Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

Overview
Date Founded

2004

Headquarters

Bøge Allé 10-12,Hørsholm, Capital Region 2970

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

2,852

Industries

Biotechnology
Chemicals

Company Description

Chr. Hansen Holding A/S is a bioscience company, which engages in the development of natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries. It operates through the following segments: Food Cultures and Enzymes; Health and Nutrition; and Natural Colors. The Food Cultures and Enzymes segment produces and sells cultures, enzymes, and probiotic products that help determine the taste, flavor, texture, shelf life, nutritional value, and health benefits of consumer products in the food industry. The Health and Nutrition segment manufactures and distributes products for the dietary supplement, over-the-counter pharmaceutical, infant formula, animal feed, and plant protection industries. The Natural Colors segment caters to the food and beverage industry. The company was founded by Christian Ditlev Ammentorp Hansen in 1874 and is headquartered in Hørsholm, Denmark.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President of the Asia-Pacific & Latin American Regions

Executive Vice President, Food Cultures & Enzymes

Executive Vice President of the Natural Colors Division

Executive Vice President, Global Operations

Executive Vice President & CSO

Executive Vice President, Health & Nutrition

Group Vice President, Americas

Board of Directors

Former Chairman of the Board-Europe Group at The Coca-Cola Company

Executive Vice President & Head of BioPharm & Global Legal & Patents at Novo Nordisk A/S

President & Chief Executive Officer at Coloplast A/S

Former Senior Vice President-Global Foods Research & Development at PepsiCo, Inc.

Professional at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

Senior Regulatory Manager at Chr. Hansen A/S

Former Executive Vice President & Head of Zone EMENA at Nestlé SA

Former Managing Director-Asia, Africa & Middle East at Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd.

Global Freeze Drying Technology Coordinator at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Novo Nordisk Fonden

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Recent Transactions
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Chr. Hansen Holding A/S purchases Österreichische Laberzeugung Hundsbichler GmbH

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Chr. Hansen Holding A/S purchases Valio Oy /LGG Business from Valio Oy

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Chr. Hansen Holding A/S purchases Nutrition Physiology Co. LLC from The Halifax Group LLC

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$66.6B
Total Enterprise Value
$80.7B
Earnings Per Share
$14.18
Revenue
$8.67B
Enterprise Value Sales
9.31x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
27.09x
TEVNet Income
43.19x
Debt TEV
0.08x
EBITDAMargin
34.36%
Net Profit
$1.87B
Total Equity
$5.94B
Total Debt
$6.13B
EBITDA
$2.98B
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
8.96%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
7.02%
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