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Oerlikon is a global technology group with a clear mission: to become the leading provider of surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing.

Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) engineers materials, equipment and surfaces and provides expert services to enable customers to have high-performance products and systems with extended lifespans.

Drawing on its key technological competencies and strong financial foundation, the Group is sustaining mid-term growth by executing three strategic drivers: addressing attractive growth markets, securing structural growth, and expanding through targeted mergers and acquisitions.

A leading global technology and engineering Group, Oerlikon operates its business in two Segments – Surface Solutions and Manmade Fibers – and has a global footprint of over 9 500 employees at 171 locations in 37 countries. In 2017, Oerlikon generated CHF 2.1 billion in restated sales and invested around CHF 100 million in research and development.

Vision

Vision
  • Oerlikon creates innovative industrial solutions for a better life.

Mission

Mission
  • Oerlikon strives to be your most reliable business partner, worldwide.
  • We increase value through high-quality innovative industrial solutions, continuously.
  • We engage highly qualified professionals.

Our commitment is your success!

Core Values

Core Values
Integrity
  • Everything we build, we build on trust.

Team Spirit
  • I care about the team, the team cares about me.

Excellence
  • What we do, we do best.

Innovation
  • Ideas come from everybody and from everywhere in the organization.

Facts & Figures

  • Surface Solutions Segment delivered good performance despite market headwinds
  • Q4 2016 results confirmed bottom of trough reached in 2016 for manmade fibers business
  • Repositioning of Drive Systems Segment led to improved operating profitability
  • Group operating profitability with an EBITDA margin of 14.3 %
  • Group net result of CHF 388 million
  • Proposing dividend payout of CHF 0.30 per share as in previous year
  • Executed first steps of Oerlikon’s strategic roadmap
  • Outlook 2017: sales and order intake to increase to around CHF 2.5 billion each, and operating profitability to be around prior-year level; however, given significant planned investment expenses in additive manufacturing, EBITDA margin expected to be around 13 %

Key figures of the Oerlikon Group as of December 31, 2017 (in CHF million)

  FY 2017 FY 2016 Q4 2017 Q4 2016
Order intake 3 005 2 413 24.5 % 830 660 25.8 %
Order backlog 683 447 52.8 % 683 447 52.8 %
Sales 2 847 2 331 22.1 % 829 613 35.2 %
EBITDA 415 334 24.3 % 124 97 27.8 %
EBITDA margin 14.6 % 14.3 % 15.0 % 15.8 %
EBIT 219 158 38.6 % 73 53 37.7 %
EBIT margin 7.7 % 6.8 % 8.8 % 8.6 %
Result from continuing operations1 146 82 78.0 %
Net result1 152 3882 -60.8 %
ROCE (rolling 12-month) 8.2 % 5.7 % 8.2 % 5.7 %

1 Reported annually and semi-annually only.
2 2016 figure included mainly the gain from the divestment of the Vacuum Segment. 

Five-year summary of key figures

in CHF million 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Order intake1 3 005 2 413 2 537 2 647 2 779
Order backlog1 683 447 431 643 800
Sales1 2 847 2 331 2 671 2 825 2 770
in CHF million 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
EBITDA1, 2 415 334 338 475 483
– as % of sales 15 % 14 % 13 % 17 % 17 %
EBIT1, 3 219 158 -306 323 359
– as % of sales 8 % 7 % -11 % 11 % 13 %
in CHF million 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Net result 152 338 -418 202 201
– as % of equity attributable to shareholders of the parent 8 % 21 % -27 % 9 % 10 %
in CHF million 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Cash flow from operating activities4 405 269 393 427 435
Capital expenditure for property, plant and equipment and intangible assets1 237 144 150 151 177
in CHF million 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Total assets 4 352 3 825 4 097 4 966 4 094
Equity attributable to shareholders of the parent 1 970 1 826 1 554 2 188 2 072
– as % of total assets 45 % 48 % 38 % 44 % 51 %
in CHF million 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Net cash1, 5 499 401 79 114 981
in CHF million 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Net operating assets1, 6 1 949 1 867 1 875 2 486 1 586
Number of employees1 14 962 13 840 13 723 14 039 12 660
Personnel expenses1 877 796 785 780 737
Research and development expenditure1, 7 107 94 103 96 101

1 2016 continuing operations, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 as reported.
2 2015 includes one-time effects of CHF -112 million (restructuring).
3 2015 includes one-time effects of CHF -588 million (restructuring expenses of CHF -112 million and impairment losses of CHF -476 million).
4 Before changes in net current assets.
5 Net cash includes cash and cash equivalents, deposits and marketable securities less current and non-current debt.
6 Net operating assets include current and non-current operating assets (including goodwill and brands and excluding cash and cash equivalents, current
financial investments, current income tax receivables and deferred tax assets) less operating liabilities (excluding current loans and borrowings,
non-current financial liabilities, current income tax payables and deferred tax liabilities).
7 Research and development expenditure includes expense recognized as intangible assets. 

Downloads

  • pptx (13.05 MB)

    Oerlikon Corporate Presentation 2018

  • pdf (1.2 MB)

    Group Fact Sheet 2017

  • pdf (131.44 KB)

    Key Figures Q4 2017

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