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Press release 25.06.2020

Bucher Industries committed to develop increasingly sustainable products

In 2019, Bucher Industries pursued its sustainability strategy with great commitment, despite increasingly challenging markets. The focus of its efforts continued to be on the efficiency and productivity of its products, as this is the biggest lever the Group has to contribute to a sustainable future. Bucher Industries utilises the Standards of the Global Reporting Initiative to report its sustainability efforts.

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Manuela Suter and Ivan Kühne
+41 58 750 15 50
ir@bucherindustries.com

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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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