Financial results

2020 Half year results
Strong financial performance – 2020 guidance confirmed

Givaudan Group sales for the first six months of the year were CHF 3,221 million, an increase of 4.0% on a like-for-like¹ basis and 4.1% in Swiss francs.

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Group
4.0%
sales growth
LFL¹
Flavours
3.6%
sales growth
LFL¹
Fragrances
4.5%
sales growth
LFL¹
 
¹ Like-for-like (LFL) is defined as: (a) sales calculated using the invoicing exchange rates of the prior year, and (b) excluding sales of businesses acquired from the acquisition date until the period end date, up to 12 months from the acquisition date.

2019 Full year results
Excellent financial performance – fully on track to deliver 2020 guidance

Givaudan Group full year sales were CHF 6,203 million, an increase of 5.8% on a like-for-like¹ basis and 12.2% in Swiss francs when compared to 2018.

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Group
5.8%
sales growth
LFL¹
Flavours
4.5%
sales growth
LFL¹
Fragrances
7.3%
sales growth
LFL¹
 
¹ Like-for-like (LFL) is defined as: (a) sales calculated using the invoicing exchange rates of the prior year, and (b) excluding sales of businesses acquired from the acquisition date until the period end date, up to 12 months from the acquisition date.

2020 Outlook
Further value through profitable, responsible growth is expected

We remain focused on continuing to deliver on our 2020 strategy, being mindful of the shifting market environment and maintaining our customer-focused mindset.

Building on the first three years of our strategic cycle, we are making strong operational progress against all areas of our three strategic pillars of ‘Growing with our customers’; ‘Delivering with excellence’; and ‘Partnering for shared success’.

We aim to outpace the market with 4-5% sales growth and 12-17% free cash flow of sales, averages over the five year period of our strategy cycle.

We expect to maintain our current dividend practice. 

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