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Key Figures: 5-year-review

in million CHF20182017201620152014
Forwarding services 7,1046,5326,3217,1298,172
Change in %8.763.32-11.33-12.77-0.03
Net forwarding revenue6,0365,5335,1965,8556,707
Change in %9.096.48-11.26-12.70-0.75
Gross profit1,5001,3981,4251,4741,586
Change in %7.29-1.88-3.34-7.071.60
in % of net forwarding revenue24.8525.2627.4225.1723.65
Consolidated loss / profit 75.757.552.388.286.5
Change in %31.789.89-40.731.97639.50
in % of gross profit5.054.113.675.995.46
EBITDA289.5146.2131.7168.3174.0
Change in %98.0311.04-21.79-3.2645.26
in % of gross profit19.3010.469.2411.4210.97
EBITA 266.8124.9105.9140.5142.1
Change in %113.5917.96-24.62-1.1266.15
in % of gross profit17.798.947.439.538.96
EBIT 118.4103.382.0117.2116.7
Change in %14.5726.06-30.090.44143.19
in % of gross profit7.897.395.757.957.36
Cash generated from operations
 
164.5105.6150.1187.4152.9
Change in %55.71-29.66-19.8722.54107.19
in % of gross profit10.977.5610.5412.719.64
Net cash from operating activities125.567.3110.7151.7123.0
Change in %86.41-39.22-26.9823.27189.48
in % of gross profit8.374.827.7710.297.76
Free cash flow59.3-0.886.6142.887.0
Change in %-7,239.76-100.96-39.3464.08-1,681.84
in % of gross profit3.95-0.066.089.695.49
Net (operational) working capital415.8300.4256.3285.0384.8
Change in %38.4317.19-10.07-25.94-1.10
Capital expenditure on tangible and intangible assets
 
40.854.024.616.548.1
Change in %-24.37119.5148.98-65.65-3.49
In % of gross profit2.723.861.731.123.03
Net capital expenditure on tangible and intangible assets 46.452.28.26.445.1
Change in %-11.17537.0728.62

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-6.96
in % of gross profit3.093.740.580.432.84
Depreciation and amortization (incl. impairment losses) 171.142.949.751.157.3
Change in %299.28-13.76-2.75-10.81-20.27
in % of gross profit11.413.073.493.473.61
Personnel expenses
 
925.8889.8870.5896.2976.9
Personnel     
Number of employees (headcount) at year-end (world)14,53914,35514,21714,77415,639
Number of employees (headcount) at year-end (Switzerland)622619641651682
Yearly average full time equivalents (FTE) (world)
 
14,51414,05114,57215,34016,180
Productivity ratios (CHF)     
Net sales per average FTE415,857393,764356,566381,714414,521
Gross profit per average FTE103,32899,48097,76296,07898,018
Personnel expenses per average FTE
 
63,78963,33059,73758,42360,372
Personnel cost in % of gross profit61.7463.6661.1060.8161.59
Leverage (liabilities / equity)
 
2.951.991.721.681.66
Net interest-bearing liabilities186-305-386-390-363
Gross gearing (interest-bearing liabilities / equity)
 
0.830.010.000.000.01
Net gearing (net interest-bearing liabilities / equity)0.33-0.50-0.63-0.61-0.50
ROCE (EBIT less tax / capital employed) in %16.0521.6921.4328.2024.01
Current cash debt coverage ratio (net operating cash flow / average current liability)
 
0.110.070.120.150.11
Cash debt coverage ratio (net operating cash flow / average total liability)
 
0.090.060.100.130.10
Return on equity in %12.779.408.413.012.2

Change in %

 

35.8511.90-35.386.56662.50