Group (CHF 000 or as indicated) 2018 % 2017 % 2016 %
Net sales 1 195 599 1 171 578 1 087 855
Gross profit 156 838 13.11 149 826 12.81 143 966 13.21
Operating profit (EBITDA) 58 296 4.91 55 954 4.81 54 255 5.01
Operating profit (EBIT) 52 535 4.41 50 123 4.31 48 471 4.51
Net consolidated profit 39 531 3.31 35 226 3.01 36 147 3.31
Total assets 367 070 302 640 192 887
Net debt –76 161 –70 200 -66 152
Shareholders' equity 34 382 9.42 8 977 3.02 -3 294 -1.72
Net debt-to-EBITDA ratio 1.31 1.25 1.22
Net cash flow from operating activities before 
change in net assets and taxes
58 254 56 044
 
54 475
 
Investments in property, plant & equipment and intangible assets  10 420 10 947 9 809
Number of full-time employees as of December 31 930 867 878
Switzerland 119 124 129
Germany 73 65 55
Data per title  (CHF 000 or as indicated) 2018 2017 2016
Number of shares issued as of December 31 (pieces)  40 781 213 32 195 697 32 195 697
Weighted average number of outstanding 
shares (pieces) 
38 664 992 32 163 959
 
32 179 994
 
Earnings per share – undiluted/diluted  1.02 1.10 1.12
Equity per share 0.84 0.28 -0.10
Payout per share 0.603 0.60 0.60
Share price (highest/lowest) 12.48/9.51 15.95/11.45 14.75/12.15
Share price as of December 10.94 12.85 14.50

1 = In percent of net sales. 
2 = In percent of the balance sheet total. 
3 = Distribution free of withholding tax from the reserves from capital contributions.

Consolidated profit  (in CHF mio.)

EBIT (in CHF mio.)

Net sales (in CHF mio.)