Our quarterly results at a glance

Q3:

  • Revenue up 2 percent at €3.8 billion (2014: €3.7 billion), due to 4 percent favorable currency effects, offset by divestments and slightly lower volumes
  • Operating income up 30 percent at €436 million (2014: €335 million) reflecting the positive effects of process optimization, lower costs, reduced restructuring expenses and favorable currency developments
  • ROS improved to 11.6 percent (2014: 9.1 percent); ROI improved to 12.5 percent (2014: 10.5 percent)
  • Net income attributable to shareholders up 39 percent at €285 million (2014: €205 million)
  • Adjusted EPS increased 35 percent to €1.24 (2014: €0.92)
  • Net cash inflow from operating activities €583 million (2014: €489 million)
  • Interim dividend up 6 percent to €0.35 per share (2014: €0.33)

Outlook:

  • Market outlook is unchanged: positive trends in North America, no improvement for Europe overall as well as a challenging environment in some countries, including Russia, Brazil and China. Based on current rates, the positive impact of foreign currencies is expected to moderate in the 4th quarter
  • On track to deliver 2015 targets

AkzoNobel around the world
Revenue by destination

(44 percent in high growth markets)

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