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Sensient Technologies Reports Results for 2Q 2013



Published July 26, 2013
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Sensient Technologies reported diluted earnings per share of 65 cents in the second quarter which includes restructuring costs of 9 cents per share. As adjusted, to remove the impact of the restructuring costs, diluted earnings per share were 74 cents, an all-time quarterly record and an increase of 5.7% over the 70 cents reported in the second quarter of 2012.

Consolidated revenue reached a new quarterly record of $378.8 million compared to $367.8 million in the second quarter of 2012. Operating income was $48.7 million, as reported, and included $6.6 million of pre-tax restructuring costs. Adjusted operating income was $55.3 million compared to $54.3 million reported in the second quarter of 2012. Foreign currency translation did not have a significant impact on revenue or operating income in the second quarter.

Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $744.5 million, compared to $733.4 million reported in the first half of 2012. Diluted earnings per share, as reported, were $1.08, which includes restructuring costs of 28 cents. As adjusted, to remove the impact of the restructuring costs, diluted earnings per share were $1.36 compared to $1.28 reported in last year’s first half.

Cash provided by operating activities in the second quarter of 2013 was $44.5 million, an increase of 11% from the $40.1 million reported in the second quarter of 2012. For the first six months of 2013 cash provided by operating activities increased 43% to $70.0 million compared to $49.1 million in the first six months of 2012.

Earlier this year, the company announced that it was initiating a broad and strategic restructuring plan. The plan includes relocating the Flavors & Fragrances Group headquarters to Chicago, consolidating several operating facilities throughout Europe and North America, and reducing the company’s global headcount. The plan is progressing as scheduled and within the company’s original cost estimates.

“Sensient delivered solid results in the second quarter,” said Kenneth P. Manning, chairman and CEO of Sensient Technologies. “We continue to see opportunities for growth in all of our groups, and I remain very optimistic about the company’s future.”

The Color Group reported revenue of $126.6 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $129.2 million reported in the comparable period last year. Second quarter operating income increased 4.4% to an all-time quarterly high of $27.7 million from $26.6 million in the second quarter of 2012. Color Group operating margins increased 140 basis points to 21.9% in the second quarter. Strong performances in digital inks and cosmetics contributed to the record results.

The Flavors & Fragrances Group reported quarterly revenue of $227.9 million compared to the $218.9 million reported in the comparable period last year. Operating income was $32.6 million in the quarter compared to $33.5 million reported in last year’s second quarter. Second quarter results were impacted by higher raw material costs.

The Corporate & Other segment, which includes the company’s operations in Asia Pacific and China, and the flavor businesses in Central and South America, reported revenue of $38.8 million in the second quarter, an increase of 8.5% compared to $35.8 million reported in last year’s second quarter. Revenue growth, in local currency terms, was very strong throughout the Asia Pacific region.


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