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  1. Bayer Posts Strong 3Q Led by Pharmaceuticals; Break Off of No Moat Material Science Group on Track

    Commentary

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014

    group posted 5% top-line growth, but the earnings fell 4% partly due to a poor pricing environment. The continued challenges in pricing for material sciences reaffirm our belief of lack of competitive advantages with the division.

  2. Bayer Reports In Line 4Q, Buoyed by New Product Launches and Strong Pricing Power for Betaseron

    Commentary

    Thu, 28 Feb 2013

    view Bayer's moat as narrow, as the well-positioned health-care segment is offset by poor competitive dynamics in material sciences , which hurts Bayer's industrial unit. Looking ahead to 2013, Bayer is well positioned in its healthcare group. Bayer

  3. Strong Nutrition Sales and Favorable Exchange Rate Partially Offset Weak Chemical Segment

    Commentary

    Tue, 7 Aug 2012

    expect the nutrition business to continue to support DSM's earnings growth in the long term. On the other hand, DSM's Material Sciences segment, which includes both performance materials and polymers, continued to be dragged down by the weak European end

  4. Bayer's Crop Science Outperformance Drives First-Quarter Growth

    Commentary

    Thu, 26 Apr 2012

    that chairman Marijin Dekkers has settled into the company, we wouldn't be surprised to see the firm look to shed the material sciences business and pursue an acquisition to bulk up its health care or even its crop sciences business. Bayer reiterated its

  5. Bayer Posts In-Line 4Q as Diversified Operations Offset Weakness From Betaseron, Material Sciences

    Commentary

    Tue, 28 Feb 2012

    Bayer BAYRY reported fourth-quarter results that largely matched our expectations, and we don't expect any significant changes to our fair value estimate. Bayer's fourth-quarter results reconfirm our balanced outlook for the company as declining sales from some mature high-margin prescription drugs

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