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Wacker Chemie AG provides specialty chemical products worldwide. It operates through five divisions: WACKER SILICONES, WACKER POLYMERS, WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS, WACKER POLYSILICON, and Siltronic. The WACKER SILICONES division offers a portfolio of approximately 2,800 products ranging from silicone fluids and emulsions, resins, elastomers, and sealants, to silanes and pyrogenic silica grades, which are used as starting materials in the production of silicones. The WACKER POLYMERS division manufactures binders and polymeric additives, such as dispersible polymer powders and dispersions used in various industrial applications, or as base chemicals in paints, coatings, paper, and adhesives industries, as well as in the construction industry. The WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS division supplies customized biotech and catalog products for fine chemical sector, including pharmaceutical proteins, cyclodextrins, cysteine, polyvinyl acetate solid resins, organic intermediates, and acetylacetone. This division focuses on customer-specific solutions in the areas of food additives, pharmaceutical actives, and agrochemicals. The WACKER POLYSILICON division produces hyperpure polysilicon for the semiconductor, electronics, and solar sectors. The Siltronic division supplies silicon wafers for various semiconductor manufacturers that are used as raw materials for various semiconductor products, including discrete semiconductor components or microchips. The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

16,724 Employees
Last Reported Date: 10/30/14
Founded in 1914

wacker chemie ag (WCH) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Member...
Total Annual Compensation: €1.4M
Chief Financial Officer and Member of Executi...
Total Annual Compensation: €1.1M
Member of Executive Board
Total Annual Compensation: €1.1M
Member of the Executive Board
Total Annual Compensation: €682.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Wacker Chemie AG Presents at UBS European Conference 2014, Nov-12-2014

Wacker Chemie AG Presents at UBS European Conference 2014, Nov-12-2014 . Venue: London, United Kingdom. Speakers: Rudolf Staudigl, Chief Executive Officer, President and Member of Executive Board.

Wacker Chemie Reports Group Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2014

Wacker Chemie reported group earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. The company achieved a year-on-year increase in sales in the period July through September 2014. The Munich-based chemical company generated third-quarter sales of EUR 1,232.2 million compared to EUR 1,165.4 million a year ago, almost 6% more than a year earlier. All five business divisions contributed to this growth, and the Group as a whole almost matched its sales figure for the strong preceding quarter (EUR 1,242.3 million). WACKER's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) in the third quarter 2014 more than doubled relative to the year-earlier period, rising to EUR 347.5 million compared to EUR 167.9 million a year ago. The EBITDA margin rose accordingly to 28.2% from 14.4% in the third quarter of 2013. The Group's third-quarter earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were almost six times higher year on year, coming in at EUR 196.3 million compared to EUR 35.1 million a year ago. The corresponding EBIT margin was 15.9% against 3.0% a year ago. Net income for the quarter under review was EUR 119.0 million compared to EUR 5.4 million a year ago and earnings per share amounted to EUR 2.43 compared to EUR 0.09 a year ago. The Group's net cash flow in the third quarter of 2014 was EUR 178.4 million, compared with EUR 164.7 million a year ago, a year-on-year increase of around 8%. Capital expenditures were EUR 152.9 million against EUR 98.2 million a year ago. Group sales were up 6% over last year and at the level of the last quarter. Mainly growing shipments and product mix effects supported this performance. For the nine months, the company reported sales of EUR 3,631.9 million against EUR 3,392.0 million a year ago. EBITDA was EUR 862.2 million against EUR 520.6 million a year ago. EBIT was EUR 412.2 million against EUR 119.8 million a year ago. Income before taxes was EUR 349.8 million against EUR 60.7 million a year ago. Net income for the period was EUR 212.6 million or EUR 4.42 per share against EUR 25.6 million or EUR 0.45 per share a year ago. Net cash flow was EUR 332.5 million against EUR 190.8 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were EUR 343.2 million against EUR 350.7 million a year ago. Net financial debt as at September 30, 2014 was EUR 905.9 million against EUR 688.1 million as at September 30, 2013. The company presented a more specific full-year forecast, now expecting to post earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of around EUR 1 billion, compared with EUR 678.7 million in 2013. The company had previously assumed it would exceed its prior-year EBITDA figure by at least one-third. Full-year EBITDA margin is expected be over 20%. The company is still expecting to post a mid-single-digit percentage increase in Group sales compared to EUR 4.48 billion in 2013. The company's objective is to achieve a markedly positive net cash flow that, from the present standpoint, is expected to be around the prior-year level. Net financial debt will climb by about EUR 300 million. Group net income is expected to be much higher than last year. For the full year, the company now expect the tax rate of about 40%. Full year 2015 -- 2014 CapEx should reach about EUR 550 million, below depreciation of about EUR 600 million.

Wacker Chemie AG Unveils Two New Silicone Impregnants, WACKER HC 321 and WACKER HC 401

Wacker Chemie AG has unveiled two new silicone impregnants, WACKER HC 321 and WACKER HC 401. Both products allow manufacturers to formulate cleaning agents that lend a remarkably water-repellent surface to textiles and other substrates. An aqueous silicone emulsion, WACKER HC 321 has been developed for these kinds of household products, primarily as an agent for post-impregnating textiles. WACKER HC 401 is a solvent-based impregnant intended for professional textile laundering. Both products are reactive, silicone-based systems. During application, the silicone components adhere to the fibers of the textile or leather product to form a cohesive, water-repellent film that uniformly envelops individual fibers in a thin layer without sticking them together. Both impregnants performed extremely well in standardized tests used for determining resistance to water and dirt - such as penetration and spray tests. The efficacy of WACKER HC 321 and WACKER HC 401 is very close to that of impregnants containing fluorocarbon resins as active agents. WACKER HC 321 is a milky, aqueous silicone emulsion. The silicone-based actives were selected and formulated to produce a silicone film that remains unaffected by emulsifier inclusions. This reliably prevents water from reaching the fibers. The impregnant is effective even at room temperature - no heat treatment is required. The result is a high degree of water repellency that cannot be attained using traditional water-based impregnants. Cotton textiles treated with WACKER HC 321, for instance, scored a total of 90 out of 100 index points in the DIN EN 24920 spray test. This means that the water hardly wets the fibers and drips off. The new aqueous emulsion also makes leather, wood and natural stone surfaces hydrophobic, i.e. water-repellent. The emulsion can be easily processed to produce ready-to-use, water-based impregnants. The use of WACKER HC 321 is especially helpful in spray impregnants used for restoring impregnation in outdoor clothing. WACKER HC 401 is a solvent-based formulation of silicone actives. The product is suitable for producing impregnants used in dry cleaning. They are primarily used, however, for restoring previous impregnation treatments, and are generally sprayed onto the fabric in a textile washing machine. WACKER HC 401 exhibits excellent water-repellent properties on cotton. Cotton textiles impregnated with WACKER HC 401 score a total of 95 points in the DIN EN 24920 spray test. This means that the water hardly wets the fabric. WACKER HC 401 also repels oil on leather. As a result, leather jackets impregnated with the product are significantly better protected from unsightly food and grease stains than untreated jackets.


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