Smart science to improve lives™

Recent financial performance and KPIs

Our most recent results for the half year 2021 were announced on 27 July 2021: 

  • Reported sales up 39% on H1/20
  • Underlying sales up 27% on H1/20 - up over 10% on H1/19
  • Record adjusted profit before tax up over 50% on H1/20
  • Return on sales 25.9% (2020: 24.0%)
  • Interim ordinary dividend up 10% to 43.5p (2020: 39.5p)

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Croda half year 2021 financial results statement

Croda half year 2021 results presentation

Steve Foots, CEO Croda, talks about our record H1 2021 results

Record results due to:

  • Strong underlying growth across all sectors: benefiting from significant capital investment over the previous 12 months, together with increased innovation
  • Successful delivery from recent acquisitions: Iberchem and Avanti performing well
  • Continued success in building our Life Sciences platform: more than £40 million invested in Health Care capacity expansion in H1/21
“Our record first half performance reflects the impact of our strategic acceleration and investments, supported by improving customer demand across all regions and sectors. This has been delivered through excellent growth in our existing businesses, successful delivery from our recent acquisitions and continued success in building our Life Sciences platform. With the strategic review of our Performance Technologies business well underway, we continue our transition to becoming a pure play consumer facing ingredients company.

“I am excited by Croda’s increasing opportunities in emerging technology platforms and faster growth markets, where demand for sustainable solutions will drive our progress going forward. We are investing in organic and inorganic expansion, continuing our relentless innovation and focusing on sustainability across everything we do. This is creating new avenues for future growth, delivering significant value for our shareholders.”

Steve Foots, Chief Executive Officer

Croda 2021 half year results transcript

Key performance indicators (KPIs)

We identify targets and measure our progress towards delivering our strategic objectives. 

We updated our sustainability KPIs in 2020 to reflect our commitment to be Climate, Land and People Positive by 2030. 


Non-financial performance and reports

We consider our non-financial metrics to be as important as our financial.

Croda key performance indicators full year 2020

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