Financial

  • 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…


  • Ontex reports quarter growth

    May 21, 2014
    Private label diaper market has reported its first quarter results during which the Belgium-based company has continued to demonstrate a strong performanceand continued growth. Sales increased 17.4% to €400.2 million ($619 million) during the qu…


  • Hartmann continues growth

    May 21, 2014
    The Hartmann Group continued its profitable growth in the first quarter of 2014, despite the strong price pressures from customers and the depreciation of many currencies against the euro. The Heidenheim-based medical device manufacturer increased wo…


  • P&G reports flat sales

    May 21, 2014
    Procter & Gamble reported its January-March sales were unchanged at $20.6 billion including a negative three percentage point impact from foreign exchange. Organic sales grew 3%, registering even or above year-ago levels in each reporting segment…


  • SCA reports increased sales

    May 21, 2014
    SCA reported sales rose 4% to SEK 24.2 billion ($3.6 billion) while operating profit rose 14% to SEK 2.6 billion ($396 million). According to the company, the comparison of the first quarter of 2014 with the corresponding period previous year was aff…


  • Glatfelter reports 12.5% sales growth

    May 21, 2014
    Glatfelter reported first quarter 2014 net income of $14.6 million, or 33 cents per diluted share, and adjusted earnings of $14.1 million, or 32 cents per diluted share compared to $15.6 million, or 36 cents per diluted share, and adjusted earnings w…


  • Suominen’s sales continue to rise

    May 21, 2014
    Sales at Suominen have increased 2.2% from €111.7 million ($153 million) to €114.2 million ($157 million) during the first quarter, the company has announced. Profit increased 4.2% to €7 million ($9.6 million). Highlights of the quarte…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • K-C reports flat sales

    October 22, 2013
    Organic sales increase 5%


  • P&G reports sales decrease

    December 6, 2012
    Procter & Gamble reported its first quarter sales were $20.7 billion, a 4% decrease compared to the prior year period. These results include a negative 6% impact from foreign exchange. The company continued to deliver broad-based organized sales…


  • K-C reports 3Q results

    December 6, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark reported third quarter net sales declined 3% to $5.2 billion while net income per share increased to $1.30 from $1.09. Organic sales increased 3% thanks to a good performance by K-C International as well as success in several new produ…


  • PGI posts volume increase

    December 6, 2012
    Polymer Group Inc. reported a 3.9% increase in sales volumes during the third quarter due largely to new capacity in the Americas and Asia combined with increased demand in healthcare and certain industrial markets. Lower sales prices, however, added…


  • Schouw & Co. sales and profit increase

    December 6, 2012
    Schouw & Co., parent to Fibertex Nonwovens and Fibertex Personal Care, reported sales increased 3% to DKK3.8 billion ($647 million) while profits before tax improved to DKK357 million. “In the third quarter, we succeeded in retaining the v…