status report

Key Financial Figures

CHF million 2017 2016 Variance
in per cent
Turnover 22,220 19,985 11.2
Net turnover 18,594 16,525 12.5
Gross Profit 7,023 6,550 7.2
Gross Profit in per cent of net turnover 37.8 39.6  
EBITDA 1,150 1,110 3.6
EBIT 937 918 2.1
EBIT in per cent of net turnover 5.0 5.6  
EBIT in per cent of gross profit 13.3 14.0  
Earnings for the year 740 720 2.8
Earnings for the year (Kuehne + Nagel share) 737 718 2.6
Earnings per share (in CHF) 6.16 5.99 2.8
Operational cash flow 1,148 1,062 8.1
Capital expenditures for fixed assets 225 239 –5.9
Total employees at year end 75,876 70,038 8.3
Total full-time equivalents at year end 92,372 85,887 7.6

Kuehne + Nagel’s net turnover increased in 2017 by CHF 2,069 million or 12.5 per cent and gross profit increased by CHF 473 million or 7.2 per cent compared to the previous year. 

 

In 2017, EBIT increased by CHF 19 million or 2.1 per cent. At constant exchange rates and excluding acquisitions the increase would have been CHF 29 million or 3.2 per cent. The Group increased earnings for the year 2017 by CHF 20 million or 2.8 per cent compared to 2016, in constant currencies and excluding acquisitions by CHF 28 million or 3.9 per cent. Capital expenditure in fixed assets decreased by CHF 14 million or 5.9 per cent to CHF 225 million compared to the previous year.

 

In 2017, the Kuehne + Nagel Group increased the number of employees year-on-year by 5,838 or 8.3 per cent from 70,038 to 75,876 employees. The number of full time equivalents reached 92,372 versus 85,887, which is an increase of 6,485 or 7.6 per cent.