Group Financial Highlights

Business development and earnings
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Order intake  € m 2,241.2 2,321.2 2,261.2 2,156.6 2,265.3
Sales revenue  € m 2,247.3 2,181.7 2,334.8 2,165.7 2,205.0
Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT)  € m 136.2 89.2* 105.2 88.2 117.2
Earnings before income taxes (EBT)  € m 119.4 72.8* 93.4 74.6 104.2
Earnings after income taxes  € m 79.9 46.3* 52.2 47.8 52.1
Cash flow  € m 142.3 124.4* 137.5 139.8 124.4
           
Balance sheet
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Balance sheet total  € m 2,151.5 2,277.9* 2,291.1 2,350.2 2,253.4
Fixed assets  € m 591.2 622.6 633.1 641.2 642.6
Capital expenditure  € m 57.1 85.1 82.8 82.2 101.9
Depreciation and amortisation expense  € m 60.2 66.2 72.8 72.6 70.6
Current assets  € m 1,520.6 1,568.5 1,573.6 1,596.9 1,519.1
Equity (incl. non-controlling interests)  € m 844.5 819.7* 870.2 890.3 885.4
Equity ratio (incl. non-controlling interests)  % 39.3 36.0* 38.0 37.9 39.3
           
Profitability
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Return on sales  % 5.3 3.3 4.0 3.5 4.7
Return on equity  % 14.2 8.8* 11.1 8.5 11.7
Return on capital employed  % 6.6 4.3 4.9 4.1 5.4
           
Employees
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of employees at 31 Dec. 16,546 16,309 16,196 15,572 15,455
Staff costs  € m 787.6 784.8* 819.3 798.8 796.7
           
Shares
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Market capitalisation at 31 Dec.  € m 804.3 735.7 659.2 637.7 884.4
Earnings per ordinary share (EPS)  € 37.38 21.97* 22.30 18.68 21.10
Earnings per preference share (EPS)  € 37.64 22.23* 22.56 18.94 21.36
Dividend per ordinary share  € 12.00 8.50 5.50 5.50 7.50
Dividend per preference share  € 12.26 8.76 5.76 5.76 7.76
* Adjustment under IAS 8
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