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key figures 2015-2019

result (in EUR million) 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
revenue 2,841 2,759 2,694 2,522 2,475
operating profit (EBITDA) 493 462 422 392 367
operating profit (EBITA) 363 366 336 298 272
net profit before amortisation 267 275 238 212 190
cash flow from operations 465 427 427 383 330
free cash flow (before interest and tax) 312 312 310 273 243
balance sheet (in EUR million) 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
intangible assets 1,320 1,235 1,127 1,128 1,050
property, plant and equipment 874 818 775 762 736
capital expenditure 148 134 119 106 96
net working capital 490 464 455 480 461
total equity 1,838 1,676 1,513 1,391 1,285
net debt 755 586 569 713 718
capital employed 2,592 2,262 2,081 2,104 2,002
total assets 3,466 3,148 2,910 2,859 2,741
employees 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
number of employees at year-end 16,094 16,452 16,003 15,338 14,709
ratios 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
total equity as a % of total assets 53.0 53.2 52.0 48.7 46.9
leverage ratio 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.7 1.8
EBITA as a % of revenue 12.8 13.3 12.5 11.8 11.0
free cash flow conversion ratio 63.2 67.6 73.4 69.8 66.1
return on capital employed (ROCE) 14.1 16.6 16.2 14.7 14.3
added-value as a % of revenue 62.8 62.6 62.3 62.2 61.5
effective tax rate as a % of profit before tax 22.9 21.4 24.6 25.2 25.8
net debt / total equity 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6
interest cover ratio 22.1 27.2 25.9 24.6 21.8
shares issued (in millions) 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
number of ordinary shares issued 110.6 110.6 110.6 110.6 110.6
figures per share (in EUR) 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
earnings per share (before amortisation) 2.42 2.49 2.15 1.92 1.72
dividend 0.80 0.75 0.65 0.58 0.52
share price at year-end 40.01 29.05 42.40 30.82 31.79
revenue
(in EUR million)
2,475
2015
2,522
2016
2,694
2017
2,759
2018
2,841
2019
operating profit (EBITA)
(in EUR million)
272
2015
298
2016
336
2017
366
2018
363
2019
net profit before amortisation
(in EUR million)
190
2015
212
2016
238
2017
275
2018
267
2019
earnings per share (before amortisation)
(in EUR)
1.72
2015
1.92
2016
2.15
2017
2.49
2018
2.42
2019
free cash flow (before interest and tax)
(in EUR million)
243
2015
273
2016
310
2017
312
2018
312
2019
return on capital employed (ROCE)
(in %)
14.3
2015
14.7
2016
16.2
2017
16.6
2018
14.1
2019