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Clariant generated double-digit sales and EBITDA growth in Q3 2022

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  • Q3 2022: Sales increased by 27 % in local currency to CHF 1.312 billion, supported by both pricing and volume growth, EBITDA margin increased to 16.8 % versus 15.5 %
  • 9M 2022: Sales increased by 29 % in local currency to CHF 3.875 billion, EBITDA margin increased to 16.9 % versus 16.2 %
  • Clariant signs definitive agreement to sell North American Land Oil business
  • Full Year 2022 Outlook: Strong local currency growth for the Group to around CHF 5.1 billion, with the confirmed aim to improve the year-on-year underlying Group EBITDA margin level. Full year 2022 reported Group EBITDA margin will be impacted by restructuring charges in Q4 2022 related to the implementation of the new operating model

“Our performance in the third quarter was, as anticipated, fueled by sustained pricing amidst a moderate sequential decline in raw material costs, combined with renewed momentum in Catalysis, most specifically within the Petrochemicals segment. As signaled previously, we see demand declining in some segments, most notably in Europe in response to the weakening economic environment, yet we nevertheless increased sales and profitability significantly in the third quarter. Further, we announced today the divestment of our North American Land Oil business in a further move to focus our business on true specialty chemicals and to improve our sustainability profile. I would like to thank all my colleagues for their hard work and for the excellent results we achieved in a very challenging environment,” said Conrad Keijzer, Chief Executive Officer of Clariant.

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Clariant published its Third Quarter / Nine Month Figures 2022 on 27 October 2022.

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Clariant delivered strong sales growth and record H1 EBITDA margin

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  • Q2 2022: Sales from continuing operations grew by 29 % in local currency to CHF 1.301 billion, underpinned by strong pricing and volume expansion
  • Q2 2022: EBITDA margin increased to 16.6 % from 15.8 %, supported by operating leverage from strong sales growth, fully compensating raw material, energy, and logistics cost inflation
  • H1 2022: Sales from continuing operations increased by 29 % in local currency to CHF 2.563 billion
  • H1 2022: EBITDA margin increased to 17.0 % from 16.5 % – a record first half year EBITDA margin
  • Full Year 2022 Outlook: Strong local currency growth for the Group to around CHF 5.0 billion with the aim to improve the year-on-year Group EBITDA margin

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Clariant published its First Quarter Figures 2022 on 28 July 2022. 

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Clariant reports markedly stronger sales growth and EBITDA expansion in Q1 2022

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  • First quarter 2022 sales from continuing operations increased by 30 % in local currency and 26 % in Swiss francs to CHF 1.262 billion – pricing contributed 16 % to the strong top-line growth
  • Continuing operations EBITDA was up 27 % to CHF 220 million
  • EBITDA margin increased to 17.4 % from 17.3 % in the first quarter of 2021
  • First quarter performance underlines the ability to achieve mid-term targets
  • Outlook 2022: Strong local currency growth for the Group with the aim to improve
    year-on-year Group EBITDA margin level in a challenging geopolitical environment

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Clariant published its First Quarter Figures 2022 on 15 June 2022. 

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Clariant delivered strong growth in Q4 2021 and record profitability in FY 2021

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  • Independent investigation concluded – Full Year 2020 (restated) and 2021 audited
  • Fourth Quarter 2021: Sales from continuing operations grew by 23 % in local currency to CHF 1.242 billion driven by strong pricing and volume expansion
  • Fourth Quarter 2021: EBITDA margin increased to 16.3 % from 16.1 % supported by operating leverage and continued higher pricing, which diminished ongoing raw material, energy, and logistics cost inflation
  • Full Year 2021: Sales from continuing operations increased by 15 % in local currency to CHF 4.372 billion
  • Full Year 2021: EBITDA margin increased to 16.2 % from 15.5 % in a supportive demand environment – highest EBITDA margin since 1999
  • Full Year 2021: Net result for total Group at CHF 373 million
  • Full Year 2021: Strong operating cash flow of CHF 363 million despite higher growthrelated net working capital and restructuring cash-out
  • Distribution of CHF 0.40 per share proposed to AGM on 24 June 2022
  • Outlook 2022: Strong local currency growth for the Group with the aim to improve year-on-year Group EBITDA margin level in a challenging geopolitical environment

“Clariant concluded the independent investigation and today presented its audited full year 2021 financials. We are pleased to announce markedly higher organic sales growth and a record profitability level in 2021 which is also well above 2019 pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels. We were able to successfully manage the challenges from unprecedented developments in raw materials, as well as energy and logistics cost. These results positively reflect the attractiveness of the Group’s higher-value specialty portfolio and provide tangible proof of the continued effective execution of cost discipline and our performance improvement programs,” said Conrad Keijzer, CEO of Clariant. “In 2022, we will continue to execute Clariant’s strategy to deliver profitable growth, guided by our new purpose: Greater Chemistry – between people and planet. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our people for their dedication and hard work, which is reflected by these strong 2021 results, as well as our customers and suppliers for placing their trust in Clariant.”

