Johnson Matthey is a leading speciality chemicals company underpinned by science, technology and our people

Well positioned for future growth

A leader in sustainable technologies, many of our products enhance the quality of life for millions through their impact on the environment, health and wellbeing.

Technology leadership forms the basis of Johnson Matthey’s strategy to deliver superior long term growth and we continue to invest in research and development (R&D) to develop the next generation of sustainable products for our customers.

Well positioned for future growth

Global group with emerging market exposure

Johnson Matthey sells its products globally which provides stability in times of regional market uncertainty.

Year on year we are increasing our sales to developing markets and expanding our operations to support this growth.

Global group with emerging market exposure

Serving a range of markets

Johnson Matthey is focused on its key markets where we can add value through applying our expertise in catalysis and platinum group metal chemistry.

This approach enables us to maintain differentiation through technology and achieve leading industry positions with high margin products.

Serving a range of markets

Leading market positions

Through a deep understanding of markets and customers combined with focus on technology Johnson Matthey has established leading positions in the market:

  • Global leader in emission control
  • #1 in the methanol and hydrogen catalyst markets
  • Largest secondary refiner of platinum group metals.
Leading market positions

Investing in R&D – culture of innovation

We invest heavily in research and development (R&D). We recognise that this investment is vital if we are to realise new market opportunities over the years ahead.

Our ability to innovate and differentiate through technology underpins our future success.

We spend about 5% of sales on R&D each year. In 2014/15 this was £170m.

Read more in our Innovation section

Investing in R&D – culture of innovation

The bottom line

Johnson Matthey has attractive business fundamentals:

  • A strong culture of innovation
  • Leading market positions across all of its major areas of activity
  • A strong return on capital, within a target rate of 20%
  • Strong bottom line rewards for shareholders with a 15.9% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in earnings per share and a 11.8% CAGR in dividend per share over the last six years.
The bottom line

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Get an overview of the key figures for our company's performance in 2014/15 including sales, underlying operating profit, return on capital and underlying EPS.

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