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Key Figures

2018 consolidated in millions of CHF (except for data per share and employees)

Sales 91 439
Underlying Trading operating profit * 15 521
as % of sales 17.0%
Trading operating profit * 13 789
as % of sales 15.1%
Profit for the year attributable to shareholders of the parent (Net profit) 10 135
as % of sales 11.1%
Balance sheet and Cash flow statement
Equity attributable to shareholders of the parent 57 363
Net financial debt * 30 330
Ratio of net financial debt to equity (gearing) 52.9%
Operating cash flow 15 398
as % of net financial debt 50.8%
Free cash flow * 10 765
Capital additions(c) 14 711
as % of sales 16.1%
Data per share
Basic earnings per share 3.36
Underlying earnings per share * 4.02
Dividend 2.45 (b)
Stock prices (high) 86.50
Stock prices (low) 72.92
Yield (a) 2.8 / 3.4 (b)
Market capitalisation 237 363
Number of employees (in thousands) 308

* 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.

(c) Including right-of-use assets - leased since 2017

Find more information in the 2018 Financial Statements (pdf, 1 Mb)

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