Geneva, Switzerland, May 2nd, 2023 -
Firmenich International SA ("Firmenich") is announcing its third quarter results for the three months ended 31 March 2023. This announcement is being issued in connection with the planned merger with DSM.
Third Quarter Financial Year 2023 Performance
In the three months ended 31 March 2023, Firmenich generated Revenue of CHF 1,234 million, an increase of 5.4% at constant currency1, driven by a strong contribution of pricing, partially offset by foreign exchange headwinds. This reflects an increase of +2.1% versus the same quarter of the prior year on a reported basis.
Firmenich generated an Adjusted EBITDA2 of CHF 242 million in the three months ended 31 March 2023, an increase of 14.4% at constant currency1. This reflects an increase of +2.2% versus the same quarter of the prior year on a reported basis.
Adjusted EBITDA margin for the three months ended 31 March 2023 was 19.6% of Revenue, despite a negative impact of approximately 170 basis points from foreign exchange headwinds in comparison to the same quarter of the prior year, showing a 160 basis points margin expansion over the 18.0% margin generated in the first half of financial year 2023.
Firmenich has continued to experience solid end-market demand over the third quarter of FY 2023 and has continued to implement price actions across its segments to recoup the impact of raw material costs and other inflationary pressures.
Year To Date Financial Year 2023 Performance
In the nine months ended 31 March 2023, Firmenich generated Revenue of CHF 3,674 million, an increase of 9.3% at constant currency1. This reflects an increase of +6.5% versus the same period of the prior year on a reported basis.
Firmenich generated an Adjusted EBITDA2 of CHF 682 million in the nine months ended 31 March 2023, an increase of 9.7% at constant currency1. This reflects a decrease of 2.2% versus the same period of the prior year on a reported basis.
Adjusted EBITDA margin for the nine months ended 31 March 2023 was 18.6% of Revenue, despite a negative impact of approximately 170 basis points from foreign exchange headwinds in comparison to the same period of the prior year.
This document and the related results contain forward-looking statements related to Firmenich and its future business and financial performance and future events or developments, including statements regarding: trends; exchange rates; plans, strategies and objectives of management; anticipated production; capital costs and scheduling; operating costs and supply chain issues; provisions and contingent liabilities; tax and regulatory developments. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as ‘intend’, ‘aim’, ‘project’, ‘anticipate’, ‘estimate’, ‘plan’, ‘believe’, ‘expect’, ‘may’, ‘should’, ‘will’, ‘continue’, ‘annualised’ or similar words. These statements discuss future expectations concerning the results of operations or financial condition, or provide other forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees, or predictions of future performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond Firmenich’s control, and which may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements contained in this presentation. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Other than in accordance with its legal or regulatory obligations, Firmenich does not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
Non-IFRS measures have not been subject to audit or review and should not be considered as an indication of, or alternative to, an IFRS measure of profitability, financial performance or liquidity. For further information on non-IFRS measures, see the report on alternative performance measures included in Firmenich's annual report for the year ended 30 June 2022.
The information was submitted for publication, through the contact persons set out below, at 7:00 CEST on 2 May 2023. Further information, is available on https://www.dsm-firmenich.com