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Umicore S.A. operates as a materials technology and recycling company worldwide. The company’s Catalysis segment produces automotive catalysts for emission abatement in light and heavy duty vehicles, as well as used in chemical processes, such as fine chemical, life science, and pharmaceutical industries. Its Energy Materials segment offers cobalt and nickel chemical compounds used in rechargeable batteries; fine powders used in hard-metal and diamond tools; metallic compounds for ceramics and catalytic applications; germanium materials, including substrates for photovoltaics and light emitting diodes; materials for photonics and lenses; optical assemblies for night vision applications; and metallic for producing ultra-thin coatings on a range of applications comprising photovoltaics and displays. The company’s Performance Materials segment produces zinc roofing, and rainwater and façade systems for the construction industry; electrolytes for electronic, wear protection, and decorative applications; platinum equipment for the production of glass and platinum gauzes for fertilizer production, as well as systems for the abatement of nitrous oxide; brazing and other specialty materials for use in the electrical, automotive, and construction areas, and applications that include production of rubber and ceramics. Its Recycling segment recovers precious and other non-ferrous metals from complex industrial intermediate materials, precious metals-bearing scrap from electronic, and catalytic applications; leases, hedges, and delivers precious metals; recycles end-of-life rechargeable batteries; and produces semi-finished precious metals-based products for jewelry and industrial applications, as well as recycles scrap and residues from the jewelry industry. The company was formerly known as Union Minière du Haut Katanga and changed its name to Umicore S.A. in 2001. Umicore S.A. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

10,368 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/6/15
Founded in 1906

umicore (UMICF) Top Compensated Officers

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Total Annual Compensation: €1.1M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

umicore (UMICF) Key Developments

Umicore Announces Retirement of Directors

Umicore proposed to approve the retirement of 3 longserving Directors of company, Arnoud de Pret, ErnstUwe Bufe and Isabelle Bouillot. After a thorough process led by the Umicore Nomination Committee, three new candidates are proposed and will be presented for approval at the ordinary shareholders meeting.

Umicore S.A. to Report Fiscal Year 2014 Final Results on Mar 27, 2015

Umicore S.A. announced that they will report fiscal year 2014 final results on Mar 27, 2015

Umicore S.A. Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Half and Year Ended Dec. 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year of 2015

Umicore S.A. reported consolidated earnings results for the second half and year ended Dec. 31, 2014. For the second half, the company reported turnover of EUR 4,473.1 million compared to EUR 4,429.3 million a year ago. Recurring EBITDA was EUR 221 million compared to EUR 222.3 million a year ago. Recurring EBIT was EUR 135.3 million compared to EUR 141 million a year ago. Total EBIT was EUR 124 million compared to EUR 126 million a year ago. Capital expenditure was EUR 130.2 million compared to EUR 168 million a year ago. Net cash flow before financing was EUR 21.3 million compared to EUR 80.5 million a year ago. ROCE was 11.9% compared to 12.6% a year ago. Recurring EPS was EUR 0.92 compared to EUR 0.93 a year ago. Diluted EPS was EUR 0.83 compared to EUR 0.81 a year ago. Net cash flow before financing, basic per share was EUR 0.20 compared to EUR 0.73 a year ago. Net profit was EUR 89.9 million against EUR 89.1 million a year ago. For the year, the company reported turnover of EUR 8,828.5 million compared to EUR 9,819.3 million a year ago. Income from operating activities was EUR 228 million compared to EUR 260.5 million a year ago. Profit before income tax was EUR 224.6 million compared to EUR 237.2 million a year ago. Net profit of the period was EUR 179.0 million compared to EUR 170.6 million a year ago. Profit of the period of which group share was EUR 170.6 million compared to EUR 179 million a year ago. Total diluted earnings per share were EUR 1.57 compared to EUR 1.60 a year ago. Net operating cash flow was EUR 402.5 million compared to EUR 500.8 million a year ago. Acquisition of property, plant and equipment was EUR 190.8 million compared to EUR 266.7 million a year ago. Acquisition of intangible assets was EUR 24.3 million compared to EUR 27 million a year ago. Recurring EBITDA was EUR 442.2 million compared to EUR 462.6 million a year ago. Recurring EBIT was EUR 273.7 million compared to EUR 304 million a year ago. Total EBIT was EUR 249.3 million compared to EUR 260 million a year ago. ROCE was 12.2% compared to 13.6% a year ago. Recurring EPS was EUR 1.79 compared to EUR 1.96 a year ago. Net cash flow before financing, basic per share was EUR 1.29 compared to EUR 1.67 a year ago. Net financial debt at 31 December 2014 amounted to EUR 298.3 million up from EUR 215 million at the start of the year. Recurring EBIT was down 10% due mainly to the impact of lower metal prices and currency headwinds. Recurring EBIT was down in Recycling while it increased in the other segments. Growth investments are on track and capital expenditures totalled EUR 202 million. The company expects profitability to improve in 2015 driven by further growth in Catalysis and Energy Materials in particular.


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