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Raw Material Costs Weigh on Altana's Profits

6:32 AM MDT | March 21, 2012 | Ian Young

Specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany) reported a 2% decrease in 2011 Ebitda, to €308 million on sales up 5%, to €1.6 billion. Full-year Ebit declined 6%, to €217 million. Fourth-quarter figures were not disclosed. Altana achieved a second successive year of record sales in 2011, but the company's performance contrasted sharply between the first and second half of the year. Sales increased at double-digit percentage rates in the first half but there was "declining sales momentum" in the second half, reflecting the slowdown in...

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