At a glance

Royal DSM is a global purpose-led, science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. With its products and solutions DSM addresses some of the world’s biggest challenges whilst creating simultaneously economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders; customers, employees, shareholders, and society-at-large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

A broad, global nutrition business and a focused, high-quality, specialty materials portfolio

~€10b
Sales per year

~70%
In nutrition

~20%
Sales from innovation

~23,000
Employees

Nutrition

We provide nutritional solutions for animal health and human well-being, serving the global feed, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, infant nutrition, dietary supplements and personal care industries.

2018
Sales: ↑€2,749 (2017: €2,660)
Organic Growth: ↑8%
Volume Growth: ↑4% 
Price Growth: ↑4% 

2018
Sales: ↑€1,989 (2017: €1,939)
Organic Growth: ↑7%
Volume Growth: ↑4%
Price Growth: ↑4%

2018
Sales: ↓ €490 (2017: €541)
Sales: ↓ 9%
Organic Growth: ↑1%

2018
Sales: ↑€382 (2017: €353)
Sales: ↑8%
Organic Growth: ↑11%

Sales1
€5,722m

Adjusted EBITDA1
€1,117M

Adjusted EBITDA Margin1
19.5%

1) Underlying business, net of temporary vitamin effect

Materials

Advanced and high-performance materials for the electrical & electronics, automotive, packaging, consumer goods, life protection, transportation and telecom industries.

2018
Sales: ↑€1,516 (2017: €1,448)
Organic Growth: ↑7%

2018
Sales: ↑€344 (2017: €332)
Organic Growth: ↑6%

2018
Sales: ↑€1,053 (2017: €1,045)
Organic Growth: ↑2%

Sales
€2,913M

Adjusted EBITDA
€512M

Adjusted EBITDA Margin
17.6%

Key facts 2018

We're a global leader in nutrition, active over full value chains serving local markets in 60 countries. Our unique and diverse portfolio combined with transformatinal capability enable us to the capability to respond to market needs, communities and people.
 

People 2018

Workforce

20,977

Year end 2018, excl. affiliates (~23,000 incl. affiliates)

Engagement

76%

Employee engagement favorable score (75% in 2017)

Gender ratio

28/72

Female/male ratio (27/73 in 2017)

Safety

0.33

Frequency Index of Recordable Injuries per 100 employees & contractors (0.36 in 2017)

Female exec.

19%

Female executives (17% in 2017)

Planet 2018

Greenhouse gasses

33%

GHG efficiency improvement v. 2008 baseline (2017: 26%)

Renewable Electricity

41%

Purchased electricity from renewable sources (21% in 2017)

Energy Efficiency

5.1%

Energy efficiency improvement v. 2015 baseline (2017: 3.8%)

Water Consumption

22

Water consumption in million m3 (2017: 23)

Innovation Sales

19%

Innovation sales (ambition ~20%)

Profit 2018

Net
Sales1

€8,852M

2017: €8,632

Adjusted EBITDA1

€1,532M

2017: €1,445

Adj EBITDA
Growth1

+6%

2017: 26%

ROCE
Growth1

+100

in bps

ROCE1
%

13.3%

2017: 12.3%

Cash
Provided1

€1,126M

2017: €996m

Net
Debt

€113M

2017: €742m

Net
Profit

1,077M

2017: €1,781m

Net
Earnings2

€6.10

2017: €10.073

Proposed Dividend4

€2.30

2017: €1.85

1) Excluding temporary vitamin effect
2) Including temporary vitamin effect
3) Including gain of €1,250 million on Patheon disposal
4) Subject to approval by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

Leadership team

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  • Why invest in DSM

    DSM is positioned to drive continued above market organic growth and deliver further improvement in profitability, shareholder return and sustainability as we execute Strategy 2021.

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