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Decorative Paints
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Strong brands from our portfolio

Decorative Paints – Strong brands from our portfolio (photo)

Key developments and deliverables 2009

  • Revenue: €4.7 billion, down 7 percent
  • EBITDA of €492 million, down 18 percent
  • More than 35 percent of revenue from high growth markets
  • Largest global supplier of decorative paints
  • Global portfolio of strong and leading brands
  • More than 1,200 managers participated in a major leadership program
  • Integration and restructuring continued to streamline portfolio

Key figures in € millions

 

 

 

 

2008

2009

 

 

 

Revenue

5,006

4,677

EBITDA

598

492

EBITDA margin (as a % of revenue)

11.9

10.5

EBIT

401

302

EBIT margin (as a % of revenue)

8.0

6.5

Operating income/(loss)

(669)

137

Employees by region at year-end

 

 

 

 

2008

2009

 

 

 

US and Canada

5,700

5,200

Latin America

1,900

1,700

China

700

1,200

Other Asian countries

2,600

2,200

The Netherlands

1,100

1,000

Germany

1,700

1,600

Sweden

600

600

UK

2,300

2,200

Other European countries

5,700

5,400

Other regions

1,300

1,100

 

 

 

Total

23,600

22,200

Revenue breakdown by business unit
in %
Decorative Paints – Revenue breakdown by business unit in % (pie chart)
Product: Eco-premium solutions
as % of sales
Decorative Paints – Product: Eco-premium solutions as % of sales (bar chart)

Key value chains with carbon
footprint assessment

Decorative Paints – Key value chains with carbon footprint assessment (bar chart)
Geo-mix revenue by destination
Decorative Paints – Geo-mix revenue by destination (map)
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