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DSM's net profit falls 13% in the first quarter as performance materials sales decline

May 2, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

DSM's core net profit fell 13.4%, to €129 million ($170 million) during the first quarter of 2013, compared with the same period last year when it stood at €149 million, the company announced today. Ebitda, meanwhile, rose by 1.6% from €306 million during the first quarter of 2012, to €311 million in the latest reporting period. Net sales also increased by about 4%, to €2.38 billion during the first quarter of 2013, from €2.29 billion in the same period the year before. Life sciences delivered the company's growth once again, driven...

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