Results for the first quarter of 2022

May 4, 2022 7:00 am CEST

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  • the shape work Net It will reach more than € 3 billion in the first quarter of 2022. This is a new record, organically increasing by + 26.1% over the year, with all activities and thanks to the success of our actions against price (+ 20% or € 475 million) and sales volume increase. Double-digit revenue growth in all regions (+ 6% or € 157 million).
  • from Savings of cost Construction In the first quarter, € 22 million was achieved, reaching a total of € 410 million since 2020. We plan to reach our medium-term target of 500 million euros earlier than planned.
  • EBITDA Foundation A record of € 712 million in the first quarter of 2022, or 20% organic growth. Double-digit EBITDA growth was recorded in all three segments due to price and volume increases. The rise in prices more than offset the € 369 million inflation-related cost increase. Especially in Novecare, the solution segment increased by + 35%, the materials segment increased by + 21%, and the chemical segment increased by + 15%.
  • The margin EBITDA Foundation At 23.3% in the first quarter, similar to 2021, the sharp rise in prices offset the effects of inflationary pressures.
  • the Profit Net subFoundation The total value for the first quarter of 2022 was € 369 million, an increase of 54% over the previous year.
  • Free cash flow First-quarter sales were € 216 million, with a conversion rate of 32.9% despite strong working capital growth due to strong sales growth. Discipline in managing working capital was maintained throughout the quarter.
  • ROCE Recorded at +477 basis points, 12.3% year-on-year.
  • Solvay the 4th platform of growthWe support our sustainability goals by focusing on developing innovative solutions using renewable raw materials and biotechnology, and creating more cyclical solutions.
under-FoundationMillions of euros First quarter of 2022 First quarter of 2021 % %
shape work 3,055 2,373 + 28.8% + 26.1%
EBITDA 712 583 + 22.1% + 20.1%
margin EBITDA 23.3% 24.6% – – – –
From FCF Shareholders from Activities Prosecution 216 282 -23.6% – –
FCF conversion rate (12 past Moon). 32.9% 54.8% -21.9pp – –
ROCE 12.3% 7.5% + 4.77pp – –

Ilham KadoriCEO

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Outlook 2022 Raised

This year’s foundation, EBITDA, has been certified as a “medium to high single digit” and is expected to increase. Free cash flow from continuing operations is expected to exceed € 650 million.

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