5 year comparison of VERBUND's key figures

Key figure Unit 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Revenue €m 3,266.5 2,880.4 2,969.6 2,795.9 2,913.2
EBITDA €m 1,301.4 808.8 888.7 1,044.2 922.3
Adjusted EBITDA €m 1,159.6 889.6 838.8 894.5 899.7
Operating result (EBIT) €m 148.3 384.4 410.6 615.1 400.1
Operating result before effects from impairment tests €m 932.7 423.5 528.6 704.9 581.0
Profit/loss after tax from discontinued operations €m -364.2 25.1
Group result €m 579.6 126.1 207.7 424.4 301.4
Adjusted Group result €m 384.2 216.0 268.9 325.9 354.5
Total assets €m 12,883.4 12,247.3 11,763.0 11,538.2 11,283.6
Equity €m 5,552.9 5,280.5 5,433.3 5,529.5 5,690.8
Net debt €m 3,706.3 4,059.6 3,685.4 3,221.7 2,843.8
Additions to property, plant and equipment (without business combination) €m 579.1 412.3 269.3 255.3 231.0
Cash flow from operating activities €m 841.4 717.6 674.0 804.3 640.6
Free cash flow before dividends €m 852.2 284.7 551.4 580.7 416.1
EBITDA margin % 39.8 28.1 29.9 37.3 31.7
EBIT margin % 4.5 13.3 13.8 22.0 13.7
Return on capital employed (ROCE) % 4.8 3.2 3.9 5.7 4.2
Return on equity (ROE) % 12.1 3.3 4.7 8.4 5.4
Equity ratio (adjusted) % 44.5 44.7 48.2 50.0 52.4
Gearing % 66.7 76.9 67.8 58.3 50.0
Net Debt/EBITDA X 2.8 5.0 4.1 3.1 3.1
FFO/Net Debt (Net Debt Coverage) % 33.6 18.2 23.9 32.1 30.0
Gross debt coverage (FFO) % 26.0 16.1 22.8 30.4 28.1
Gross interest cover (FFO) X 5.5 2.8 5.2 8.7 8.1
Closing price 15.5 15.3 11.9 15.2 20.1
Market capitalisation €m 5,390.2 5,313.7 4,120.4 5,272.0 6,998.7
Earnings per share 1.67 0.36 0.60 1.22 0.87
Cash flow per share 2.4 2.1 1.9 2.3 1.8
Carrying amount per share 14.0 13.3 13.8 14.0 14.6
Price/earnings ratio (last trading day) X 9.3 42.1 19.8 12.4 23.2
Price/cash flow ratio X 6.4 7.4 6.1 6.6 10.9
Price/book value ratio X 1.1 1.2 0.9 1.1 1.4
(Proposed) dividend per share 0.55 0.29 0.35 0.29 0.42
(Proposed) special dividend per share 0.45
Dividend yield % 6.4 1.9 3.0 1.9 2.1
Payout ratio from Group result % 59.9 79.9 58.5 23.7 48.4
Average number of employees 3,351.0 3,245.0 3,089.0 2,922.7 2,819.0
Electricity sales volume GWh 50,276.0 50,823.0 51,374.9 55,188.5 58,518.3
Hydro coefficient 1.07 1.02 0.93 1.00 0.99

For detailed information on the calculation of key figures and adjustments, please refer to the explanations in the foot notes of the 2017 Integrated Annual Report / Five-year comparison.