Key figures

2018

In million CHF 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Non current assets 501.9 29% 451.3 28% 413.0 29% 419.7 31% 524.6 32%
Current assets 1 219.7 71% 1142.7 72% 989.7 71% 928.6 69% 1 098.6 68%
Total assets 1 721.6 100% 1 594.0 100% 1 402.7 100% 1 348.3 100% 1 623.2 100%
Equity 553.6 32% 559.4 35% 477.5 34% 421.8 31% 454.8 28%
Non-current liabilities 405.5 24% 381.7 24% 388.9 28% 391.7 29% 482.1 30%
Current liabilities 762.6 44% 652.9 41% 536.3 38% 534.8 40% 686.3 42%
Total liabilities 1 721.6 100% 1 594.0 100% 1 402.7 100% 1 348.3 100% 1 623.2 100%
Net cash/Net debt -20.7   132.9   51.3   -1.7   -17.7  
Sales 1 634.5   1 528.6   1 446.6   1 330.9   1 300.0  
Operating result (EBIT) 86.5   118.7   103.7   83.9   81.7  
As % of sales   5.3%   7.8%   7.2%   6.3%   6.3%
Net result 50.4   106.9   84.3   67.1   53.0  
As % of sales   3.1%   7.0%   5.8%   5.0%   4.1%
As % of equity   9.1%   19.1%   17.7%   15.9%   11.7%
Capital expenditure (CAPEX) 55.2   53.4   27.0   20.9   27.1  
Return on capital employed (ROCE) 14.2%   23.2%   19.9%   16.0%   12.6%  
Share income                    
Share price at the end of the year 68.3   129.6   70.8   42.0   38.4  
Market capitalization 1 128.2   2 140.8   1 169.5   693.0   634.3  
EPS (16 518 478 shares) 3.84   6.93   5.08   4.02   3.06  
Price-earnings ratio 17.8   18.7   13.9   10.4   12.5  
Dividend paid:                    
- total, in million CHF 24.8   42.9   28.1   20.6   20.6  
- payout ratio   49.2%   40.1%   33.3%   30.7%   38.9%
- dividend yield   2.2%   2.0%   2.4%   3.0%   3.3%
Headcount 5 660   5 397   5 055   4 907   4 841  
% change compared to previous year   4.9%   6.8%   3.0%   1.4%   -1.8%
Long-term financial targets  
Sales (in million CHF) 1 700 - 1 800
Operating result (EBIT) min. 8%
Return on capital employed (ROCE) min. 20%
Payout ratio 30 - 50%
Equity ratio 40 - 45%

Complete and detailed financial information is available in the Publications site section.

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