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Key figures 2014 - 2018

result (in EUR million) 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
revenue 2,759 2,694 2,522 2,475 2,201
added-value 1,726 1,678 1,569 1,521 1,332
operating profit (EBITDA) 462 422 392 367 332
operating profit (EBITA) 366 336 298 272 247
net profit before amortisation 275 238 212 190 168
depreciation 96 87 94 95 85
cash flow from operations 427 427 383 330 307
free cash flow (before interest and tax) 312 310 273 243 222
balance sheet (in EUR million) 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
intangible assets 1,235 1,127 1,128 1,050 900
property, plant and equipment 818 775 762 736 726
capital expenditure 134 119 106 96 85
net working capital 464 455 480 461 427
total equity 1,676 1,513 1,391 1,285 1,163
net debt 586 569 713 718 690
capital employed 2,262 2,081 2,104 2,002 1,854
total assets 3,148 2,910 2,859 2,741 2,552
employees 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
number of employees at year-end 16,452 16,003 15,338 14,709 14,492
ratios 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
total equity as a % of total assets 53.2 52.0 48.7 46.9 45.6
leverage ratio 1.3 1.3 1.7 1.8 1.9
EBITA as a % of revenue 13.3 12.5 11.8 11.0 11.2
free cash flow conversion ratio 67.6 73.4 69.8 66.1 66.9
return on capital employed (ROCE) 16.6 16.2 14.7 14.3 14.1
added-value as a % of revenue 62.6 62.3 62.2 61.5 60.5
EBITDA as a % of revenue 16.7 15.7 15.5 14.8 15.1
net profit as a % of revenue 10.0 8.8 8.4 7.7 7.6
effective tax rate as a % of profit before tax 21.4 24.6 25.2 25.8 27.4
net debt / total equity 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6
interest cover ratio 27.2 25.9 24.6 21.8 22.6
shares issued (in millions) 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
ordinary shares (at year-end) 110.6 110.6 110.6 110.6 110.6
figures per share (in EUR) 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
cash flow before amortisation 3.35 2.94 2.77 2.58 2.29
net profit before amortisation 2.49 2.15 1.92 1.72 1.52
dividend 0.75 0.65 0.58 0.52 0.46
share price at year-end 29.05 42.40 30.82 31.79 24.54
health & safety KPIs 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
LTI frequency ratio 11.0 11.7 11.4 10.9 10.1
average days lost per LTI 18.3 17.8 17.0 13.5 20.7
absenteeism (in %) 3.6 3.5 3.1 3.3 3.0

revenue

(in EUR million)

2,201
2014
2,475
2015
2,522
2016
2,694
2017
2,759
2018

operating profit
(EBITA)

(in EUR million)

247
2014
272
2015
298
2016
336
2017
366
2018

net profit
(before amortisation)

(in EUR million)

168
2014
190
2015
212
2016
238
2017
275
2018

earnings per share
(before amortisation)

(in EUR)

1.52
2014
1.72
2015
1.92
2016
2.15
2017
2.49
2018

free
cash flow

(in EUR million)

222
2014
243
2015
273
2016
310
2017
312
2018

return on capital
employed (ROCE)

(in %)

14.1
2014
14.3
2015
14.7
2016
16.2
2017
16.6
2018