PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) today announced the company is on track to meet or exceed aggressive performance targets as part of its Vision 2015 strategy to profitably double the company's size.
At its 2012 Investor Day conference in New York, Pierre Brondeau, FMC president, CEO and chairman, said that over the last three years, FMC has executed its growth plan and has capitalized on the unique strengths of the company to deliver strong performance against Vision 2015 targets announced in 2010.
"We developed an aggressive, but achievable, strategy to unlock the growth potential of FMC, leading to a larger, more profitable, faster growing specialty chemicals company," Brondeau said. "Halfway through our plan, we are well on our way to achieve or exceed our targets. We've delivered exceptional results over the last several years, despite continuing macroeconomic uncertainty."
Strong Progress to Deliver Vision 2015
- FMC expects to exceed its $5 billion 2015 sales target by at least 10 percent. This would represent more than doubling of company revenues since 2009.
- The company expects to meet or exceed its 2015 EBIT target of $1.2 billion, approximately 2.5 times its EBIT in 2009. EBIT is up 50 percent over the last three years.
- Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) will remain well above the Vision 2015 target of mid-teens or higher. The company has expanded total EBIT margins, up more than 120 basis points from 2009 through today, despite significant growth investments. The company expects EBIT margins to continue to expand an additional 230 basis points by 2015.
- FMC continues to maintain disciplined and balanced cash deployment, with more than $1.5 billion deployed in the last three years. Approximately 40 percent has been used for organic reinvestment, approximately 20 percent for external growth, and approximately 35 percent returned to shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases.
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