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Key figures

The Wilo Group can look back at successful years. Despite a very challenging overall economic situation with numerous geo-political conflicts, the Wilo Group has achieved significantly increased sales and yields. The innovation and technology leadership has been strengthened by the introduction of innovative products and services, as well as through the further development of the existing product portfolio. Targeted investment at the important European production sites and in the booming emerging markets mean that the international market presence could be improved and the regional diversification increased. This has created the sustainable basis for accelerated, profitable growth. Looking at the facts and figures, the positive development of the Wilo Group becomes clear:

Facts, figures and performance overview

WILO SE

Legal status:

European Company (Societas Europaea)

Sales: 1.424,8 million EUR in 2017

Business segment

The Wilo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of pumps and pump systems for heating, cooling and air-conditioning technology as well as for water supply and sewage treatment and disposal.

Wilo's key financial figures

Sales

1424.8

million EUR

EBIT

106.3

million EUR

corporate result

85.9

million EUR

investments

124.8

million EUR

R&D expenditures

63.6

million EUR

number of employees

7726

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Figures

  2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Sales in Mio. Euro 1.424,8 1.327,1 1.317,1 1.234,7 1.230,8 1.187,1 1.070,5
Sales growth % 7,4 0,8/3,9(1) 6,7 0,3/3,0(1) 3,7 10,9 4,8
EBIT in Mio. Euro 106,3 107,1 121,2 111,2 125,7 119,7 97,6
EBIT as % of sales 7,5 8,1 9,2 9,0 10,2 10,1 9,1
Consolidated net income
in Mio. Euro
85,9 76,0 80,5 69,8 83,0 78,2 53,4
Consolidated net income
as % of sales
6,0 5,7 6,1 5,7 6,7 6,6 5,0
Earnings per ordinary share
in Euro
8,76 7,88 8,35 7,11 8,12 7,63 5,19
Cash flow from operating activities
in Mio. Euro
140,4 137,4 132,3 109,8 130,2 120,8 54,4
Cash
in Mio. Euro
161,8 178,3 165,8 149,1 177,5 176,5 166,0
Investments
in Mio. Euro
124,8 109,5 106,4 66,1 63,9 90,0 61,5
R & D expenditure (2) in Mio. Euro 63,6 65,0 62,4 51,2 43,9 39,2 36,8
R & D expenditure (2) as % of sale 4,5 4,9 4,7 4,1 3,6 3,3 3,4
Equity
in Mio. Euro
707,0 653,6 560,9 477,1 476,9 458,0 407,2
Equity ratio
in %
51,6 53,6 49,3 46,4 47,9 46,8 45,8
Employees (annual average) 7.726 7.548 7.383 7.425 7.194 6.900 6.708

(1) Adjusted for foreign currency effects (2) Including capitalised development costs

Sales and EBIT or EBIT margin represent the central control parameters of the Wilo Group and are therefore a component of the analysis of the business performance, evaluation of the company’s situation and the prognosis report for the purposes of external financial reporting in accordance with DRS 20.

Another important control parameter at company level is free cash flow, i.e. the generated liquidity surplus. Continued positive free cash flow ensures the financial independence of the Wilo Group and its liquidity. Important control variables for improving the free cash flow are the increase of revenue and EBIT. Beyond this, the development of free cash flow is aided by systematic management of the operative working capital and an agreed investment policy.

Moreover, the Wilo Group is also obliged to adhere to certain customary financial covenants within the framework of long-term financing agreements. Included in these is especially the debt ratio, i.e. the ratio of the consolidated net debt to the consolidated EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation), the equity ratio and the interest coverage ratio, defined as the ratio between the consolidated EBITDA to the consolidated interest costs. The key figures are regularly checked and reported to the Executive Board in order to guarantee adherence to the required minimum values. The Wilo Group also fulfilled the agreed financial key figures in 2017.