BERLIN — Sales for Beiersdorf AG rose 6.4 percent to 6.69 billion euros, or $7.43 billion, in 2015, boosted by a robust performance at its consumer division in the second half of the year.
On an organic basis, the Hamburg, Germany-based company’s sales increased by 3 percent.
Beiersdorf released preliminary, un-audited figures on Thursday.
Its consumer division reported a sales uptick of 6.5 percent to 5.55 billion euros, or $6.1 billion, an improvement of 3.6 percent in organic terms due in part to product innovations, Beiersdorf said. The unit’s core brands Nivea, La Prairie and Eucerin all contributed. Organic sales growth was strongest in Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Sales of Tesa adhesives were up by 5.9 percent to 1.14 billion euros, or $1.27 billion.
Dollar figures are converted at average exchange rates for the period in question.
“Beiersdorf has built a solid foundation for further economic success in 2016 despite challenging economic conditions,” chief executive officer Stefan Heidenreich said.
Beiersdorf is scheduled to release final figures for 2015 on Feb. 17.