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Group's key performance indicators
  Group Continuing operations
          IFRS 16  applied
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Income statement            
Net sales € million 8 678,9 10 180,4 10 491,8 10 382,8 10 720,3
Change in net sales % -4,3 17,3 3,1 -1,0 3,3
             
Operating profit, comparable € million 244,5 272,9 296,2 428,5 461,6
Operating profit as percentage of net sales, comparable % 2,8 2,7 2,8 4,1 4,3
             
Operating profit € million 194,6 146,8 338,6 404,3 447,8
Operating profit as percentage of net sales % 2,2 1,4 3,2 3,9 4,2
             
Profit for the year (incl. non-controlling interests) € million 117,4 113,8 284,5 232,4 333,6
Profit for the year as percentage of net sales % 1,4 1,1 2,7 2,2 3,1
             
Profitability            
Return on equity, group % 5,2 5,2 12,3 8,7 16,6
Return on equity, comparable, group % 8,2 9,8 10,9 12,5 15,1
Return on capital employed % 9,3 6,4 15,2 9,2 9,3
Return on capital employed, comparable % 11,7 11,9 13,3 9,8 9,6
             
Funding and financial position            
Interest-bearing net debt, group € million -448,1 123,3 135,9 2 450,7 2 868,4
Interest-bearing net debt excluding lease liabilities € million -448,1 123,3 135,9 161,6 446,1
Gearing, group % -20,0 5,8 6,1 121,3 134,0
Equity ratio, group % 54,7 48,6 50,4 31,9 31,2
Interest-bearing net debt/EBITDA, group   -1,4 0,4 0,3 0,4 0,9
             
Other performance indicators            
Capital expenditure € million 219,0 743,1 333,5 417,6 686,1
Capital expenditure as percentage of net sales % 2,5 7,3 3,2 4,0 6,4
             
Cash flow from operating activities € million 276,4 170,2 291,8 748,4 893,1
Cash flow from investing activities € million 217,1 -501,1 -71,5 -373,3 -620,3
Cash flow from operating activities, discontinued operations € million - - 9,9 -23,3 3,5
Cash flow from investing activities, discontinued operations € million - - -16,8 164,3 3,5
             
Personnel, average for the period, group total   18 956 22 475 22 077 19 995 20 852
Personnel, as at 31 Dec., group total   21 935 27 656 24 984 23 458 25 168

 

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