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 2012 2011201020092008

 

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 050 898

 

Number of registered shareholders

 

14 212

 

13 966

 

14 180

 

15 410

 

15 347

 

Share prices in CHF

     
Registered share     
Highest (intraday)451574579300697
Lowest (intraday)302261261110183
Closing as per 31 December368321528262240

 

Earnings / (loss) in CHF

     
Per registered share303924-6114

 

Price-earnings ratio

 

12

 

8

 

22

 

n/a

 

17

 

Market capitalization as per 31 December

     
Million CHF1 5091 3162 1631 073972
In % of sales4236633722
In % of equity attributable to shareholders of Georg Fischer Ltd1211122009772

 

Cash flow from operating activities in CHF

     
Per registered share5661596049

 

Equity attributable to shareholders of Georg Fischer Ltd in CHF

     
Per registered share304288264273337

 

Dividend paid (proposed) in million CHF1

 

62

 

62

 

41

 

0

 

20

 

Dividend paid (proposed) in CHF

     
Per registered share1 15151005

 

Pay-out ratio in %

 

50

 

38

 

42

 

n/a

 

36

1 In the years 2008 and 2010 as a reduction in par value. In 2011 and 2012 as dividend out of the reserves from capital contributions.

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 2008 - 2012

Dark blue: GF daily closing (CHF) / Cyan: SPI daily closing – rebasedDark blue: GF daily closing (CHF) / Cyan: SPI daily closing – rebased

Market capitalization, earnings per share

The market capitalization stood at CHF 1,509 million on 31 December 2012. Earnings per share is at CHF 30 (previous year: CHF 39).

Proposed distribution of dividends

At the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, the Board of Directors will propose a distribution of dividends out of the reserves from capital contributions in the amount of CHF 15 per registered share.

Significant shareholders

Five disclosure notifications were made in the year under review, three of them from UBS Fund Management (Switzerland) AG and one each from the BlackRock Group and Prof. Dr. Giorgio Behr and Behr Deflandre & Snozzi BDS AG considered as shareholders belonging to the same group.

As at 31 December 2012, the shareholder group of Prof. Dr. Giorgio Behr and Behr Deflandre & Snozzi BDS AG and UBS Fund Management (Switzerland) AG had voting rights of between 3 % and 5 %. BlackRock Inc, USA had voting rights of over 5 % as at 31 December 2012.

Detailed information on the disclosure notifications can be searched using the search mask of the SIX Swiss Exchange. The publication platform can be accessed via the following weblink:

Categories of shareholders as per 31 December 2012

Number of sharesNumber of shareholdersNumber of shares %

 

1 – 100

 

11 871

 

9.9

101 – 1 0002 12914.0
1 001 – 10 00017713.3
10 001 – 100 0003214.3
› 100 000311.6
Shares not registered in share register-36.9
Total14 212100.0

Contact us

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

kommunikation #at# georgfischer dot com

Five-year overview Corporation

million CHF2012 2011201020092008

 

Order intake

 

3 579

 

3 604

 

3 625

 

2 906

 

4 462

Orders on hand at year-end1 565595541475560

 

Income statement

     
Sales3 6023 5113 4472 9064 465
EBITDA350364329106400
EBIT before special charges221233180-58227
Special charges   -143-93
EBIT221233180-201134
Net profit / loss127168108-23869

 

Cash flow

     
Cash flow from operating activities229250243242197
Depreciation125121140152159
Amortization / impairment81491214
Additions to property, plant and equipment-132-147-124-148-243
Cash flow from acquisitions and divestitures-79  -10-159
Free cash flow1910315094-197

 

Statement of financial position

     
Current assets1 5841 6511 5691 4681 790
Non-current assets1 3151 2741 2691 4471 543
Assets2 8992 9252 8382 9153 333
Current liabilities8399048361 0131 308
Non-current liabilities774798878750621
Equity1 2861 2231 1241 1521 404
Invested capital (IC)1 5741 4761 4181 5921 939
Net debt334294321472546
Asset structure     
- Current assets %5556555054
- Non-Current assets %4544455046
Capital structure     
- Current liabilities %2931293538
- Non-current liabilities %2727312519
- Equity %4442404043

 

Key figures

     
Return on equity (ROE) %10.114.39.5-18.64.7
Return on invested capital (ROIC) %12.113.49.1-12.55.3
Return on sales (EBIT margin) %2 6.16.65.2-2.05.1
Asset turnover2.42.42.31.72.5
Cash flow from operating activities in % of sales6.47.17.08.34.4

 

Employees

     
Employees at year-end13 41213 15312 90812 48114 326
European Union6 2866 3536 6666 8167 829
- Thereof Germany3 3513 4063 7543 7964 047
Other European countries2 5852 6592 5302 5703 064
- Thereof Switzerland2 5772 6502 5212 5603 046
America1 2591 0119348971 161
Asia3 2263 0762 7262 1492 201
- Thereof China2 8392 6882 3741 8111 806
Other countries5654524971

1 In 2008 change of definition for GF Automotive.
   In 2012 change of definition for GF Piping Systems. The previously reported figures of 2010 and 2011 have been adjusted.
2 In 2008 and 2009 before special charges.

   In 2008-2010 including discontinued operations.