Vitamin E Market Gives Royal DSM Earnings a Boost

Royal DSM NV, the largest vitamin maker in the world, reported first quarter earnings that beat estimates amid signs of a recovery in demand for health supplements. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization from continuing operations rose 19 percent to 296 million euros ($333 million), the Heerlen, Netherlands-based company said in a statement on Tuesday. Royal DSM CFO Geraldine Matchett goes through the numbers with Bloomberg's Anna Edwards on "Countdown."

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