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The fragrance company says developing markets now account for 43% of its sales.
The company still faces weakness in fragrance ingredients and challenges in Western Europe.
The company's profits were up in both its flavor and fragrance divisions.
Sales rose 4%, and EBITDA margin is 20.1%
Raw material costs continue to impact results
Fine fragrances and consumer products see big sales increases in first quarter for the Swiss fragrance company.
Modest sales increases and lower costs help Symrise ride out tough economy.
The company's group sales totaled CHF3,915 million, but the strengthening of the Swiss franc and increasing raw materials costs affected overall income and revenue.
The company's flavor business helps it achieve full year 2011 revenue of $2.8 billion, despite decreases in its fragrance business.
With growth carried primarily by its flavor division, the company's fragrance division's sales did decline though the company saw growth in menthol, oral care and aroma molecules.