Key Figures

ALSO is reporting record earnings in 2017, which is the seventh year in a row it has achieved this feat

Consolidated statement of comprehensive income (MIO EUR) 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Net sales 8 890,7 7 984,1 7 792.1 7 237.8 6 532.6
Gross margin 544,3 506,0 507.5 462.8 428.6
EBITDA 157,3 146,0 140.0 123.9 113.5
EBIT 141,0 128,5 109,9 96,0 87,4
Profit before tax (EBT) 124,2 113,9 90.8 81.9 72.6
Net profit Group 92,5 83,2 62.9 60.9 50.1
Consolidated statement of financial position (MIO EUR) 12.31.2017 12.31.2016 12.31.2015 12.31.2014 12.31.2013
Cash and cash equivalents 235,6 55,5 40.0 24.2 41.6
Other current assets 1 662,7 1 579,7 1 464.8 1 426.1 1 210.1
Non-current assets 260,2 259,9 255.0 261.5 241.1
Total assets 2 158,5 1 895,1 1 759.8 1 711.8 1 492.8
Current liabilities 1 179,3 1 100,4 1 031.2 1 025.4 932.2
Non-current liabilities 355,9 229,5 235.8 232.4 139.3
Equity 623,3 565,2 492.8 454.0 421.3
Total liabilities 2 158,5 1 895,1 1 759.8 1 711.8 1 492.8
Equity ratio 28,9% 29,8% 28.0% 26.5 % 28.2 %
Consolidated statement of cash flows (MIO EUR) 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Free cash flow 67,3 70,5 21.3 – 12.8 51.4
Cash flow before changes working capital 97,7 100,1 96.1 88.3 71.3
Investments in property, plant and equipment 11,0 6,8 9.8 6.3 5.6
Key figures 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Gross margin in % of sales 6,1% 6,3% 6.5% 6.4% 6.6%
Net profit Group in % of sales 1,0% 1,0% 0.8% 0.8 % 0.8 %
Return on equity (ROE) 14,8% 14,7% 12.8% 13.4 % 11.9 %
Net financial debt/EBITDA 1,10 1,14 1.54 1.44 0,67
Average headcount during the year 1) 3 790 3 524 3 649 3 426 3 155
EBITDA per employee in EUR 000 41,5 41,4 38.4 36.2 36.0
Share of ALSO Holding AG 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Number of registered shares, nominal value CHF 1.00 per share 12 848 962 12 848 962 12 848 962 12 848 962 12 848 962
Dividend per registered share (CHF) 2.75 2) 2.25 1.90 1.60 1.40
Earnings per share EPS (CHF) 8,03 7,09 5.26 5.82 4.81
Equity per registered share (CHF) 56,77 47,24 41.56 42.49 40.25
Market capitalization at December 31 (MIO CHF) 1721,8 1155,1 884.0 666.2 636.0
Price-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) 16,7 12,7 13.1 9.0 10.3
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Basis: full-time equivalent positions excluding temporary employees

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Proposal of the Board of Directors