Key figures

Key figures 2017 Group 2016 Group 2015 Group 2014 Group 2013 Group*
Net sales (EUR 1,000) 57,810 48,415 41,895 29,497 18,798
EBITDA (EUR 1,000) 5,771 4,770 4,018 2,705 1,790
EBITDA, % of net sales 10.0 % 9.9 % 9.6 % 9.2 % 9.5 %
Operating profit, (EUR 1,000) 5,010 4,144 3,504 2,425 1,374
Operating profit, % of net sales 8.7 % 8.6 % 8.4 % 8.2 % 7.3 %
Profit for the period, (EUR 1,000) 3,970 3,180 2,459 1,758 1,042
Profit for the period, % of net sales 6.9 % 6.6 % 5.9 % 6.0 % 5.5 %
Balance sheet total, (EUR 1,000) 33,861 30,596 23,817 22,549 8,523
Equity ratio, % 62.5 % 61.2 % 48.7 % 34.4 % 54.0 %
Gearing, % -39.3 % -47.5 % -29.6 % -25.1 % -56.2 %
Return on equity, % 20.5 % 21.7 % 25.9 % 28.6 % 28.0 %
Return on investment, % 24.7 % 24.2 % 23.3 % 25.0 % 36.9 %
Earnings per share, EUR 0.57 0.48 0.42 0.33 0.21
Equity per share, EUR 2.97 2.60 1.88 1.36 0.89
Dividend per share, EUR 0.39 0.30 0.23 0.16 0.14
Average number of shares 6,965,291 6,630,080 1,972,315 1,784,694 1,644,456
Number of shares at the end of the period 7,000,316 6,918,367 2,014,348 1,883,220 1,723,337
Number of employees at the end of the period 563 440 368 328 175
* The key figures for 2013 are based on the FAS financial statements. For this reason, they are not entirely comparable with the IFRS key figures for 2014–2017. With regard to the IFRS figures, the average number of shares is the weighted average for the period.
** When calculating return on investment, contingent consideration for earn-outs has been taken into account in interest-bearing liabilities. However, when calculating gearing, only interest-bearing debt related to drawn financing loans has been taken into account.