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Wacker reports lower 2012 net income on polysilicon decline

12:10 PM MST | February 7, 2013

Wacker Chemie today reported a major decline in its full-year 2012 earnings and sales caused primarily by overcapacities in the photovoltaic industry. Group net income declined to €107 million ($144.9 million) from €356 million in 2011, according to preliminary figures released today. Sales in 2012 were almost 6% down, at €4.63 billion. The decline is due mainly to lower prices for polysilicon and semiconductor wafers, Wacker says. Ebitda was down 29%, to €787 million, according to preliminary figures. Wacker attributes the decline in earnings to...

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