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Givaudan is a company engaged in the manufacturing of flavours, fragrances, and active cosmetic ingredients. It operates through two divisions: Fragrance and Flavour. The Fragrance division provides fragrance ingredients and active beauty products for use in fabric and personal care, skin and hair care, household, and oral care products. The Flavour division offers flavours and tastes for confectionery, beverages, and dairy products.

TypePublic
Founded1895
HQVernier, CH
Websitegivaudan.com
Employee Ratings4.1

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)15,852
Job Openings355
Revenue (FY, 2019)CHF6.2 B(+13%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)CHF4.5 K
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Givaudan

Gilles Andrier

Gilles Andrier

CEO
Tom Hallam

Tom Hallam

CFO
Willem Mutsaerts

Willem Mutsaerts

Head of Global Procurement & Sustainability
Calvin Grieder

Calvin Grieder

Chairman
Ingrid Deltenre

Ingrid Deltenre

Director
Werner Bauer

Werner Bauer

Vice-Chairman
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Givaudan Office Locations

Givaudan has offices in Vernier, Dübendorf, East Hanover, Florence and in 40 other locations
Vernier, CH (HQ)
Chemin de la Parfumerie
Dübendorf, CH
Neugutstrasse 46
Hydra, DZ
16035، Métro d'Alger
Buenos Aires, AR
Ruta 9 Panamericana, Km 36.5 Partido Malvinas Argentinas
Preston, AU
11A, Ground Floor/215 Bell St
Wien, AT
Vienna Twin Tower
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Givaudan Financials and Metrics

Givaudan Revenue

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Givaudan's revenue was reported to be CHF6.2 b in FY, 2019 which is a 12.2% increase from the previous period.
CHF

Revenue (H1, 2020)

3.2b

Gross profit (H1, 2020)

1.4b

Gross profit margin (H1, 2020), %

42.2%

Net income (H1, 2020)

413.0m

EBIT (H1, 2020)

532.0m

Market capitalization (21-Jul-2021)

41.3b

Closing stock price (21-Jul-2021)

4.5k

Cash (30-Jun-2020)

432.0m

EV

45.9b
Givaudan's current market capitalization is CHF41.3 b.
Annual
CHFFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

5.1b5.5b6.2b

Revenue growth, %

9%12%

Cost of goods sold

2.8b3.2b3.7b

Gross profit

2.3b2.3b2.5b
Half Year
CHFH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Revenue

2.7b3.1b3.2b

Cost of goods sold

1.5b1.8b1.9b

Gross profit

1.2b1.3b1.4b

Gross profit Margin, %

44%41%42%
Annual
CHFFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

534.0m423.0m452.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.1b1.3b1.4b

Prepaid Expenses

123.0m53.0m35.0m

Inventories

902.0m1.1b1.1b
Half Year
CHFH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Cash

231.0m239.0m432.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.2b1.4b1.5b

Prepaid Expenses

61.0m66.0m49.0m

Inventories

1.1b1.3b1.3b
Annual
CHFFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

720.0m663.0m702.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

118.0m252.0m354.0m

Inventories

(107.0m)(9.0m)(28.0m)

Accounts Payable

136.0m(11.0m)108.0m
Half Year
CHFH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Net Income

371.0m380.0m413.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

110.0m166.0m191.0m

Inventories

(178.0m)(180.0m)(184.0m)

Accounts Payable

12.0m131.0m100.0m
CHFFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

452.2k

Debt/Equity

0.5 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

2.1 x
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Givaudan Operating Metrics

FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Manufacturing Facilities

466473

Manufacturing Facilities (Asia Pacific)

1319

Manufacturing Facilities (EMEA)

1832

Patents Issued

3.6 k3.6 k
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Givaudan Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Ungerer & CompanyNovember 08, 2019
Drom FragrancesJuly 24, 2019
Golden FrogMay 20, 2019
Albert Vieille SASMay 06, 2019
AMSilk - cosmetics businessApril 30, 2019
NaturexSeptember 19, 2018
Expressions Parfumees SASDecember 18, 2017
Centroflora Group - Nutrition DivisionSeptember 20, 2017
Vika BVSeptember 01, 2017
Active InternationalJanuary 17, 2017
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Givaudan Revenue Breakdown

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Givaudan revenue breakdown by business segment: 45.1% from Fragrances Sales and 54.9% from Flavours Sales

Givaudan revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 11.3% from Latin America, 27.4% from Europe, 26.3% from Asia Pacific, 7.6% from Africa and Middle-East, 26.5% from North America and 1.0% from Other

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Givaudan Cybersecurity Score

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75/100

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Givaudan Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

60-79

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Givaudan Online and Social Media Presence

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Givaudan News and Updates

Givaudan Unveils Botox-like Active, Zanthalene

Givaudan Active Beauty has unveiled Zanthalene (INCI: Oleyl Alcohol (and) Zanthoxylum Alatum Fruit Extract), an active said to mimic Botox-like properties to combat wrinkles as well as ease skin discomfort.

