Key Figures

€m 2017 2016 Changes
Financial performance      
Sales revenue 860.1 769.8 11.7%
thereof outside Germany 74% 73%
thereof in Germany 26% 27%
EBITDA before non-recurring charges 1) 90.7 69.9 29.8%
Operating profit/loss (EBIT) before non-recurring charges 1)
40.1 20.7 93.7%
Result from continuing operations before income taxes – 7.8 – 27.2 71.3%
Consolidated net result (attributable to the shareholders of the parent
company)
138.9 – 111.7 >100%
Return on sales (EBIT-margin)2) 4.7% 2.7%  
Return on capital employed (ROCE EBITDA)3) 10.5% 8.4%  
Earnings per share, basic and diluted (in €) 1.14 – 1.19 >100%
Net assets      
Equity attributable to the shareholders of the parent company 457.0 331.8 37.7%
Total assets 1,541.7 1,899.2 – 18.8%
Net financial debt 139.0 449.4 – 69.1%
Equity ratio 4) 29.6% 17.5%  
Gearing 5) 0.30 1.35 – 77.5%
Headcount 6) 4,193 5,384 – 22.1%
Financial position      
Payments to purchase intangible assets and property, plant and equipment 52.9 34.6 – 52.9%
Depreciation/amortization expense 50.6 49.2 2.8%
Working capital 318.5 254.2 25.3%
Free cash flow 7) – 144.7 – 48.1 > –100%

 

1) Before non-recurring items of €8.9 million in 2017 and €3.0 million in 2016

2) EBIT before non-recurring charges to sales revenue

3) EBITDA before non-recurring charges to average capital employed - continuing operations (total of goodwill, other intangible assets, property, plant and equipment, investments accounted for At-Equity and working capital)

4) Equity attributable to the shareholders of the parent company to total assets

5) Net financial debt to equity attributable to the shareholders of the parent company

6) As of Dec. 31, 2016 including discontinued operations

7) Cash flow from operating activities (continued operations) minus cash flow from investing activities (continued operations)