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Lonza Struggles in the Face of Lower Demand (update)

5:16 AM MST | January 28, 2010 | Alex Scott

Fine chemicals group Lonza says its Ebitda for full year 2009 fell 4.8% to SF 658 million ($626 million) on corresponding sales down 8.4% to SF2.7 billion. The company says it experienced lower demand across all of its businesses. Despite “volatility” in the market Lonza secured a stable Ebitda margin of 24.5%. Although 2009 was a tough year, “all businesses are profitable and remain strategically sound,” the company says. Lonza's CEO Stefan Borgas in the past hour told journalists and anlaysts that although there remains volatility in the...

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