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Financials at a glance

Year 2016¹⁾2015¹⁾ 2014 2013 2012 2011
Sales (in € ‘000) 233.019226.698 223.111 224.160 227.401 227.062
Change over the previous year in percent 2,8 %1,6 % -0,5% - 1,4 % 0,1 % 4,8 %
Export sales (in € ‘000) 50.17047.046 44.740 46.158 48.851 48.715
Change over the previous year in percent 6,6 %5,2 % -3,2 % - 5,5% 0,3 % 13,8 %
Export share 21,5 %20,8 % 20,1 % 20,6 % 21,5% 21,5 %
Investments (in € ‘000)2) 8.00212.319 15.914 12.416 10.521 11.066
Change over the previous year in percent - 35,0 %- 22,6 % 28,2% 18,0 % -4,9 % 18,0 %
Depreciation (in € ‘000) 10.07110.506 9.988 10.066 9.746 9.325
Change over the previous year in percent - 4,1 %5,2 % -0,8 % 3,3 % 4,5 % -1,6 %
Cost of materials ratio 47,8 %48,7 % 49,1 % 48,7 % 50,5 % 51,1 %
Staff cost ratio 32,2 %31,9 % 31,8% 31,4 % 30,5% 29,5 %
Number of employees as of December 31 3 1.3081.304 1.301 1.284 1.287 1.282
Change over the previous year in percent 0,3 %0,2 % 1,3 % - 0,2 % 0,4 % -3,1 %
EBITDA (in € ‘000) 19.96418.358 18.549 18.852 20.080 20.873
Change over the previous year in percent 8,7 %- 1,0 % -1,6 % - 6,1 % -3,8 % -13,6 %
EBIT (in € ‘000) 9.8937.852 8.561 8.786 10.334 11.548
Change over the previous year in percent 26,0 %- 8,3 % -2,6 % - 15,0% -10,5 % - 21,3 %
EBT (earnings before tax. in € ‘000) 10.5428.602 8.858 9.111 10.766 11.760
Change over the previous year in percent 22,6 %- 2,9 % -2,8 % - 15,4 % -8,3 % -21,9 %
Net profit (in € ‘000) 7.5846.334 6.377 6.437 7.465 8.208
Change over the previous year in percent 19,7 %- 0,7 % -0,9 % - 13,8 % -9,1 % -23,0 %
Return on sales before taxes 4,5 %3,8 % 4,0 % 4,1 % 4,7 % 5,2 %
ROCE 9,0 %6,9 % 7,6 % 8,2 % 9,3 % 10,4 %
Operating cash flow (in € ‘000) 19.23516.622 16.612 22.905 17.392 9.824
Change over the previous year in percent 15,7 %0,1 % -27,5 % 31,7 % 77,0 % -40,6 %
Equity ratio 65,7 %67,9 % 66,8 % 68,2 % 69,2 % 70,9 %
Return on equity 7,0 %5,9 % 6,1 % 6,0 % 7,1 % 7,7 %
Number of shares 4 5.720.0005.720.000 5.720.000 5.720.000 5.720.000 5.720.000
Earnings per ordinary share (EPS. in €) 1,381,14 1,15 1,16 1,35 1,48
Change over the previous year in percent 21,1 %- 0,9 % -0,9 % - 14,1% -8,8 % -22,9 %
Earnings per preference share (EPS. in €) 1,441,20 1,21 1,22 1,41 1,54
Change over the previous year in percent 20,0 %- 0,8 % -0,8 % - 13,5 % -8,4 % -22,2 %
Book value per share (in €) 5 20,1219,93 19,29 18,72 19,51 19,72
Change over the previous year in percent 1,0 %3,3 % -2,5 % 1,5 % -1,1 % 2,9 %

Dividend per ordinary share (in €) 6)

0,940,74 0,94 0,94 0,94 0,94
Change over the previous year in percent 27,0 %- 21,3 % 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
Dividend per preference share (in €)  6) 1,000,80 1,00 1,00 1,00 1,00
Change over the previous year in percent 25,0 %- 20,0 % 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 100,0%

1) The figures for 2016 and 2015 are for the first time presented at Group-wide level
2) Including intangible assets
3) Including trainees
4) 50% ordinary shares and 50% preference shares each (2,860,000 shares each)
5) The book value per share is calculated taking into account the portfolio of own shares
6) For 2016 subject to the resolution of the Annual General Meeting on June 27, 2017