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 office in Holzminden
Holzminden, DE

Symrise Metrics

Symrise Summary

Market capitalization

€7.8 b

Closing share price

Symrise's current market capitalization is €7.8 b.

Symrise Financials

Symrise's revenue is €2.1 b in FY, 2014 which is a 18.5% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2014FY, 2015


€2.1 b€2.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

€1.2 b€1.5 b

Gross profit

€888.4 m€1.1 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

€345.2 m€426.9 m

R&D expense

€139.4 m€169.6 m

General and administrative expense

€120.3 m€148.5 m

Operating expense total

€138.9 m€169.6 m

Depreciation and amortization

€128.2 m€177 m


€464.5 m€572.2 m

EBITDA margin, %



€308.1 m€395.2 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

€51.1 m€48.9 m

Interest income

€2.7 m€4.5 m

Income tax expense

€72.9 m€98.5 m

Pre tax profit

€259.7 m€350.9 m

Net Income

€186.8 m€252.4 m

Operating cash flow

€343.2 m€375.2 m

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