Group Financial Highlights

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Business Development and Earnings
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Order intake € m 2,261.2 2,321.2 2,241.2 2,257.4 2,132.3
Sales revenue € m 2,334.8 2,181.7 2,247.3 2,268.2 2,091.0
Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) € m 105.2 89.2 * 136.2 150.4 ** 133.4
Earnings before income taxes (EBT) € m 93.4 72.8 * 119.4 132.8 ** 120.5
Earnings after income taxes € m 52.2 46.3 * 79.9 90.3** 83.3
Cash flow € m 137.5 124.4 * 142.3 156.9 ** 137.0
Balance Sheet
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Balance sheet total € m 2,291.1 2,277.9 * 2,151.5 2,188.0 ** 1,974.1
Fixed assets € m 633.1 622.6 591.2 602.0 560.5
Capital expenditure € m 82.8 85.1 57.1 91.4 93.5
Depreciation and amortisation expense € m 72.8 66.2 60.2 58.6 51.0
Current assets € m 1,573.6 1,568.5 1,520.6 1,546.2 1,389.2
Equity
(incl. non-controlling interests)
€ m 870.2 819.7 * 844.5 832.2 ** 869.1
Equity ratio
(incl. non-controlling interests)
% 38.0 36.0 * 39.3 38.0 ** 44.0
Profitability
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Return on sales % 4.0 3.3 5.3 5.9 ** 5.8
Return on equity % 11.1 8.8 * 14.2 15.6 ** 14.2
Return on capital employed % 4.9 4.3 6.6 7.5 ** 7.4
Employees
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Number of employees at 31 Dec. 16,196 16,309 16,546 16,207 15,674
Staff costs € m 819.3 784.8 * 787.6 758.3 ** 698.0
Shares
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Market capitalisation at 31 Dec. € m 659.2 735.7 804.3 769.4 741.0
Earnings per ordinary share (EPS) 22.30 21.97 * 37.38 42.48 ** 40.95
Earnings per preference share (EPS) 22.56 22.23 * 37.64 42.74 ** 41.21
Dividend per ordinary share 5.50 8.50 12.00 12.00 12.00
Dividend per preference share 5.76 8.76 12.26 12.26 12.26
*
Adjustment under IAS 8
**
Adjustment to reflect the retroactive amendment to IAS 19
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