Key figures

 
EUR million 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Results          
Revenue 1,714.5 1,529.8 1,358.3 1,233.4 1,116.6
Year on year revenue growth 12% 13% 10% 10% 9%
Gross profit 381.6 332.8 287.6 261.3 237.9
Gross profit in % of revenue 22.3% 21.8% 21.2% 21.2% 21.3%
Operating EBITA 1 147.8 128.3 110.0 96.6 90.2
Year on year Operating EBITA growth 15% 17% 14% 7% 6%
Operating EBITA in % of revenue 8.6% 8.4% 8.1% 7.8% 8.1%
Cash flow          
Free cash flow 2 140.4 119.3 94.6 80.5 86.5
Cash conversion margin 3 92.3% 90.5% 83.9% 81.3% 94.0%
Balance sheet          
Working capital 248.4 227.8 179.7 150.7 121.0
Total equity 722.1 653.8 530.8 (67.1) (49.7)
Net debt 397.6 437.5 266.6 823.5 724.6
Net debt/Operating EBITDA ratio 4 2.6 2.9 2.4 8.3 7.9
Employees          
Number of full time employees end of period 1,863 1,746 1,512 1,452 1,108
Shares          
Number of shares issued at year end (x 1,000) 52,592 52,592 50,000    
Weighted average number of shares (x 1,000) 52,477 51,612 25,118    
Earnings per share (weighted) 1.39 1.20 0.79    
Cash earnings per share (weighted) 5 2.01 1.79 1.42    
Proposed dividend per share 0.55 0.44 0.20    
 
1   Result from operating activities before amortisation of intangibles and non-recurring items
2   Operating EBITDA plus/less changes in working capital less capital expenditures
3   Free cash flow in percentage of Operating EBITDA
4   Including full year impact of acquisitions 2016
5   Result for the year before amortisation (net of tax)