Key figures

Key figures 2018 Group 2017 Group 2016 Group 2015 Group 2014 Group
Net sales (EUR 1,000) 70,380 57,810 48,415 41,895 29,497
EBITDA (EUR 1,000) 4,112 5,771 4,770 4,018 2,705
EBITDA, % of net sales 5.8 % 10.0 % 9.9 % 9.6 % 9.2 %
Operating profit, (EUR 1,000) 2,465 5,010 4,144 3,504 2,425
Operating profit, % of net sales 3.5 % 8.7 % 8.6 % 8.4 % 8.2 %
Profit for the period, (EUR 1,000) 1,579 3,970 3,180 2,459 1,758
Profit for the period, % of net sales 2.2 % 6.9 % 6.6 % 5.9 % 6.0 %
Balance sheet total, (EUR 1,000) 48,769 33,861 30,596 23,817 22,549
Equity ratio, % 40.5 % 62.5 % 61.2 % 48.7 % 34.4 %
Gearing, % -12.6 % -39.3 % -47.5 % -29.6 % -25.1 %
Return on equity, % 7.8 % 20.5 % 21.7 % 25.9 % 28.6 %
Return on investment, % 8.0 % 24.7 % 24.2 % 23.3 % 25.0 %
Earnings per share, EUR 0.23 0.57 0.48 0.42 0.33
Equity per share, EUR 2.81 2.97 2.60 1.88 1.36
Dividend per share, EUR 0.23 0.39 0.30 0.23 0.16
Average number of shares 7,000,316 6,965,291 6,630,080 1,972,315 1,784,694
Number of shares at the end of the period 7,000,316 7,000,316 6,918,367 2,014,348 1,883,220
Number of employees at the end of the period 697 563 440 368 328
* 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 2014–2018. 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.