Here you will find the all news for Eckart and our subsidiary companies for the year 2008.
Due to the drastic development of the copper price in the last few weeks Eckart will adjust the metal surcharges exceptionally effective 01.12.2008.
Today SKion GmbH informed us about their decision to make an offer for the acquisition of shares in ALTANA AG.
The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA AG increased sales and operating earnings in the first three quarters of 2008 compared to the same period last year.
Sales: plus 7 percent, Earnings (EBITDA): plus 18 percent, Outlook revised and increased
ECKART is pleased to announce the completion of its first production facility in Asia, located in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.
After having received the approval by the German antitrust authorities, ALTANA AG now completes the acquisition of the effect pigments business of the American company United States Bronze Powders Inc. (USBP) with immediate effect.
As announced in our last press release dated June 25, 2008 Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis.
The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA has signed a contract to acquire the effect pigment business of the American company United States Bronze Powders Inc. (USBP). In 2007, USBP achieved sales of approximately $8 million in this business area.
Sales: +7 percent, Earnings (EBITDA): +22 percent, Optimistic outlook is updated
Sales: up 2 percent (4 percent operating growth), EBITDA: up 13 percent; EBITDA margin at high level, Burdens due to exchange rate effects
As already announced ECKART 's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis.
Regular dividend of €0.25 , Special dividend of €0.26, Payout ratio of 33%, Total dividend payment of just under €70 million
Sales: plus 3 percent (operating growth: plus 5 percent), EBITDA: plus 16 percent, Positive earnings outlook confirmed
- Sales: +7 percent
- Earnings (EBITDA): +23 percent
- Optimistic outlook for 2007
ALTANA seeks delisting in the U.S.
As already announced in our last press release dated December 20, 2007 Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis.
- Dynamic growth in sales and earnings
- Dividend proposal: €0.25 per share
- Special dividend: €0.26 per share
- Positive outlook for the business year 2008
Excellent start as pure specialty chemicals company
Sales: €1,380 million (+ 7%)
EBITDA: €248 million (+ 33%)
Due to the increased costs of energy, raw materials and transportation Eckart will increase prices ...