Sika continued its strong track record of growth in 2018. Positive business performance in all regions, further investments, and a deliberate strategic focus on large cities all contributed to the excellent result.
New Record Figures
|in CHF mn
||2017||as % of net sales||2018||as % of net sales|
|Operating profit before depreciation (EBITDA)||1,068.5||17.1||1,149.9||16.3|
|Operating profit (EBIT)||896.3||14.3||945.9||13.4|
|Operating free cash flow||496.8||8||513.2||7.2|
|Balance sheet total||5,795.8||6,382.2|
|Equity ratio in %||58.9||26.3|
|ROCE in %||29.8||26.2|
|Earnings per share in CHF (1)||253.52||4.69|
|Number of employees||18,484||20,060|
|Training hours per employee||12.9||16.8|
1 Due to share split in June 2018, the dividend per share of the previous year has been adjusted by the factor 60 to ensure comparabilty.