Brenntag’s growth strategy pays off

Brenntag’s growth strategy pays off and allows for record results and a dividend of EUR 2.00 per share for financial year 2011

  • Operating EBITDA grew by 12.2% year-on-year (based on constant exchange rates) to EUR 660.9 million
  • At constant exchange rates, sales grew by 15.4% to EUR 8,679.3 million and gross profit grew by 10.0% to EUR 1,768.0 million
  • Profit after tax exceeded previous year by more than 90% and reached EUR 279.3 million
  • Earnings per share increased by 84% to EUR 5.39 per share, allowing for dividend payment proposal of EUR 2.00 per share
  • All regions contributed to the positive development
  • Outlook 2012: growth expected for all relevant earnings parameters

Brenntag (WKN A1DAHH), the global market leader in chemical distribution, remains on its growth path and shows record results for the financial year 2011. Brenntag was able to achieve strong growth rates in all key performance indicators. Drivers were the organic growth of the operating business, increased efficiencies, an improved financing mix as well as the earnings contribution of acquisitions. A strong free cash flow supports further internal and external growth as well as dividend payment.