Sensient Technologies

We Bring Life to Products. Our name communicates what we do: Enhance SENSory experiences through specialized ingredIENTs, delivered through proprietary TECHNOLOGIES. Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors and fragrances. Sensient uses advanced proprietary technologies at facilities around the world to produce a broad range of innovative products. We provide customized food and beverage systems, pharmaceutical colors and coatings, cosmetic and personal care formulations, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other fine chemicals to most of the world’s best-known consumer and industrial companies. Sensient is in the business of innovation. All of our units emphasize technology-based products that provide a competitive advantage. We serve our customers by continuously delivering innovation and streamlined product-development expertise, helping them extend their existing brands as well as create new products. Learn more about how Sensient can help you discover your next color, flavor and fragrance solution at!
Milwaukee, US
Size (employees)
4,083 (est)+2%
Sensient Technologies was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, US

Sensient Technologies Office Locations

Sensient Technologies has an office in Milwaukee
Milwaukee, US (HQ)
777 E Wisconsin Ave

Sensient Technologies Metrics

Sensient Technologies Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$1.4 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$517 m

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

$126.3 m

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$3.6 b

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$25.9 m
Sensient Technologies's current market capitalization is $3.6 b.
Sensient Technologies's revenue was reported to be $1.4 b in FY, 2016 which is a 0.3% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$1.5 b$1.5 b$1.4 b$1.4 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$991.6 m$959.3 m$921.5 m$907.8 m

Gross profit

$534.1 m$542.5 m$499 m$517 m

Gross profit Margin, %



$172.4 m$130.7 m$166.3 m$185.6 m

EBIT margin, %


Pre tax profit

$156.2 m$114.6 m$149.4 m$167.3 m

Net Income

$113.3 m$73.6 m$106.8 m$126.3 m
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$19.8 m$20.3 m$12 m$25.9 m

Accounts Receivable


$474.5 m$449.4 m$409.2 m$404.3 m

Current Assets

$789.8 m$759.4 m$753.3 m$717.1 m


$476.5 m


$457.3 m$424.1 m$399.6 m$383.6 m

Total Assets

$1.9 b$1.8 b$1.7 b$1.7 b

Accounts Payable

$99.1 m$99 m$95.4 m$92.5 m

Total Debt

$355.2 m$466.9 m$634.5 m$603.4 m

Current Liabilities

$222.9 m$224.9 m$212.9 m$213.7 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$105.1 m$111 m$110 m$107.7 m

Total Equity

$1.2 b$1 b$845.1 m$835.7 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.3 x0.4 x0.8 x0.7 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.2 x0.3 x0.4 x0.4 x

Financial Leverage

1.5 x1.7 x2 x2 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$113.3 m$73.6 m$106.8 m$126.3 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$52 m$51.5 m$47.9 m$47 m

Accounts Receivable

$3.5 m($11 m)($22 m)$31.1 m


($30 m)$64 k$3 m($20 m)

Accounts Payable

Cash From Operating Activities

$153.6 m$189.2 m$128 m$222.5 m

Purchases of PP&E

($104.2 m)($79.4 m)($79.9 m)($81.2 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

($98.2 m)($79.1 m)($75.8 m)($75.2 m)

Dividends Paid

($45.5 m)($47.9 m)($48.1 m)($49.6 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

($48.2 m)($98.6 m)($50.1 m)($128 m)

Interest Paid

$16.2 m$16.2 m$16.8 m$18.5 m

Income Taxes Paid

($100 k)$7 m($5.5 m)$6 m

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