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Clariant published its Fourth Quarter / Full Year Results 2021 on 19 May 2022. 

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Clariant significantly increased profitability in the third quarter of 2021 on the back of double-digit sales growth

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  • Third quarter 2021 sales from continuing operations increased by 23 % in local currency to CHF 1.096 billion
  • Third quarter continuing operations EBITDA at CHF 180 million
  • Third quarter 2021 EBITDA margin increased to 16.4 % versus 14.2 % in the third quarter of 2020
  • Outlook 2021: increased local currency sales growth of 9 % – 11 % and a confirmed EBITDA margin range of 16.0 % – 17.0 %

“In the third quarter of 2021, Clariant delivered particularly high year-on-year revenue growth and also successfully increased performance. The completed construction of our first commercial sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant represents a major milestone for Clariant and is a further key proof point of our ambitious growth strategy,” said Conrad Keijzer, CEO of Clariant. “Clariant’s ability to clearly increase the profitability level was attributable to strong growth in our relevant end markets and our ability to partially offset the effects of raw material cost inflation, logistics challenges and rising energy cost through strong pricing. Our full year 2021 outlook remains positive. Based on the strong performance in the first nine months, we are increasing our full year local currency sales growth expectation and continue to forecast a step up in EBITDA margins to above pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels.”

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Clariant published its Third Quarter / Nine Month Figures 2021 on 28 October 2021. 

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Clariant significantly increased profitability in the second quarter of 2021 on the back of double-digit sales growth

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  • Second quarter 2021 sales from continuing operations increased by 12 % in local currency to CHF 1.032 billion
  • Second quarter 2021 EBITDA margin significantly augmented to 16.8 % versus 14.6 % in the second quarter of 2020
  • First half year 2021 net result for the total Group rose to CHF 157 million
  • First half year 2021 operating cash flow at CHF 15 million
  • Outlook 2021 increased: local currency sales growth of 7 % – 9 % and a step up in EBITDA margin to 16.0 % – 17.0 %

“In the second quarter of 2021, Clariant delivered strong year-on-year revenue increases and significantly improved its performance. Signing definitive agreements to sell our Pigments business has been a critical step towards the completion of our portfolio transformation program,” said Conrad Keijzer, CEO of Clariant. “Clariant’s ability to exceed the profitability level achieved in 2019 was attributable to the broad demand recovery in our markets and due to our ability to mitigate raw material cost inflation while meeting the challenges created by wide-ranging logistics bottlenecks. Our attractive specialty chemicals portfolio, together with the continued effective execution of our efficiency improvement programs, enabled this success. In 2021, we aim to continue to improve our performance and expect Clariant to achieve strong sales growth in local currency and a step up in EBITDA margins to above pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels.”

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Clariant published its Second Quarter / First Half Year Results 2021 on 29 July 2021. 

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Clariant returns to profitable growth, increasing both sales and profitability in the first quarter of 2021

  • Sales from continuing operations increased by 2 % in local currency to CHF 1.002 billion, reflecting a broad recovery in our markets
  • EBITDA of CHF 164 million rose by 4 % in Swiss francs, generating a notably improved EBITDA margin at 16.4 % (vs. 15.4 %)
  • Pricing actions have been initiated to offset rising raw material and logistics cost
  • Outlook 2021 Continuing Operations: moderate local currency sales growth and a step up in EBITDA margin to slightly above pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels

“The first quarter of 2021 demonstrated both Clariant’s return to growth as well as a sequential improvement in the Group’s performance. This progression was achieved through our portfolio of attractive businesses and the disciplined execution of our strategy and performance improvement programs,” said Conrad Keijzer, CEO of Clariant. “I would like to thank our teams for effectively mastering the current challenges amidst the continued COVID-19 pandemic; rising raw material cost as well as disruptions in supply chains. In 2021, we strive to make an important step up in our performance and expect Clariant to achieve moderate sales growth in local currency and a recovery in EBITDA margins to slightly above pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels. With our partnership with India Glycols Limited for green surfactants, we continue to advance our portfolio transformation toward a higher specialty value business.”

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Clariant published its First Quarter 2021 Results on 29 April 2021. 

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