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Key Figures
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2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Business
Sales € million 1,583.6 1,734.9 1,830.4 2,120.1 2,601.7
EBITDA 1 € million 315.9 338.9 373.1 464.5 572.2
EBITDA margin 1 in % 20.0 19.5 20.4 21.9 22.0
EBIT 1 € million 234.4 252.6 283.1 337.9 395.2
EBIT margin 1 in % 14.8 14.6 15.5 15.9 15.2
Net income 1 € million 146.5 157.5 172.3 211.6 246.8
Balance sheet total (as of December 31) € million 2,120.3 2 2,150.2 2 2,210.4 3,999.8 4,183.8
Capital ratio (as of December 31) in % 40.9 2 40.9 2 43.0 35.8 38.0
Investments (without M & A) € million 67.3 70.3 70.7 101.3 147.2
Net debt (incl. pension provisions and similar obligations) / EBITDA (as of December 31) 1 ratio 2.4 2 2.4 2 2.0 3.2 2.8
Research and development expenses 1 € million 107.6 113.8 127.0 138.9 169.6
Operating cash flow € million 200.9 219.5 274.8 343.2 375.2
 
Capital Market
Shares issued as of balance sheet date millions 118.2 118.2 118.2 129.8 129.8
Share price at end of fiscal year (Xetra® closing price) in € 20.62 27.12 33.50 50.13 61.33
Market capitalization at end of fiscal year € million 2,436.7 3,204.9 3,958.8 6,507.5 7,961.4
Earnings per share 1 in € 1.24 1.33 1.46 1.69 1.90
Dividend per share in € 0.62 0.65 0.70 0.75 0.80 3
 
Environment
Carbon dioxide emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2) 4 in t 251.61 240.51 226.00 201.76 5 185.25
Chemical oxygen demand ( CSB ) in wastewater 4 in t 6.47 5.73 5.68 4.96 5 4.68
Sensitive waste 4 in t 18.74 16.51 14.99 15.90 5 14.00
 
Employees
Employees (as of December 31) FTE 6 5,434 5,669 5,959 8,160 8,301
Fluctuation rate in % 5.5 5.3 4.4 4.8 5.1
Number of accidents MAQ 7 3.2 5.3 5.3 4.8 3.9

As a result of the combination of the business activities with Diana, only the key financial figures and numbers of employees are presented in the consolidated form.

1
Figures for 2014 normalized for transaction and integration costs as well as one-off valuation effects related to business combinations
2
adjusted as a result of changes to accounting policies in 2012
3
proposal
4
per € m of value created (excluding Diana and backward integration)
5
figures from previous years have been adjusted
6
not including apprentices and trainees; FTE = Full Time Equivalent
7
MAQ = Number of accidents (> 1 working day) x 1 million/number of working hours
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