Welcome to LANXESS Annual Report 2012!

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LANXESS Overview

With innovative premium products, first-class technical expertise and inventiveness, LANXESS contributes to its customers’ success around the globe. We are a specialty chemicals company with businesses that hold leading market positions worldwide. Resource efficiency and environmentally friendly solutions form the key to our sustainable growth.

In 2012 we set a further mid-term earnings target. Building on our established strategy combining organic and external growth, we aim to raise our key financial indicator – EBITDA pre exceptionals – to €1.8 billion by 2018. To this end, we are systematically aligning our product portfolio to four of the main global megatrends and expanding our local presence in growth regions.

Key Data
             
€ million Q4 2011 Q4 2012 Change % 2011 2012 Change %
             
Sales 2,123 2,123 0.0 8,775 9,094 3.6
EBITDA pre exceptionals 174 239 37.4 1,146 1,225 6.9
EBITDA margin pre exceptionals 8.2% 11.3%   13.1% 13.5%  
EBITDA 144 228 58.3 1,101 1,188 7.9
Operating result (EBIT) pre exceptionals 87 137 57.5 826 849 2.8
Operating result (EBIT) 52 126 >100 776 810 4.4
EBIT margin 2.4% 5.9%   8.8% 8.9%  
Net income 5 51 >100 506 514 1.6
Earnings per share (€) 0.06 0.62 >100 6.08 6.18 1.6
Dividend per share (€)       0.85 1.00 17.6
ROCE       17.2% 15.6%  
             
Cash flow from operating activities 261 414 58.6 672 838 24.7
Depreciation and amortization 92 102 10.9 325 378 16.3
Cash outflows for capital expenditures 354 315 (11.0) 679 696 2.5
             
Total assets       6,878 7,519 9.3
Equity (including non-controlling interests)       2,074 2,331 12.4
Equity ratio       30.2% 31.0%  
Pension provisions       679 892 31.4
Net financial liabilities       1,515 1,483 (2.1)
             
Employees (as of December 31)       16,390 17,177 4.8
Personnel expenses (€ million)       1,244 1,392 11.9
Work-related injuries resulting in at least 1 day’s absence (per million hours worked)       2.7 3.4  
             
Energy consumption (petajoules)       54.51) 56.0 2.8
Total water consumption (in million cubic meters)       292 309 5.8
Emissions of greenhouse gases (CO2 equivalents in thousand tons)       1,9371) 1,913 (1.2)
Emissions of volatile organic compounds (in thousand tons)       7.8 7.6 (2.6)
Total waste (in thousand tons)       267 283 6.0
Total wastewater (in million cubic meters)       33 34 3.0
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Sales by Region
Chart: Sales by Region
Employees by Region (as of December 31)
Chart: Employees by Region (as of December 31)

This annual report contains forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by LANXESS AG management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

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