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Key Figures

2019 consolidated in millions of CHF (except for data per share and employees)

Sales 92 568
Underlying Trading operating profit * 16 260
as % of sales 17.6%
Trading operating profit * 13 674
as % of sales 14.8%
Profit for the year attributable to shareholders of the parent (Net profit) 12 609
as % of sales 13.6%
Balance sheet and Cash flow statement
Equity attributable to shareholders of the parent 52 035
Net financial debt * 27 138
Ratio of net financial debt to equity (gearing) 52.2%
Operating cash flow 15 850
as % of net financial debt 58.4%
Free cash flow * 11 934
Capital additions 5 482
as % of sales 5.9%
Data per share
Basic earnings per share 4.30
Underlying earnings per share * 4.41
Dividend 2.70 (b)
Stock prices (high) 113.20
Stock prices (low) 79.86
Yield (a) 2.4 / 3.4 (b)
Market capitalisation 301 772
Number of employees (in thousands) 291

* 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 2019 Financial Statements (pdf, 1 Mb)