Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients, raw materials and functional ingredients as well as sensorial and nutritional solutions. With a market share of 12 % (2015), Symrise is one of the world's top three suppliers in the F&F market. The approximately 30,000 products are primarily produced from natural raw materials such as vanilla, citrus, blossoms, plant or animal materials. Our flavors, substances, perfume oils and sensorial solutions usually form the central functional components of the end products produced by our customers – from perfume, cosmetics and food manufacturers to pharmaceutical companies and producers of nutritional supplements, pet food and baby food. The company has two segments: Flavor & Nutrition and Scent & Care. Flavor & Nutrition is subdivided into two divisions: Flavors and Diana. Flavors develops, produces and sells flavors and functional ingredients that are used in foods, beverages and health products. Diana develops tailor-made solutions from natural raw materials, which help to improve the sensorial and nutritional performance of its customers’ products from the food, pet food, nutraceutical, aquaculture and cosmetics industries. Scent & Care is subdivided into three divisions: Fragrances, Cosmetic Ingredients and Aroma Molecules. They produce and sell fragrances, cosmetic ingredients, aroma molecules and mint aromas. They are used in the manufacture of perfumes, personal care and cosmetic products, cleaning products and detergents, home fragrances and oral care products. The combination of the segments Flavor & Nutrition and Scent & Care sets us apart from the competition. Through it, we offer our customers a unique portfolio, work in innovative segments and tap new markets.
Holzminden, DE
Size (employees)
8,950 (est)+8%
Symrise was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Holzminden, DE

Symrise Office Locations

Symrise has an office in Holzminden
Holzminden, DE (HQ)
1 Mühlenfeldstraße

Symrise Data and Metrics

Symrise Financial Metrics

Symrise's revenue was reported to be €2.6 b in FY, 2015 which is a 23% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

2.6 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Gross profit (FY, 2015)

1.1 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

252.4 m

EBITDA (FY, 2015)

572.2 m

EBIT (FY, 2015)

395.2 m

Market capitalization (24-Jul-2017)

7.7 b

Closing share price (24-Jul-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2015)

278.2 m


9 b
Symrise's current market capitalization is €7.7 b.
EURFY, 2014FY, 2015


2.1 b2.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.2 b1.5 b

Gross profit

888.4 m1.1 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

345.2 m426.9 m

R&D expense

139.4 m169.6 m

General and administrative expense

120.3 m148.5 m

Operating expense total

138.9 m169.6 m

Depreciation and amortization

128.2 m177 m


464.5 m572.2 m

EBITDA margin, %



308.1 m395.2 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

51.1 m48.9 m

Interest income

2.7 m4.5 m

Pre tax profit

259.7 m350.9 m

Income tax expense

72.9 m98.5 m

Net Income

186.8 m252.4 m
EURY, 2014Y, 2015


199.2 m278.2 m

Total Assets

4 b4.2 b

Total Debt

1.6 b1.6 b

Total Liabilities

2.6 b2.6 b
EURFY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

343.2 m375.2 m
Y, 2015


15.7 x


22.8 x


24 x

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