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
Net sales 6,248.3   7,085.4  
Gross result 3,399.1 54.4 3,751.7 53
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
Net profit 649 10.4 687.1 9.7
Operating free cash flow 496.8 8 513.2 7.2
Capital expenditures 163.4 2.6 238.6 3.4
Balance sheet total 5,795.8   6,382.2  
Shareholders' equity 3,411.1   1,675.4  
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.

Net sales (consolidated) - Annual Report 2018
Operating profit (EBIT) - Annual Report 2018
Net profit - Annual Report 2018
Operating free cash flow - Annual Report 2018
ROCE - Annual Report 2018