in per cent
|Gross Profit in per cent of net turnover||37.8||39.6|
|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.