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Group's key performance indicators
  Group Continuing operations
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Income statement            
Net sales € million 9 071 8 679 10 180 10 492 10 383
Change in net sales % -2,6 -4,3 17,3 3,1 -1,0
             
Operating profit, comparable € million 232,6 244,5 272,9 296,2 332,2
Operating profit as percentage of net sales, comparable % 2,6 2,8 2,7 2,8 3,2
             
Operating profit € million 151,4 194,6 146,8 338,6 307,9
Operating profit as percentage of net sales % 1,7 2,2 1,4 3,2 3,0
             
Profit for the year (incl. non-controlling interests) € million 108 117 114 284 235
Profit for the year as percentage of net sales % 1,2 1,4 1,1 2,7 2,3
             
Profitability            
Return on equity, group % 4,7 5,2 5,2 12,3 8,1
Return on equity, comparable, group % 7,6 8,2 9,8 10,9 11,7
Return on capital employed % 6,4 9,3 6,4 15,2 12,9
Return on capital employed, comparable % 9,9 11,7 11,9 13,3 14,0
             
Funding and financial position            
Interest-bearing net debt, group € million -99,2 -448,1 123,3 135,9 161,6
Gearing, group % -4,4 -20,0 5,8 6,1 7,4
Equity ratio, group % 54,5 54,7 48,6 50,4 51,4
Interest-bearing net debt/EBITDA, group   -0,3 -1,4 0,4 0,3 0,4
             
Other performance indicators            
Capital expenditure € million 194 219 743 334 418
Capital expenditure as percentage of net sales % 2,1 2,5 7,3 3,2 4,0
             
Cash flow from operating activities € million 304 276 170 292 437
Cash flow from investing activities € million -182 217 -501 -72 -373
Cash flow from operating activities, discontinued operations € million - - - 10 -23
Cash flow from investing activities, discontinued operations € million - - - -17 164
             
Personnel, average for the period, group total   19 976 18 956 22 475 22 077 19 995
Personnel, as at 31 Dec., group total   23 794 21 935 27 657 24 983 23 458

 

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