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DSM's fourth-quarter net profit down 75% despite higher sales

February 20, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

DSM's fourth-quarter 2012 net profit fell by 75%, to €21 million ($28 million), compared with the €85 million reported in the fourth quarter a year earlier, the company said today. Ebitda was also down 17%,  to €243 million. Net sales went up marginally from €2.23 billion during the last quarter of 2011, to €2.27 billion during the same period last year—about a 2% increase. In DSM's life sciences division, the nutrition business contributed just over 40% of total sales, reporting €923 million, compared with €865...

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