Givaudan boosts China e-commerce presence with 1688.com deal

Fragrance and beauty company Givaudan has strengthened its e-commerce offering in China with the opening of a flagship business-to-business (B2B) store on the country’s leading wholesale website, 1688.com.

Givaudan Buys 25% Stake in Skincare Company B.Kolormakeup

Givaudan has acquired 25 percent of b. kolormakeup & skincare, an Italian specialist in make-up and skin care products for packaged goods companies and luxury customers, the Swiss flavorings and fragrance maker said on Thursday.

BASF and Givaudan get OECD approval for first animal - free toxicology testing

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has approved a new cruelty-free toxicology testing strategy jointly developed by BASF and Givaudan.

Insights on the Proanthocyanidins Global Market to 2027 - Featuring Botaniex, Givaudan and Natac Among Others

Dublin, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Proanthocyanidins - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Proanthocyanidins estimated at US$201.7 Million in the year 2020, is projected to …

Givaudan, Bühler open Protein Innovation Centre

Givaudan, a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, and Bühler, a global leader for food processing solutions, announce the official opening of the APAC Protein Innovation Centre.
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Givaudan Blogs

2021 Half year results

Sales of CHF 3,373 million, up 7.9% on a like-for-like¹ basis and 4.7% in Swiss francs Download GIV_2021_HY_Results_EN.pdf (400.08 KB) Download GIV_2021_HY_Results_FR.pdf (398.02 KB) Download GIV_2021_HY_Results_GE.pdf (396.6 KB)

Givaudan acquires 25% of b.kolormakeup & skincare’s shares

Givaudan announces that it has acquired 25% of b.kolormakeup & skincare’s shares, an innovative Italian company specialised in developing and producing end to end products in make-up and skin c Download GIV_2021_BKolor_EN.pdf (138.29 KB) Download GIV_2021_BKolor_FR.pdf (173.51 KB) Download GI…

Invitation to the 2021 half year results

Givaudan will announce its 2021 half year results on 22 July 2021.

Givaudan’s Calice Becker receives prestigious Lifetime Achievement Perfumer Award from The Fragrance Foundation (TFF)

Givaudan is delighted to announce that Calice Becker, Vice President Perfumer and Director of the Givaudan Perfumery School, is the recipient of the Download GIV_2021_CaliceBecker_EN.pdf (133.55 KB) Download GIV_2021_CaliceBecker_FR.pdf (96.16 KB) Download GIV_2021_CaliceBecker_GE.pdf (94.69 KB)

Givaudan leads fine fragrance digital innovation through first-of-its-kind partnership with Tmall in China

T-Lab Source Innovation Laboratory will shorten end-to-end product development timelines to just four weeks. Download GIV_2021_Tmall_EN.pdf (130.37 KB) Download GIV_2021_TMall_FR.pdf (132.96 KB) Download GIV_2021_TMall_GE.pdf (137 KB)

Givaudan COVID-19 Communities Fund to support severely impacted countries

Givaudan announced today that it will provide additional targeted support to countries most severely affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in 2021 through its COVID-19 Communities Fund. Download GIV_2021_CommunitiesFund_EN.pdf (98 KB) Download GIV_2021_CommunitiesFund_FR.pdf (127.96 KB) Do…
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Givaudan Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Givaudan founded?

    Givaudan was founded in 1895.

  • Who are Givaudan key executives?

    Givaudan's key executives are Gilles Andrier, Tom Hallam and Willem Mutsaerts.

  • How many employees does Givaudan have?

    Givaudan has 15,852 employees.

  • What is Givaudan revenue?

    Latest Givaudan annual revenue is CHF6.2 b.

  • What is Givaudan revenue per employee?

    Latest Givaudan revenue per employee is CHF391.3 k.

  • Who are Givaudan competitors?

    Competitors of Givaudan include Keva, International Flavors & Fragrances and Takasago International.

  • Where is Givaudan headquarters?

    Givaudan headquarters is located at Chemin de la Parfumerie, Vernier.

  • Where are Givaudan offices?

    Givaudan has offices in Vernier, Dübendorf, East Hanover, Florence and in 40 other locations.

  • How many offices does Givaudan have?

    Givaudan has 44 offices.