Annual Report 2013

Highlights

Sales growth

+2.7 %


organic sales growthorganic sales growth
Growth in revenues after adjusting for effects arising from acquisitions, divestments and foreign exchange differences – i.e. “top line” growth generated from within.



Adjusted1 operating profit

1,370 million euros


adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT):
up 9.9 percent

Adjusted1 return on sales

16.9 %


adjusted1 return on sales (EBIT)return on sales (EBIT)
Operating business metric derived from the ratio of EBIT to revenues. Also known as EBIT margin.
:
up 1.8 percentage points

Loctite MAX 2

Loctite MAX 2

The matrix resin Loctite MAX 2 is designed for the series production of fiber-reinforced, lightweight components in automotive construction. In cooperation with automotive supplier Benteler-SGL, Henkel has developed a process for the large-scale manufacture of fiberglass-reinforced leaf springs that weigh up to 65 percent less than steel leaf springs.

www.henkel.com/automotive

Ceresit Impactum

Ceresit Impactum

Ceresit Impactum is an innovative external thermal insulation composite system. As a facade product, it offers exceptional resistance, excellent insulation, and high flexibility, leading to a substantial reduction in energy consumption, and maintenance and repair costs.

www.ceresit-impactum.com

Loctite UF3808

Loctite UF3808

The halogen-free underfill Loctite UF3808 provides exceptional impact and shock protection for electronic components. It cures quickly at low temperatures, reducing stress on other components. The material’s mechanical properties ensure protection for solder joints even under changing temperatures.

www.henkel.com/electronics

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Adjusted for one-time charges/gains and restructuring charges.