Annual Report 2016
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Group Financial Highlights

Business development and earnings
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Order intake  € m 2,257.4 2,241.2 2,321.2 2,261.2 2,156.6
Sales revenue  € m 2,268.2 2,247.3 2,181.7 2,334.8 2,165.7
Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT)  € m 150.4** 136.2 89.2* 105.2 88.2
Earnings before income taxes (EBT)  € m 132.8** 119.4 72.8* 93.4 74.6
Earnings after income taxes  € m 90.3** 79.9 46.3* 52.2 47.8
Cash flow  € m 156.9** 142.3 124.4* 137.5 139.8
           
Balance sheet
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Balance sheet total  € m 2,188.0** 2,151.5 2,277.9* 2,291.1 2,350.2
Fixed assets  € m 602.0 591.2 622.6 633.1 641.2
Capital expenditure  € m 91.4 57.1 85.1 82.8 82.2
Depreciation and amortisation expense  € m 58.6 60.2 66.2 72.8 72.6
Current assets  € m 1,546.2 1,520.6 1,568.5 1,573.6 1,596.9
Equity (incl, non-controlling interests)  € m 832.2** 844.5 819.7* 870.2 890.3
Equity ratio (incl, non-controlling interests)  % 38.0** 39.3 36.0* 38.0 37.9
           
Profitability
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Return on sales  % 5.9** 5.3 3.3 4.0 3.5
Return on equity  % 15.6** 14.2 8.8* 11.1 8.5
Return on capital employed  % 7.5** 6.6 4.3 4.9 4.1
           
Employees
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of employees at 31 Dec, 16,207 16,546 16,309 16,196 15,572
Staff costs  € m 758.3** 787.6 784.8* 819.3 798.8
           
Shares
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Market capitalisation at 31 Dec,  € m 769.4 804.3 735.7 659.2 637.7
Earnings per ordinary share (EPS)  € 42.48** 37.38 21.97* 22.30 18.68
Earnings per preference share (EPS)  € 42.74** 37.64 22.23* 22.56 18.94
Dividend per ordinary share  € 12.00 12.00 8.50 5.50 5.50
Dividend per preference share  € 12.26 12.26 8.76 5.76 5.76
* Adjustment under IAS 8
** Adjustment to reflect the retroactive amendment to IAS 19
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