Key Figures

2020 consolidated in millions of CHF (except for data per share and employees)

Results
Sales 84 343
Underlying Trading operating profit * 14 903
as % of sales 17.7%
Trading operating profit * 14 233
as % of sales 16.9%
Profit for the year attributable to shareholders of the parent (Net profit) 12 232
as % of sales 14.5%
Balance sheet and Cash flow statement
Equity attributable to shareholders of the parent 45 695
Net financial debt * 31 319
Ratio of net financial debt to equity (gearing) 68.5%
Operating cash flow 14 377
as % of net financial debt 45.9%
Free cash flow * 10 245
Capital additions 11 367
as % of sales 13.5%
Data per share
Basic earnings per share 4.30
Underlying earnings per share * 4.21
Dividend 2.75 (b)
Stock prices (high) 112.62
Stock prices (low) 83.37
Yield (a) 2.4 / 3.3 (b)
Market capitalisation 293 644
 
Number of employees (in thousands) 273
 

* Certain financial performance measures that are not defined by IFRS, are used by management to assess the financial and operational performance of the Group. The 'Alternative Performance Measures' document published in Publications provides the definition of these non-IFRS financial performance measures.

(a) Calculated on the basis of the dividend for the year concerned, which is paid in the following year, and on high/low stock prices.
(b) As proposed by the Board of Directors of Nestlé S.A.

Find more information in the 2020 Financial Statements (pdf, 1 Mb)