Henkel: off to a good start in 2005
In the first quarter of 2005, the Henkel Group achieved a significant increase both in sales and comparable operating profit. Net earnings and earnings per share for the quarter were also above the comparable level of the prior-year quarter.
"We have had a good start to the new fiscal year. Our acquisitions, which we are currently successfully integrating, are important contributors in this regard," said Ulrich Lehner, Chairman of the Management Board of Henkel KGaA. "Sales momentum emanating from the growth regions of Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe, additional product innovations and the strengthening of our existing market positions will provide higher organic growth throughout the course of this year."