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LANXESS is a company that develops, manufactures, and markets chemical intermediates, specialty chemicals, and plastics. It operates in five segments: Advanced Intermediates, Specialty Additives, Performance Chemicals, Engineering Materials, and ARLANXEO. The Advanced Intermediates segment offers intermediates, organometallics, and tire chemicals. The Specialty Additives segment provides additives for various applications in the rubber, plastic, and paint industries. The Performance Chemicals segment offers material protection products, inorganic pigments, emulsion paint, and other coatings, as well as reverse osmosis membranes, disinfectant, and hygiene solutions. The Engineering Materials segment produces technical plastics, glass fibers, fiber composites, and elastomers. The ARLANXEO segment provides specialty rubbers for use in rubber products.

TypePublic
Founded2005
HQKöln, DE
Websitelanxess.com
Employee Ratings3.6

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)15,479
Revenue (FY, 2019)€6.8 B(-5%)

Key People/Management at LANXESS

Matthias Zachert

Matthias Zachert

Board Chairman
Michael Pontzen

Michael Pontzen

CFO
Hubert Fink

Hubert Fink

Board Member
Anno Borkowsky

Anno Borkowsky

Board Member
Stephanie Cossmann

Stephanie Cossmann

Labor Director, Board Member
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LANXESS Office Locations

LANXESS has offices in Köln, Bergkamen, Berlin, Brunsbüttel and in 78 other locations
Köln, DE (HQ)
Kennedypl. 1
Bergkamen, DE
Ernst-Schering-Straße 14
Berlin, DE
Neustädtische Kirchstraße 6
Brunsbüttel, DE
Fährstraße 51
Dormagen, DE
Alte Heerstraße
Krefeld, DE
Rheinuferstraße 7-9
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LANXESS Financials and Metrics

LANXESS Revenue

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LANXESS's revenue was reported to be €6.82 b in FY, 2019 which is a 5.2% decrease from the previous period.
EUR

Revenue (FY, 2019)

6.8b

Revenue growth (FY, 2018 - FY, 2019), %

(5.2%)

Gross profit (FY, 2019)

1.8b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2019), %

26.1%

Net income (FY, 2019)

191.0m

EBITDA (FY, 2019)

910.0m

EBIT (FY, 2019)

407.0m

Cash (31-Dec-2019)

296.0m
Annual
EURFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

9.7b7.2b6.8b

Revenue growth, %

26%(26%)(5%)

Cost of goods sold

7.5b5.4b5.0b

Gross profit

2.1b1.8b1.8b
Quarterly
EURQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Revenue

2.6b1.8b1.8b1.8b1.8b1.8b

Cost of goods sold

2.0b1.3b1.3b1.4b1.3b1.3b

Gross profit

599.0m497.0m478.0m471.0m495.0m468.0m

Gross profit Margin, %

23%27%27%26%27%26%
Annual
EURFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

538.0m797.0m296.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.3b903.0m769.0m

Inventories

1.7b1.3b1.2b

Current Assets

4.0b3.9b3.6b
Quarterly
EURQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Cash

438.0m130.0m131.0m434.0m229.0m338.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.3b948.0m920.0m975.0m924.0m905.0m

Inventories

1.8b1.3b1.3b1.4b1.4b1.4b

Current Assets

4.1b4.7b5.9b3.9b3.6b3.8b
Annual
EURFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

124.0m523.0m191.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

638.0m431.0m503.0m

Inventories

(15.0m)(156.0m)85.0m

Accounts Payable

44.0m52.0m(111.0m)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Net Income

109.0m156.0m132.0m83.0m98.0m67.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

154.0m205.0m310.0m114.0m235.0m356.0m

Inventories

(50.0m)(84.0m)(151.0m)(24.0m)(42.0m)(53.0m)

Accounts Payable

(80.0m)(46.0m)(11.0m)(76.0m)(89.0m)(115.0m)
EURY, 2019

Revenue/Employee

441.4k

Debt/Equity

1.1 x

Debt/Assets

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

3.3 x
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LANXESS Operating Metrics

FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018Nov, 2019FY, 2019

Volume of Product Sold, tons

6.78 m7.15 m5.55 m

Production Sites

54 75 60 60 55

Warehouses

420 480 480 540

Projects

270 360 239 114
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LANXESS Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
IMD Natural Solutions GmbHApril 04, 2018
Chemtura CorporationSeptember 25, 2016$2.50 b
Chemours’ Clean & Disinfect businessApril 25, 2016€210 m
PCTS Specialty Chemicals Malaysia (M) Sdn. Bhd.April 05, 2013
Bond-Laminates GmbHSeptember 12, 2012
VerichemNovember 10, 2011
Unitex ChemicalOctober 12, 2011
DSM ElastomersDecember 14, 2010€310 m
Jiangsu Polyols ChemicalJune 08, 2009
Chrome International South AfricaDecember 18, 2006
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LANXESS Revenue Breakdown

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LANXESS revenue breakdown by business segment: 29.3% from Specialty Additives, 21.6% from Engineering Materials, 33.5% from Advanced Intermediates and 15.7% from Performance Chemicals

LANXESS revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 22.6% from Asia-Pacific, 31.3% from EMEA (Excluding Germany), 22.8% from North America, 18.4% from Germany and 4.9% from Other

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LANXESS Online and Social Media Presence

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LANXESS News and Updates

Outlook on the Worldwide Ion Exchange Resins Industry to 2025 - Featuring DuPont De Nemours, Purolite & Lanxess Amont Others

DUBLIN, April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Ion Exchange Resins Market by Type (Cationic Resins, Anionic Resins), Application (Water, Non-Water), End-Use Industry (Power, Chemical & Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage), and Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added...

LANXESS makes dimensioning tool for water treatment even more practical

Ultrafiltration module added to LewaPlus Dimensioning tool now includes water library New cost module calculates expenses for ion exchange.read more

New vulcanization accelerator from LANXESS

Universally suitable for all types of rubber Uniform vulcanization result, even for multi-layered items and complex geometries Sufficient time for full cross-linking, even at high temperatures.read more

LANXESS starts production at its high-performance materials facility in Changzhou

CHANGZHOU, China, Sept. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 25, LANXESS (Changzhou) Co., Ltd. started production at its high-performance materials facility in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District (CND). LANXESS's fourth at CND will produce Durethan and Pocan-branded high-performance...

Lanxess, Bayer sell chemical park operator to Macquarie for $3.9 bln

German chemical groups Bayer and Lanxess have agreed to sell chemical park operator Currenta to investor Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), the sellers said on Tuesday.

Black pigment from LANXESS extends the service life of plastic components

Cologne – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has developed a black pigment that reflects 20 percent more of the sun’s near-infrared radiation (NIR) than conventional products. Plastic roofs and façade elements that are colored with Bayferrox 303 T heat up much less due to solar radiation, meaning …
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LANXESS Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was LANXESS founded?

    LANXESS was founded in 2005.

  • Who are LANXESS key executives?

    LANXESS's key executives are Matthias Zachert, Michael Pontzen and Hubert Fink.

  • How many employees does LANXESS have?

    LANXESS has 15,479 employees.

  • What is LANXESS revenue?

    Latest LANXESS annual revenue is €6.8 b.

  • What is LANXESS revenue per employee?

    Latest LANXESS revenue per employee is €440.9 k.

  • Who are LANXESS competitors?

    Competitors of LANXESS include Arkema, BASF and Huntsman Corporation.

  • Where is LANXESS headquarters?

    LANXESS headquarters is located at Kennedypl. 1, Köln.

  • Where are LANXESS offices?

    LANXESS has offices in Köln, Bergkamen, Berlin, Brunsbüttel and in 78 other locations.

  • How many offices does LANXESS have?

    LANXESS has 84 offices.