Key figures Group

CHF million

Change

2021

2020

%

%1)

%2)

Order intake

3’948.3

2’837.5

39.1

39.3

37.5

Net sales

3’176.4

2’740.7

15.9

15.9

14.2

Order book

1’872.7

1’081.4

73.2

73.5

71.3

Operating profit before depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)

436.6

287.3

52.0

% of net sales

13.7%

10.5%

Operating profit (EBIT)

351.9

204.1

72.4

% of net sales

11.1%

7.4%

Net financial result

0.1

−‍3.9

102.6

Income tax expense

−‍82.8

−‍48.3

−‍71.4

% of profit before tax

23.5%

24.1%

Profit for the year

269.2

151.9

77.2

% of net sales

8.5%

5.5%

Earnings per share in CHF

25.96

14.71

76.5

Capital expenditure

73.5

72.2

1.8

Operating free cash flow

270.7

313.1

−‍13.5

Research and development costs

−‍118.1

−‍112.0

−‍5.4

Net cash/debt

550.9

403.8

36.4

Total assets

2’768.2

2’430.8

13.9

Equity

1’532.6

1’390.8

10.2

Equity ratio

55.4%

57.2%

Return on equity (ROE)

18.4%

10.9%

Net operating assets (NOA) average

1’052.0

1’150.7

−‍8.6

Return on net operating assets (RONOA) after tax

25.6%

13.5%

Number of employees at 31 December

13’562

12’5983)

7.7

6.7

Average number of employees4)

13’375

12’515

6.9

5.7

Net sales per employee

CHF 1’000

237

219

8.2

8.2

8.2

1) Adjusted for currency effects
2) Adjusted for currency and acquisition effects
3) 2020: 12’727 employees, of whom 129 on short-time work
4) Average 13’401 employees (FTEs), of whom 26 on short-time work
   (2020: 12’868 employees (FTEs), of whom 353 on short-time work)

Composition and calculation of additional performance measures that are not defined by Swiss GAAP FER.

Annual general meeting

The 39th ordinary annual general meeting of Bucher Industries AG will be held on 19 April 2023 and will start at 3.30 p.m., at the Mövenpick Hotel, Regensdorf, Switzerland. 

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