Key figures

2017

In million CHF 2017 2016 2015 2014 *2013
Non-current assets 451.3 28% 413.0 29% 419.7 31% 524.6 32% 571.1 37%
Current assets 1142.7 72% 989.7 71% 928.6 69% 1 098.6 68% 955.9 63%
Total assets 1 594.0 100% 1 402.7 100% 1 348.3 100% 1 623.2 100% 1 527.0 100%
Equity 559.4 35% 477.5 34% 421.8 31% 454.8 28% 508.1 33%
Non-current liabilities 381.7 24% 388.9 28% 391.7 29% 482.1 30% 407.7 27%
Current liabilities 652.9 41% 536.3 38% 534.8 40% 686.3 42% 611.2 40%
Total liabilities 1 594.0 100% 1 402.7 100% 1 348.3 100% 1 623.2 100% 1 527.0 100%
Net cash/Net debt 132.9   51.3   -1.7   -17.7   -109.0  
Sales 1 528.6   1 446.6   1 330.9   1 300.0   1 353.9  
Operating result (EBIT) 118.7   103.7   83.9   81.7   60.3  
As % of sales   7.8%   7.2%   6.3%   6.3%   4.5%
Net result 106.9   84.3   67.1   53.0   27.7  
As % of sales   7.0%   5.8%   5.0%   4.1%   2.0%
As % of equity   19.1%   17.7%   15.9%   11.7%   5.5%
Capital expenditure (CAPEX) 53.4   27.0   20.9   27.1   29.5  
Return on capital employed (ROCE) 23.2%   19.9%   16.0%   12.6%   8.6%  
Share income                    
Share price at the end of the year 129.6   70.8   42.0   38.4   30.3  
Market capitalization 2 140.8   1 169.5   693.0   634.3   538.8  
EPS (16 518 478 shares) 6.93   5.08   4.02   3.06   1.58  
Price-earnings ratio 18.7   13.9   10.4   12.5   19.1  
Dividend paid:                    
- total, in million CHF 42.9   28.1   20.6   20.6   13.4  
- payout ratio   40.1%   33.3%   30.7%   38.9%   48.4%
- dividend yield   2.0%   2.4%   3.0%   3.3%   2.5%
Headcount 5 397   5 055   4 907   4 841   4 929  
% change compared to previous year   6.8%   3.0%   1.4%   -1.8%   -3.8%

* Restated

 

 

Mid- to long-term financial targets  
Sales (in million CHF) 1 600 - 1 700
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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