfd (HENOY) Key Developments
Henkel and Nihon Parkerizing Co. Ltd Announce Extended Cooperation to Benefit Global Surface Treatment Customers
Jul 6 15
Henkel and Nihon Parkerizing Co. Ltd. are taking their 27-year business cooperation to the next level with the signing of a broad license contract for surface technologies. Effective from July 1, 2015, the new partnership extends a current cross license agreement on conversion coatings to a broader field of surface treatment products. The move will give customers, who are primarily from the automotive and aerospace industries, access to both companies' technologies on a global basis. A distribution agreement for Japan covers Henkel's Cleaners, Lubricants and Surface Treatment. Nihon Parkerizing supplies surface treatment chemicals to a broad range of industries for a diverse range of purposes including cleaning substrates, adding corrosion resistance, creating a base for painting and providing lubrication, as well as offering the latest knowhow and extensive technical support.
The Bosnian Unit of Henkel to Launch Adhesives Plant in Bosnia's Bileca on June 11, 2015
May 26 15
The Bosnian unit of Henkel will formally open an adhesives plant in Bileca on June 11, 2015. The investment cost for the 6,000 sq m plant totals EUR 7.5 million ($8.2 million), EUR 500,000 more than the initial estimate. The adhesive materials plant was set to open in March, but due to small deviations in the construction phase of the project the start date was pushed to mid-June. Henkel picked Bileca as the location for its Bosnian-based plant because of its strategic geographic position and links to neighbouring markets such as Croatia, Montenegro and Albania. Bileca is also rich in ground calcium carbonate, a vital component in manufacturing and producing Henkel's cement-based adhesive and thermal insulating materials for the construction industry.
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA Reports Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 2015; Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2015
May 7 15
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA reported earnings results for the first quarter ended March 2015. In the first quarter of 2015, sales rose significantly by 12.7%, reaching a new quarterly high of EUR 4,430 million. Adjusted for positive foreign exchange effects of 5.8%, sales improved by 6.9%. Adjusted for foreign exchange and acquisitions/divestments - sales rose by 3.6%. After one-time gains, one-time charges and restructuring charges, adjusted operating profit improved by 14.1%, from EUR 619 million to EUR 707 million. Reported operating profit (EBIT) grew by 6.5%, from EUR 608 million to EUR 648 million. Adjusted return on sales (EBIT margin) increased by 0.2% points to 16.0%. Reported return on sales amounted to 14.6% compared to 15.5% in the prior-year quarter. The company financial result was improved by EUR 6 million to loss of EUR 9 million. This was attributable to improvements in both net interest result and foreign exchange result. The improvement in net interest result was due in part to the repayment of a senior bond and the maturing of interest rate fixings in March 2014. The tax rate amounted to 24.6% compared to 23.1% in the prior-year quarter. Adjusted net income for the quarter, after deducting non-controlling interests, increased by 12.8% from EUR 452 million to EUR 510 million. Reported net income for the quarter rose by 5.7% from EUR 456 million to EUR 482 million. After deducting EUR 12 million attributable to non-controlling interests, net income increased to EUR 470 million (prior-year quarter: EUR 449 million). Adjusted earnings per preferred share (EPS) rose by 13.5% from EUR 1.04 to EUR 1.18. Reported EPS increased from EUR 1.04 to EUR 1.09. Free cash flow was EUR 285 million. This is significantly higher than the comparable figure of the prior-year period, driven by a solid increase in the operating cash flow.
The company reaffirmed earnings guidance for the full year of 2015. The company continues to expect organic sales growth of 3% to 5% in the fiscal year 2015. Compared to the 2014 figures, the company expects adjusted return on sales (EBIT) to increase to around 16% and an increase in adjusted earnings per preferred share of approximately 10%.
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Q1 2015 Earnings Call, May 07, 2015
Apr 13 15
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Q1 2015 Earnings Call, May 07, 2015
Henkel AG & Co. Kgaa Launches New Temperature Stable Solder Paste Material
Apr 3 15
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA has announced the launch of Loctite GC 10, its new temperature stable solder paste material. The game-changing formulation, Loctite GC 10, is temperature stable at 26.5°C for one year and stable at temperatures of up to 40°C for one month, which affords exceptional performance throughout the logistics and operations chain - from shipping/receiving to printing and reflow. In process, Loctite GC 10 offers significant improvements over conventional solder paste materials. As compared to traditional materials which average abandon times ranging from 1 to 4 hours, the halogen-free, lead-free, temperature-stable Henkel formula enables abandon times of up to 24 hours and has a startup time of zero. Stabilized and consistent print transfer efficiency, an expanded reflow window and increased activity for better results with soak temperatures between 150°C and 200°C, make Loctite GC 10 incomparable among other paste materials. The solder system's stability on the line allows for significant cost savings with on-line paste utilization of more than 95%. The reductions in solder-related defects achieved with Loctite GC 10's process performance result in higher yields and improved profitability. Not only will manufacturers realize process improvements and cost reductions due to Loctite GC 10's unmatched performance, but will also experience resolution to long-standing logistics and storage challenges. The temperature stability of the product eliminates the requirement for cold packing, overnight shipping and refrigerated storage. Packaging and shipping costs are reduced and energy consumption within the factory is decreased. Having been trialed at numerous customers worldwide, the results of the material's performance indicate future commercial success with widespread integration into electronics manufacturing operations worldwide.