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Business Development 2014 – 2018

This overview may include historically adjusted values in order to ensure comparability with 2018.

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 € million 2014 2015 2016 20171 2018 change in %
Results of operations
 
Net sales 11,363 12,845 15,024 14,517 14,836 2.2%
Operating result (EBIT)2 1,762 1,843 2,481 2,423 1,727 – 28.7%
Margin (% of net sales)2 15.5% 14.3% 16.5% 16.7% 11.6%
EBITDA2 3,123 3,354 4,415 4,164 3,528 – 15.3%
Margin (% of net sales)2 27.5% 26.1% 29.4% 28.7% 23.8%
Adjustments2 – 265 – 276 – 75 – 82 – 272 > 100.0%
EBITDA pre2 3,388 3,630 4,490 4,246 3,800 – 10.5%
Margin (% of net sales)2 29.8% 28.3% 29.9% 29.3% 25.6%
Profit before income tax 1,557 1,487 2,154 2,129 1,461 – 31.4%
Profit after tax 1,165 1,124 1,633 2,615 3,396 29.9%
Earnings per share (in €) 2.66 2.56 3.75 5.99 7.76 29.5%
 
Assets and liabilities
Total equity and liabilities 26,010 38,081 38,258 35,621 36,888 3.6%
Non-current assets 15,530 30,737 30,589 28,166 27,652 – 1.8%
of which:
Goodwill 5,694 14,492 15,015 13,582 13,764 1.3%
Other intangible assets 5,702 10,930 9,980 8,317 7,237 – 13.0%
Property, plant and equipment 2,990 4,008 4,231 4,512 4,811 6.6%
Current assets 10,480 7,344 7,670 7,455 9,236 23.9%
of which:
Inventories 1,660 2,610 2,609 2,632 2,764 5.0%
Trade accounts receivable 2,220 2,738 2,889 2,923 2,931 0.3%
Cash and cash equivalents 2,879 832 939 589 2,170 > 100.0%
Equity 11,801 12,855 14,050 14,066 17,233 22.5%
Financial liabilities 5,637 13,713 12,597 10,823 8,896 – 17.8%
Non-current 3,561 9,616 8,809 8,033 6,681 – 16.8%
Current 2,076 4,097 3,788 2,790 2,215 – 20.6%
 
Liquidity
Investments in intangible assets3 143 179 132 392 106 – 72.9%
Investments in property, plant and equipment3 481 514 716 919 910 – 0.9%
Business free cash flow2 2,605 2,766 3,318 3,193 2,508 – 21.4%
Net financial debt2 559 12,654 11,513 10,144 6,701 – 33.9%
 
Other key data
Equity ratio (in %)2 45.4% 33.8% 36.7% 39.5% 46.7%
Research and development costs 1,704 1,709 1,976 2,108 2,225 5.6%
Dividend per share (in €) 1.00 1.05 1.20 1.25 1.254
Employees (number as of December 31) 39,639 49,613 50,348 52,880 51,713 – 2.2%
1
Fiscal 2017 has been adjusted, see Note (49) ‟Effects from new accounting standards and other presentation and measurement changes” ‟Effects from new accounting standards and other presentation and measurement changes” in the Notes
to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
2
Not defined by International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs).
3
According to the consolidated cash flow statement.
4
Proposal on the appropriation of profits for 2018.