Key Figures

All figures are given in millions of € according to IFRS,
unless otherwise specified
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Order intake, sales revenue and earnings
Order intake 1,307.3 1,162.3 1,080.8 946.4 722.1
Sales revenue 1,212.2 1,081.0 1,051.6 884.3 683.5
Underlying EBITDA1, 2) 342.4 294.9 288.7 231.3 160.5
Underlying EBITDA1, 2) as % of sales revenue 28.2 27.3 27.5 26.2 23.5
Net profit after non-controlling interest 208.1 161.1 153.7 118.0 72.4
Underlying net profit1) after non-controlling interest2) 219.3 180.4 176.6 139.3 87.2
Research and development costs 60.6 53.2 47.5 41.5 34.13)
Financial data per share4)
Earnings per share 2.26 1.75 1.67 1.28 0.79
Earnings per share (in €)1, 5) 2.38 1.96 1.92 1.51 0.95
Dividend per share (in €) 0.576) 0.46 0.42 0.33 0.22
Balance sheet
Balance sheet total 1,571.5 1,403.9 1,195.8 1,066.1 907.3
Equity 1,044.9 879.5 763.6 647.2 539.1
Equity ratio (in %) 66.5 62.6 63.9 60.7 59.4
Financials
Capital expenditures 177.0 136.7 80.2 54.5 44.2
Capital expenditures as % of sales revenue 14.6 12.6 7.6 6.2 6.5
Depreciation and amortization 60.9 50.6 44.7 39.4 35.6
Net cash flow from operating activities 227.3 174.7 156.7 142.8 111.3
Net debt7) 125.7 127.1 67.6 86.4 87.4
Ratio of net debt to underlying EBITDA1, 2) 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.5
Total number of employees as of December 31 5,637 5,092 4,725 4,202 3,697

1) Adjusted for extraordinary items

2) For more information on EBITDA, net profit and the underlying presentation, please refer to the Group Business Development chapter and to the Glossary.

3) Restated

4) 2014 to 2015 adjusted for stock split; rounded values

5) Adjusted for extraordinary items, non-cash amortization acc. to IFRS 3 and fair value adjustments of hedging instruments, as well as the corresponding tex effects for each of these items.

6) Amount suggested by the Board of Directors (Conseil d’administration) and subject to approval by the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting.

7) Net debt excludes the liability for the remaining purchase price for acquisitions; 2018: 8.7 million euros, 2017: 46.5 million euros, 2016: 49.6 million euros, 2015: 47.5 million euros, 2014: 42.8 million euros