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Price Increases Boost Rhodia’s Net Profits

12:49 PM MST | November 10, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Rhodia posted a 24% increase in third-quarter net profits, to €56 million ($71 million), on a 6% hike in like-for-like sales, to €1.22 billion. Recurring Ebitda, before restructuring, and other operating income and expenses, decreased 3%, to €168 million. The rise in net profits reflects “another quarter of strong pricing power,” Rhodia says. The company increased prices by 14%, “fully offsetting record raw material and energy inflation, as well as a negative foreign exchange impact.” The company observed “the first...

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