IFF 4Q Revenue Growth
For the full year, the company reported revenue of $2.8 billion, a 6% increase over the prior year. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, revenue in local currency increased four percent. Reported EPS for the year was $3.26 compared to $3.26 for the full year 2010. EPS in 2011 included an expense of $0.48 per share related to the previously announced patent litigation settlement and restructuring efforts, while 2010 included an expense of $0.11 per share related to the European restructuring. Excluding these items, adjusted EPS for the full year 2011 increased 11 percent to $3.74 from $3.37 in the prior year.
"Our ability to achieve our long-term financial targets for the second consecutive year demonstrates the team's aptitude for successfully executing our strategy and navigating through a challenging operating environment," said IFF chairman and chief executive officer Doug Tough. "At the beginning of 2011, we expressed optimism that IFF would continue to perform well despite ongoing macroeconomic challenges and unprecedented raw material cost increases."
Tough added, "Thanks to the focus and dedication of the organization, we delivered progress in several key areas. We continued to leverage our geographic reach to capture the growth potential of the emerging markets, to strengthen our innovation platform to deliver differentiating products, and to maximize our portfolio to improve the underperforming areas of our business. I'm proud of all our employees, each of whom played a role in achieving our results, and I remain confident in our ability to continue to navigate through these uncertain times as we strive to achieve our long-term targets in 2012."
From the February 9, 2012, Prepared Foods' Daily News.