Key figures Group

CHF million

Change in

2019

2018

%

%1)

%2)

Order intake

3’008.0

3’205.9

−‍6.2

−‍3.6

−‍5.6

Net sales

3’106.0

3’064.5

1.4

4.0

1.8

Order book

1’018.7

1’136.8

−‍10.4

−‍7.8

−‍7.9

Operating profit before depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)

368.3

374.1

−‍1.6

as % of net sales

11.9%

12.2%

Operating profit (EBIT)

284.6

292.2

−‍2.6

as % of net sales

9.2%

9.5%

Net financial result

−‍3.1

−‍0.6

−‍416.7

Income tax expense

−‍53.5

−‍65.7

18.6

as % of profit before tax

19.0%

22.5%

Profit for the year

228.0

225.9

0.9

as % of net sales

7.3%

7.4%

Earnings per share in CHF

21.92

21.80

0.6

Capital expenditure

125.2

102.7

21.9

Operating free cash flow

162.7

100.7

61.6

Research and development costs

−‍127.5

−‍118.5

−‍7.6

Net cash/debt

214.6

159.3

34.7

Total assets

2’545.1

2’543.2

0.1

Equity

1’392.9

1’296.0

7.5

Equity ratio

54.7%

51.0%

Return on equity (ROE)

17.0%

17.8%

Net operating assets (NOA) average

1’214.1

1’155.5

5.1

Return on net operating assets (RONOA) after tax

19.0%

19.6%

Number of employees at 31 December

13’107

13’054

0.4

−‍0.6

Average number of employees

13’280

12’636

5.1

2.6

Net sales per employee

CHF 1’000

234

243

−‍3.7

−‍1.2

−‍0.8

1) Adjusted for currency effects

2) Adjusted for currency, acquisition and divestment effects

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

Annual general meeting

The 37th ordinary annual general meeting of Bucher Industries AG will be held on 15 April 2021 and will start at 3.30 p.m., at the Mövenpick Hotel in Regendorf, Switzerland.

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