8/23/2022

Kemira as an investment

Global reach – local excellence

Kemira (Nasdaq Helsinki) provides a global supply of reliable chemistry and process expertise, enabling resource responsible business and better productivity for our customers in water intensive industries.

With over 100 years of experience, we partner with municipal water utilities, pulp, paper, board and tissue producers and companies in the energy sector to deliver visible improvements with our invisible enabler – the chemistry expertise of our 5,000 people.

In 2021, Kemira’s revenue was EUR 2.7 billion.

Resilient business model throughout cycles

Factory worker with a helmet.

Strong profitability improvement track record

Focus on profitable sustainable growth.
Operative EBITDA margin 15.9% and operative EBIT 8.4% in 2021.

A person using a calculator and a laptop.

Attractive dividend

Competitive and over-time increasing dividend. The dividend for fiscal year 2021 will be EUR 0.58 per share and be paid in two installments of EUR 0.29 in April and November.

A person walking in Kemira's laboratory in Espoo Finland.

Sustainability at the core of strategy

Kemira will become the leading provider of sustainable chemical solutions for water-intensive industries.

Strategically fit for future

Global trends

Changing demographics
Higher use of water, energy, tissue & board.

 

Growing environmental awareness
New materials to enable circular economy.
Material and resource efficiency.

Our strategy

Sustainability
Sustainability transformation driving profitable growth – by 2030 over 500 million of our revenue will come from bio-based product portfolio.

Profitable growth
Our target is to grow above-the-market with an operative EBITDA margin of 15-18%.

We enable our customers to improve their water,
energy and raw material efficiency

Our customers

Pulp & Paper Industry & Water Oil & Gas

Our offering

We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers‘ product quality, process and resource efficiency.

Segment split

Products

Innovations

Innovations

Innovating together with our customers’ to improve water, energy and raw material efficiency. Research and Development expenses totaled EUR 28.3 million in 2021.

Achievements in 2021:
New product launches: 18
New priority patent filings: 36

Innovation

Innovative digital services as a future business enabler

KemConnect™ services enable data-driven chemistry management. Our solutions for real-time monitoring, advanced process control and optimization, and predictive analytics build transparency, provide a deeper understanding of processes, and enable proactive and timely actions in operations. By harnessing the power of data, our customers can increase their efficiency, quality, and profitability.

Digital services for pulp & paper
Digital solutions for water treatment

Purpose-driven culture with growth mindset

Chemistry with a purpose.
Better every day.

Kemira’s purpose illustrates the importance of chemistry in our everyday life and relates strongly also to sustainability. Our results-oriented and collaborative culture inspires and empowers our people to solve societal challenges and make a positive impact. We call it better every day.

Values

We drive performance and innovation.
We are dedicated to customer success.
We care for people and the environment.
We succeed together.

Key takeaways

Strong balance sheet

Good financial position. M&A possible in the short term if profitability and synergy requirements are met.

Attractive dividend

Average dividend yield closed to 5 % in 2011 – 2021. Among the best dividend yields in the European chemical sector.

Reliable partner

We are the chosen partner for water-intensive industries worldwide, helping our customers design for efficiency and reuse resources.

Investor contacts

Mikko Pohjala

Vice President, Investor Relations
Helsinki, Finland

Tiina Huoponen

Investor Relations Specialist
Helsinki, Finland