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Financials at a glance

Year2018¹2017¹2016¹⁾2015¹⁾2014 
Sales (in € ‘000)233.182234.411233.019226.698223.111 
Change over the previous year in percent- 0,5 %0,6 %2,8 %1,6 %-0,5% 
Export sales (in € ‘000)57.91754.58350.17047.04644.740 
Change over the previous year in percent6,0 %8,8 %6,6 %5,2 %-3,2 % 
Export share24,8 %23,3 %21,5 %20,8 %20,1 % 
Investments (in € ‘000)2) 10.85113.8448.00212.31915.914 
Change over the previous year in percent- 21,6 %73,0 %- 35,0 %- 22,6 %28,2% 
Depreciation (in € ‘000)10.5619.77510.07110.5069.988 
Change over the previous year in percent8,0 %- 2,9 %- 4,1 %5,2 %-0,8 % 
Cost of materials ratio49,7 %48,8 %47,8 %48,7 %49,1 % 
Staff cost ratio32,3 %31,7 %32,2 %31,9 %31,8% 
Number of employees as of December 31 31.3191.2791.3081.3041.301 
Change over the previous year in percent3,1 %- 2,2 %0,3 %0,2 %1,3 % 
EBITDA (in € ‘000)15.79618.11219.96418.35818.549 
Change over the previous year in percent- 12,8 %- 9,3 %8,7 %- 1,0 %-1,6 % 
EBIT (in € ‘000)5.2358.3379.8937.8528.561 
Change over the previous year in percent- 37,2 %-15,7 %26,0 %- 8,3 %-2,6 % 
EBT (earnings before tax. in € ‘000)5.9739.09910.5428.6028.858 
Change over the previous year in percent- 34,4 %-13,7 %22,6 %- 2,9 %-2,8 % 
Net profit (in € ‘000)4.5096.5177.5846.3346.377 
Change over the previous year in percent- 30,8 %- 14,1 %19,7 %- 0,7 %-0,9 % 
Return on sales before taxes2,6 %3,9 %4,5 %3,8 %4,0 % 
ROCE4,1 %7,1 %9,0 %6,9 %7,6 % 
Operating cash flow (in € ‘000)9.19912.17319.23516.62216.612 
Change over the previous year in percent- 24,4 %- 36,7 %15,7 %0,1 %-27,5 % 
Equity ratio66,4 %65,3 %65,7 %67,9 %66,8 % 
Return on equity4,1 %6,0 %7,0 %5,9 %6,1 % 
Number of shares 45.354.9345.720.0005.720.0005.720.0005.720.000 
Earnings per ordinary share (EPS. in €)0,811,191,381,141,15 
Change over the previous year in percent- 31,9 %- 13,8 %21,1 %- 0,9 %-0,9 % 
Earnings per preference share (EPS. in €)0,871,251,441,201,21 
Change over the previous year in percent- 30,4 %- 13,2 %20,0 %- 0,8 %-0,8 % 
Book value per share (in €) 520,4120,3220,1219,9319,29 
Change over the previous year in percent0,4 %1,0 %1,0 %3,3 %-2,5 % 

Dividend per ordinary share (in €) 6)

0,120,740,940,740,94 
Change over the previous year in percent- 83,8 %- 21,3 %27,0 %- 21,3 %0,0% 
Dividend per preference share (in €)  6)0,180,801,000,801,00 
Change over the previous year in percent- 77,5 %- 20,0 %25,0 %- 20,0 %0,0% 

1) The figures for 2015 to 2018 are reported on a group basis
2) Including intangible assets
3) The number of employees includes trainees
4) As of 2018 split into 2,860,000 ordinary shares and 2,494,934 preference shares
5) The book value per share is calculated taking into account the portfolio of own shares.
6) For 2018 subject to the resolution of the Annual General Meeting on May 17, 2019