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    Krones Group Annual Report 2018
    2018 Highlights

     

    • Krones’ revenue grew 4.4% to €3.85 billion. Order intake increased by 4.5% to €3.96 billion.
    • Krones substantially improved free cash flow to €120.7 million.
    • EBT margin of 5.3% in 2018 due to rising material and labour costs together with €42 million expenses for reorganisation and acquisitions.
    • Krones plans to hold the dividend stable relative to the previous year with a dividend of €1.70 per share.
       
        2018 2017 Change
    Revenue € million 3,854.0 3,691.4 + 4.4%
    Order intake € million 3,957.3 3,786.8 + 4.5%
    Orders on hand at 31 December € million 1,261.1 1,240.1 + 1.7%
             
    EBITDA € million 305.9 340.2 – 10.1%
    EBITDA margin % 7.9 9.2 – 1.3 PP*
    EBIT € million 203.2 245.5 – 17.2%
    EBT € million 204.3 258.8 – 21.1%
    EBT margin % 5.3 7.0 – 1.7 PP*
    Consolidated net income € million 150.6 187.1 – 19.5%
    Earnings per share 4.78 5.97 – 20.0%
    Dividend per share 1.70** 1.70 ± 0%
             
    Capital expenditure for PP&E € million 179.1 133.5 + € 45.6 million
    Free cash flow € million 120.7 – 150.7 + € 271.4 million
    Net cash at 31 December*** € million 215.1 157.4 + €57.7 million
    Working capital to revenue **** % 27.3 27.3 ± 0 PP*
    ROCE % 12.8 16.6 – 3.8 PP*
             
    Employees at 31 December        
    Worldwide   16,545 15,299 + 1.246
    Germany   10,887 10,366 + 521
    Outside Germany   5,658 4,933 + 725

    *Percentage Points **As per proposal for the appropriation of earnings available for distribution
    ***Cash and cash equivalents less debt ****Average of last 4 quarters

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