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 2013 2012201120102009
Share capital     
Number of shares as per 31 December     
Registered shares4 100 8984 100 8984 100 8984 100 8984 100 898
Thereof dividend-entitled4 100 8984 100 8984 100 8984 100 8984 100 898
Number of registered shareholders12 26914 21213 96614 18015 410
Share prices in CHF     
Registered share     
Highest (intraday)648451574579300
Lowest (intraday)363302261261110
Closing as per 31 December628368321528262
Earnings/loss in CHF     
Per registered share34323924–61
Price-earnings ratio1811822n/a
Market capitalization as per 31 December     
million CHF2 5731 5091 3162 1631 073
In % of sales6841366337
In % of equity attributable to shareholders of Georg Fischer Ltd27516111220097
Cash flow from operating activities in CHF     
Per registered share7656615960
Equity attributable to shareholders of Georg Fischer Ltd in CHF     
Per registered share229229288264273
Dividend paid (proposed) in million CHF1 66 6262410
Dividend paid (proposed) in CHF      
Per registered share1 161515100
Pay-out ratio in %47473842n/a

1  In 2013 as a par value reduction of CHF 9 and as a dividend of CHF 7 out of reserves from capital contributions. In 2012 and 2011 as dividend out of reserves from capital contributions. In 2010 as a par value reduction.

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Swiss GAAP FER since the beginning of 2013. Prior year figures have been adjusted accordingly.

Ticker symbols
Telekurs, Dow Jones (DJT): FI-N
Reuters: FGEZn

Security number: 175 230
ISIN: CH000175 230 9
Cedel / Euroclear Common Code: XS008592691

Share price 2009 - 2013

Lime green: GF daily closing (CHF) / Dark green: SPI daily closing – rebasedLime green: GF daily closing (CHF) / Dark green: SPI daily closing – rebased

Market capitalization, earnings per share //

The market capitalization stood at CHF 2 573 million on 31 December 2013. Earnings per share is at CHF 34 (previous year: CHF 32).

Proposed distribution of dividends //

At the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, the Board of Directors will propose a profit distribution in the form of a par value reduction of CHF 9 and as a dividend of CHF 7 out of reserves from capital contributions per registered share.

Significant shareholders //

Seven disclosure notifications were published in the year under review, of which one relate to BDS (Behr Deflandre & Snozzi) Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG, three to the BlackRock Group, held indirectly by BlackRock Inc (USA), one to LSV Asset Management, Chicago (USA) and two to the Norges Bank (the Central Bank of Norway), Oslo (Norway).

As at 31 December 2013, two shareholders had voting rights in excess of 5%: Norges Bank (the Central Bank of Norway), Oslo (Norway) and LSV Asset Management, Chicago (USA). No shareholders or shareholder groups had voting rights between 3% and 5%.

Disclosure notifications pertaining to shareholdings in Georg Fischer Ltd that were filed with Georg Fischer Ltd and the SIX Swiss Exchange are published on the latter’s electronic publication platform. The notifications can be accessed via the following weblink to the database search page of the disclosure office:

Categories of shareholders as per 31 December 2013

Number of sharesNumber of shareholdersNumber of shares %
1 – 10010 3148.2
101 – 1 0001 74511.0
1 001 – 10 00018910.2
10 001 – 100 0001812.9
› 100 000319.3
Shares not registered in share register38.4
Total12 269100.0

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Georg Fischer Ltd
Amsler-Laffon-Strasse 9
8201 Schaffhausen
Switzerland

kommunikation #at# georgfischer dot com

Five-year overview Corporation

million CHF2013 2012201120102009
Order intake3 7953 6913 7343 6252 906
Orders on hand at year-end1 577565666579475
Income statement     
Sales3 7663 7203 6383 4472 906
EBITDA380351370329106
Operating result (EBIT) before special charges251222235180–58
Special charges    –143
Operating result (EBIT)251222235180–201
Net profit/loss145138168108–238
Cash flow     
Cash flow from operating activities309230250243242
Depreciation on tangible fixed assets126125121140152
Amortization on intangible assets3414912
Additions to property, plant and equipment–130–132–147–124–148
Cash flow from acquisitions and divestitures–66–80  –10
Free cash flow before acquisitions/divestitures17499103150104
Free cash flow1081910315094
Balance sheet     
Current assets1 9891 5841 6511 5691 468
Non-current assets1 1371 0801 2741 2691 447
Assets3 1262 6642 9252 8382 915
Current liabilities1 2828399048361 013
Non-current liabilities866846798878750
Equity9789791 2231 1241 152
Invested capital (IC)1 2241 2171 4761 4181 592
Net debt352334294321472
Asset structure     
– Current assets %6459565550
– Non-current assets %3641444550
Capital structure     
– Current liabilities %4131312935
– Non-current liabilities %2832273125
– Equity %3137424040
Key figures     
Return on equity (ROE) %14.814.214.09.5–18.6
Return on invested capital (ROIC) %16.715.713.39.1–12.5
Return on sales (EBIT margin) %2 6.76.06.55.2–2.0
Asset turnover3.03.22.52.31.7
Cash flow from operating activities in % of sales8.26.27.07.08.3
Employees     
Employees at year-end14 06613 41213 60612 90812 481
Europe8 5488 8719 4659 1969 385
– Thereof Germany3 2203 3513 8593 7543 796
– Thereof Switzerland2 5392 5772 6502 5212 560
– Thereof Austria1 9262 0592 0732 0752 164
– Thereof Rest of Europe863884883846865
Asia3 4683 2263 0772 7212 145
– Thereof China3 0732 8392 6882 3741 811
Americas1 2901 2591 011934897
Rest of world76056535754

1  In 2012 change of definition for GF Piping Systems.
2  In 2009 before special charges.

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Swiss GAAP FER since the beginning of 2013. Prior year figures have been adjusted accordingly. The years 2009–2011 are represented according to IFRS.

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