Key Figures

2016 consolidated (in millions of CHF)
Sales 89 469
Trading operating profit 13 693
as % of sales 15.3%
Profit for the year attributable to shareholders of the parent
(Net profit)
8 531
as % of sales 9.5%
Equity attributable to shareholders of the parent  64 590
Market capitalisation 226 310
Operating cash flow 15 582
Free cash flow 10 108
Capital expenditure 4 010
as % of sales 4.5%
Net financial debt at end of year 13 913
Ratio of net financial debt to equity (gearing) 21.5%
Data per share (CHF)
Basic earnings per share 2.76
Underlying earnings per share(a) 3.40
Dividend 2.3(c)
Stock prices (high/low) 80.05 / 67.00
Yield(b) 2.9 / 3.4(c)

(a) Profit per share for the year attributable to shareholders of the parent before impairments, restructuring costs, results on disposals and significant one-off items. The tax impact from the adjusted items is also adjusted for.

(b) Calculated on the basis of the dividend for the year concerned, which is paid in the following year, and on high/low stock prices.

(c) As proposed by the Board of Directors of Nestlé S.A.

Find more information in the 2016 Financial Statements (pdf, 1 Mb)