Key figures Group

CHF million

Change in

2020

2019

%

%1)

%2)

Order intake

2’837.5

3’008.0

−‍5.7

−‍0.4

−‍1.2

Net sales

2’740.7

3’106.0

−‍11.8

−‍7.2

−‍7.8

Order book

1’081.4

1’018.7

6.2

12.1

10.9

Operating profit before depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)

287.3

368.3

−‍22.0

as % of net sales

10.5%

11.9%

Operating profit (EBIT)

204.1

284.6

−‍28.3

as % of net sales

7.4%

9.2%

Net financial result

−‍3.9

−‍3.1

−‍25.8

Income tax expense

−‍48.3

−‍53.5

9.7

as % of profit before tax

24.1%

19.0%

Profit for the year

151.9

228.0

−‍33.4

as % of net sales

5.5%

7.3%

Earnings per share in CHF

14.71

21.92

−‍32.9

Capital expenditure

72.2

125.2

−‍42.3

Operating free cash flow

313.1

162.7

92.4

Research and development costs

−‍112.0

−‍127.5

12.2

Net cash/debt

403.8

214.6

88.2

Total assets

2’430.8

2’545.1

−‍4.5

Equity

1’390.8

1’392.9

−‍0.2

Equity ratio

57.2%

54.7%

Return on equity (ROE)

10.9%

17.0%

Net operating assets (NOA) average

1’150.7

1’214.1

−‍5.2

Return on net operating assets (RONOA) after tax

13.5%

19.0%

Number of employees at 31 December

12’5983)

13’107

−‍3.9

−‍5.0

Average number of employees

12’5153)

13’280

−‍5.8

−‍7.0

Net sales per employee

CHF 1’000

219

234

−‍6.4

−‍1.7

−‍0.9

1) Adjusted for currency effects
2) Adjusted for currency, acquisition and divestment effects
3) 12’727 employees (FTEs), of whom 129 on short-time work;
   average 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 38th ordinary annual general meeting of Bucher Industries AG will be held on 12 April 2022 and will start at 3.30 p.m., at the Mövenpick Hotel, Regensdorf, Switzerland.

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