Financial

  • Suominen’s profits up nearly 50%

    March 9, 2015
    For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014, Suominen’s net sales rose 16.6% to $118.9 million (€104.8 million). Operating profit, excluding non-recurring items, increased by 49.3% to $7 million (€6.2 million). Full year net sales…


  • Net sales up for Ahlstrom

    March 9, 2015
    Ahlstrom reported net sales of $279 million (€247 million) for the fourth quarter of 2014, up from $275 million (€243.4 million) during the same period a year prior. Operating profit/loss excluding non-recurring items was -$2 million (&euro…


  • Record Sales for Domtar’s European Personal Care Segment

    March 9, 2015
    Domtar Corporation reported net earnings of $71 million for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to $281 million for the third quarter of 2014 and net earnings of $65 million for the fourth quarter of 2013. Sales for the fourth quarter of 2014 were $1…


  • Glatfelter’s Airlaid Business Drops Slightly

    March 9, 2015
    Glatfelter reported fourth quarter 2014 adjusted earnings of $19.7 million compared with $15 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. On a GAAP basis, fourth quarter 2014 net income totaled $19.6 million compared with $16.5 million in the fourth quarte…


  • Sales, profits increase for SCA

    March 9, 2015
    For the full year ended December 31, 2014, SCA’s net sales rose 12% (10% excluding exchange rate effects and divestments) to $12.6 billion (SEK 104.1 billion). Organic sales growth, which excludes exchange rate effects, acquisitions and divestm…


  • P&G reports 4% drop in net sales

    March 9, 2015
    Procter & Gamble reported second quarter fiscal year 2015 core earnings per share of $1.06 versus $1.15 the prior year. On a currency-neutral basis, core earnings per share increased 6%. Diluted net earnings per share were 82 cents including non-…


  • K-C Reports Lower Diaper Volumes

    March 9, 2015
    Kimberly-Clark released its year-end 2014 results and 2015 outlook. For the full year, sales of $19.7 billion increased 1% compared to the year-ago period. Organic sales rose 4%, with volumes and net selling prices each up 2%. Within K-C’s per…


  • Indorama Ventures sees strong first half growth

    August 20, 2014
    Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), the world’s leading vertically integrated polyester value chain producer, saw total revenues of THB 125.7 billion ($3.9 billion) in the first half of 2014, an impressive 12% rise over the same per…


  • Ahlstrom’s sales shrink, but profit is up

    August 20, 2014
    Ahlstrom’s sales dropped in the second quarter 4.5 percent to €253 million ($338mn), down from €265 million ($354mn) in the same period last year. However operating profit grew to €9.6 million ($12.8mn) from €6.4 million ($8…


  • Dresden acquisition pumps Glatfelter’s 2Q sales

    August 20, 2014
    Glatfelter’s three business segments—composite fibers, advanced airlay materials and specialty paper—reported sales of $445.3 million in the second quarter of 2014, a 4.5 percent increase compared with $426 million in the second qua…


  • K-C’s sale rise slightly

    August 20, 2014
    Across its four business segments—personal care, consumer tissue, K-C Professional and health care—Kimberly-Clark reported sales of $5.3 billion in the second quarter of 2014, which was up just 1 percent compared to the year-ago period. A…


  • Acquisitions boost PGI’s sales, profit

    August 20, 2014
    PGI’s net sales were $439.9 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared with $291.5 million for the second quarter of 2013. The increase in net sales was primarily driven by an increase in overall volumes. Net sales in Asia increased 8.8%,…


  • Domtar reports results

    May 21, 2014
    Domtar Corporation reported net earnings of $39 million for the first quarter of 2014 compared to net earnings of $65 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 and net earnings of $45 million for the first quarter of 2013. Sales for the first quarter of…


  • PGI reports first quarter gains

    May 21, 2014
    Nets sales for the first quarter increased 47% to $422 million at Polymer Group Inc., thanks largely to the integration of Fiberweb, a company acquired in late 2013 as well as the contribution of a new Asian line. Without the Fiberweb acquisition, s…


  • Ahlstrom improves profitability

    May 21, 2014
    Ahlstrom has reported an improvement in profitability during the first quarter of January 2014. Sales decreased slightly from €255 million ($350 million) to €249.2 million ($342 million) while operating profit excluding non-recurring items…