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Last SFr.17.45 CHF
Change Today -0.15 / -0.85%
Volume 513.0K
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Clariant AG, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells specialty chemicals worldwide. It operates in four segments: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. The company provides flame retardants, polymer additives, and waxes; catalyst products for chemical, fuel, and automotive industries; bentonite-based specialty products and solutions for the processing of edible oils and foundry applications, and others; additives for drilling muds in the building and tunnel construction industry; solutions for feed additives; stabilizers for the plastic industry; and additives for paper and laundry care. It also offers brake fluids and car coolants; de-icing fluids for aviation industry; construction chemicals; crop solutions; heat transfer fluids; absorption fluids for gas treatment; paints and coatings additives; textile care and rheology polymers, and biocides and actives; synthetic base fluids, components, and performance additives for lubricant and metal working applications; special solvents; and care ingredients, emulsifiers and solubilizers, film forming products, hair conditioning agents, pearlizers, preservatives, surfactants, and rheology modifiers. In addition, the company provides masterbatches for agriculture, consumer goods, healthcare packaging, healthcare polymer solutions, packaging, fibers, and transportation markets. Further, it offers specialty chemicals and services for the exploration and production of crude oil, refineries, and mining industries. Additionally, the company provides organic pigments, pigment preparations, and special colorants for industrial, automotive, and architectural coatings; and plastics industry and special applications, as well as for traditional, inkjet, and laser printing applications. In addition, it offers electronic materials, food ingredients, and biotech and bio-based chemicals. The company was founded in 1886 and is based in Muttenz, Switzerland.

17,030 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/30/15
Founded in 1886

clariant ag-reg (CLN) Top Compensated Officers

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Total Annual Compensation: SFr.2.7M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

clariant ag-reg (CLN) Key Developments

Clariant AG Approves an Increased Dividend

Clariant AG at its AGM held on March 31, 2015, approved an increased dividend of CHF 0.40 per share.

Clariant to Establish a Subsidiary for Its Plastics & Coatings Operations

Clariant announced it will establish a subsidiary for its plastics & coatings operations that will comprise the units masterbatches, additives and pigments. The new arm will launch operations on January 1, 2016.

Clariant AG Reports Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and First Half Year of 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Clariant AG reported earnings results for the second quarter and first half year of 2015. For the quarter, the company’s sales from continuing operations remained stable in local currencies. Sales decreased 8 % to CHF 1.406 billion from CHF 1.531 billion compared to last year. EBITDA before exceptional items was CHF 211 million against CHF 214 million a year ago. EBIT before exceptional items was CHF 148 million against CHF 145 million a year ago.   Net result from continuing operations was CHF 56 million against CHF 83 million a year ago.  Net income was CHF 56 million against CHF 74 million a year ago. Operating cash flow was CHF 51 negative operating cash flow of CHF 62 million a year ago. This decline was basically due to extraordinarily low tax expenses in the second quarter of 2014 that was driven by one-time events. For the first half, the company reported sales of CHF 2,871 million against CHF 3,023 million a year ago. EBITDA before exceptional items was CHF 211 million against CHF 214 million a year ago. BITDA before exceptional items was CHF 417 million against CHF 424 million a year ago. EBIT before exceptional items was CHF 290 million against CHF 285 million a year ago. Net result from continuing operations was CHF 143 million against CHF 44 million a year ago.  Net income was CHF 143 million against CHF 26 million a year ago. Operating cash flow was CHF 65 operating cash flow of CHF 113 million a year ago. Net debt was CHF 1.347 billion compared to CHF 1.263 billion recorded at year-end 2014. The gearing, reflecting net financial debt in relation to total equity rose to 58 % from 46 % at the end of 2014. For the year 2015, the company expects low to mid-single digit sales growth in local currencies and EBITDA margin before exceptional above full year 2014 as well as an increased cash flow generation. This corresponds to an EBITDA before exceptional in a range of 16% to 19% and the return on invested capital above peer group average. The company expects tax rate guidance to be 25% for the year.


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