Trend Key Figures

GF generated sales of CHF 3 795 million in 2014 for an increase of 1%.

In CHF million

Corporation 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Order intake 3 836 3 795 3 691 3 734 3 625
Orders on hand at year-end 1 634 577 565 666 579
Sales 3 795 3 766 3 720 3 638 3 447
Net profit   195 145 138 168 108
Cash flow from operating activities 248 309 230 250 243
Additions to property, plant, and equipment -152 -130 -132 -147 -124
Free cash flow
90 108 19 103 150
Assets
2 989 3 126 2 664 2 925 2 838
Equity 1 104 978 979 1 223 1 124
Equity in % 37 31 37 42 40
Gross value added 1 334 1 294 1 266 1 256 1 228
Employees at year-end 14 140 14 066 13 412 13 606 12 908

1) In 2012 change of definition for GF Piping Systems.

 

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Swiss GAAP FER since the beginning of 2013. Prior-year figures have been adjusted accordingly. The years 2010–2011 are represented according to IFRS.

 

Net profit grew 34% to CHF 195 million and earnings per share 32% to CHF 45 also supported by the disposal of non-operative real estate. In its consultative vote, the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting approved the 2014 Compensation Report. The meeting also confirmed the distribution of a dividend amounting to CHF 17 per share.

Share information
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Earnings in CHF 1 45
34
32
39

24

Dividend paid in CHF 1

17
16
15 15

10

Pay-out ratio in % 38
47 47 38

42

Price-earnings ratio

14
18 11 8

22

1) per registered share
Holding (statutory accounts) 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Net profit for the year 129 77 101 79

47

Share capital

4 41 41 41

82

Market capitalization as per 31 December  

2 579 2 573 1 509 1 316

2 163

Dividend in CHF per registered share*

17 16 15 15

10

* In 2014 as a dividend of CHF 14.57 out of retained earnings and as a dividend of CHF 2.43 out of reserves from capital contributions. In 2013 as a par value reduction and as a dividend out of reserves from capital contributions. In 2012 and 2011 as a dividend out of reserves from capital contributions. In 2010 as a par value reduction.

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