Breitenbach, March 13, 2018 — In the financial year 2017, Von Roll successfully managed to turn its operations around after several years of losses, achieving a positive EBIT of CHF 4.5 million (previous year: CHF –17.3 million). Overall, Group sales increased by 4.1 % to CHF 332.4 million. Order intake also climbed by 2.8 % year-on-year to CHF 336.1 million.
At CHF 5.3 million, cash flow from operating activities also improved significantly compared with CHF − 10.5 million in the previous year. The equity ratio increased slightly to 28.2% (previous year: 26.2%).
The net result for the financial year 2017 of CHF −4.8 million represents a considerable improvement year-on-year of CHF 25.5 million (previous year: CHF –30.3 million). The main reason for the negative net result was non-recurring special charges in connection with the water business (Von Roll BHU Umwelttechnik GmbH), which had already partially been sold as of 8 February 2018.
For further details, please refer to the Annual Report 2017, which can be viewed online at https://www.vonrollgroup.com/en/media–investor-relations/reports-and-publications/finance-reports/.
|in CHF 1,000||2017||2016||Change|
|thereof other activities||179||46||+289.1%|
|Net income for the period||-4,771||-30,290||+84.2%|
|Cash flow from operating activities||5,307||-10,453||+150.8%|
|Equity ratio||28%||26%||+2 ppt.|
|Number of employees (FTE)||1,536||1,703||
About Von Roll Holding AG: As a Swiss industrial company, Von Roll Holding AG focuses on products and systems for power generation, transmission, storage and distribution. Von Roll is a global market leader for electrical insulation products, systems and services and has a worldwide presence in 20 sites with 1,536 employees.
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