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  • 2022
  • February
  • Financial
  • Ad hoc

Record Results for Sales and Profit

Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

Results 2021
▪ Sales of CHF 9,252.3 million (+17.5%), sales increase in local currencies of +17.1%
▪ EBITDA increased to CHF 1,758.0 million (+17.4%)
▪ Operating profit (EBIT) increased to CHF 1,391.4 million (+23.1%), resulting in an EBIT margin of 15.0% (previous year: 14.4%)
▪ Net profit up to CHF 1,048.5 million (+27.1%)
▪ Reduction of CO2eq emissions by -10.1% to 17.6 kg per ton sold
▪ Proposal for dividend increase of 16.0% to CHF 2.90 per share (previous year: CHF 2.50)

Outlook for 2022 fiscal year
▪ Sales increase in local currencies by well over 10%, surpassing CHF 10 billion for the first time
▪ Over-proportional increase in EBIT
▪ Closing of MBCC acquisition remains targeted for the second half of 2022
▪ Confirmation of 2023 strategic targets for sustainable, profitable growth
▪ New sustainability targets to be presented at Capital Markets Day on September 30, 2022

Sika performed well in a challenging environment in 2021, once again demonstrating the strengths of its business model. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and bottlenecks in the procurement of raw materials, sales rose significantly by 17.5% to a record CHF 9,252.3 million. As the company implemented price increases and followed disciplined cost management, operating profit (EBIT) went up by an over-proportional 23.1%, hitting a new record figure of CHF 1,391.4 million. This equates to an EBIT margin of 15.0% compared to 14.4% the previous year. In keeping with this development, net profit rose sharply by 27.1% to an overall CHF 1,048.5 million (previous year: CHF 825.1 million).