Group (CHF 000 or as indicated) 2018 % 2017 % 2016 %
Net sales 1 195 599 C2 1 171 578 C4 1 087 855 C6
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 C2 302 640 C4 192 887 C6
Net debt –76 161 C2 –70 200 C4 -66 152 C6
Shareholders' equity 34 382 9.42 8 977 3.02 -3 294 -1.72
Net debt-to-EBITDA ratio 1.31 C2 1.25 C4 1.22 C6
Net cash flow from operating activities before 
change in net assets and taxes
58 254 C2 56 044
 
C4 54 475
 
C6
Investments in property, plant & equipment and intangible assets  10 420 C2 10 947 C4 9 809 C6
Number of full-time employees as of December 31 930 C2 867 C4 878 C6
Switzerland 119 C2 124 C4 129 C6
Germany 73 C2 65 C4 55 C6
Data per title  (CHF 000 or as indicated) 2018 H2 2017 H4 2016 H6
Number of shares issued as of December 31 (pieces)  40 781 213 C2 32 195 697 C4 32 195 697 C6
Weighted average number of outstanding 
shares (pieces) 
38 664 992 C2 32 163 959
 
C4 32 179 994
 
C6
Earnings per share – undiluted/diluted  1.02 C2 1.10 C4 1.12 C6
Equity per share 0.84 C2 0.28 C4 -0.10 C6
Payout per share 0.603 C2 0.60 C4 0.60 C6
Share price (highest/lowest) 12.48/9.51 C2 15.95/11.45 C4 14.75/12.15 C6
Share price as of December 10.94 C2 12.85 C4 14.50 C6

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.)