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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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