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Press release 27.06.2019

Bucher Industries pushes ahead with its commitment to sustainability

In 2018, Bucher Industries undertook further initiatives to implement its sustainability strategy. The divisions launched new products, including an agricultural machine that works the soil without depleting it, hydraulic components specially designed for electrified machines and a control solution that reduces the use of plastic in food packaging. Bucher Industries prepares its sustainability report in accordance with the GRI Standards.

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Manuela Suter and Ivan Kühne
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Key figures Group

CHF million

Change in

2018

2017

%

%1)

%2)

Order intake

3 205.9

2 870.7

11.7

10.1

9.3

Net sales

3 064.5

2 647.4

15.8

14.2

13.4

Order book

1 136.8

960.3

18.4

15.9

14.2

Operating profit before depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)

372.7

318.0

17.2

as % of net sales

12.2%

12.0%

Operating profit (EBIT)

277.5

226.4

22.6

as % of net sales

9.1%

8.6%

Net financial result

–0.6

–1.1

45.5

Income tax expense

–61.6

–57.6

–6.9

as % of profit before tax

22.2%

25.6%

Profit/(loss) for the year

215.3

167.7

28.4

as % of net sales

7.0%

6.3%

Earnings per share in CHF

20.77

16.81

23.6

Capital expenditure

102.7

76.2

34.8

Operating free cash flow

100.7

148.2

–32.1

Research and development costs

–118.5

–110.0

–7.7

Net cash/debt

159.3

214.2

25.6

Total assets

2 773.5

2 719.8

2.0

Equity

1 489.6

1 432.1

4.0

Equity ratio

53.7%

52.7%

Return on equity (ROE)

14.7%

12.6%

Net operating assets (NOA) average

1 372.9

1 273.9

7.8

Return on net operating assets (RONOA after tax

15.7%

13.2%

Number of employees at 31 December

13 054

12 108

7.8

4.6

Average number of employees during year

12 636

11 707

7.9

6.8

Net sales per employee

CHF 1 000

243

226

7.5

5.8

6.2

1)Adjusted for currency effects

2)Adjusted for currencya and acquisition effects

Annual general meeting

The 36th ordinary annual general meeting of Bucher Industries AG will be held on 24 April 2020 and will start at 3.30 p.m., at the Mövenpick Hotel in Regensdorf, Switzerland.

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