The group at a glance

Key figures
In € million20172016201520142013
Business development
Personnel expenses1.464.11,421.21,328.61,232.11,159.0
Cash flow from operating activities258.3241.5221.2202.3189.2
Free cash flow1169.2164.1140.8134.3109.0
Capital expenditures87.186.680.468.080.2
Income before taxes190.2182.6144.4146.5140.3
Consolidated net income138.8130.5114.0104.4102.1
EVA (Economic Value Added)80.780.961.066.662.1
EBIT margin in %
EBIT margin. adjusted in %
EBT margin in %
EBT margin. adjusted in %
Non-current assets1.193.71,222.41,147.51,111.7992.9
Current assets857.1791.4722.3718.6713.8
Balance sheet total2.050.82,013.81,869.81,830.31,706.7
Equity ratio in %38.731.929.821.626.6
Employees (annual average)
Full-time equivalents22.11721,73820,22819,73518,981
As of December 3124.23123,99722,36322,00321,146

1 _ Free cash flow: cash flow from operating activities less cash paid for investments in intangible assets. property. plant and equipment and investment property.
2 _ EBIT: Earnings before interest. before other financial result and before income tax. but after income from participations.