Key Figures of the Group

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2014 2015 20161 2017 2018
Business
Sales€ million 2,120 2,602 2,903 2,996 3,154
EBITDA2€ million 465 572 625 630 631
EBIT2€ million 338 395 422 432 434
EBIT margin2in % 15.9 15.2 14.5 14.4 13.8
Net income2€ million 212 247 266 270 275
Balance sheet total (as of December 31)€ million 4,000 4,184 4,753 4,675 4,920
Capital ratio (as of December 31)in % 35.8 38.0 36.4 37.8 39.5
Investments (without M & A)€ million 101 147 168 205 226
Net debt (incl. pension provisions and similar obligations)EBITDA (as of December 31)2ratio 3.2 2.8 3.1 3.0 3.0
Research and development expenses2€ million 139 170 186 196 200
Capital Market€ million 343 375 339 396 442
Operating cash flow
Share issued as of balance sheet datemillions 129.8 129.8 129.8 129.8 129.8
Share price at end of fiscal year (Xetra® closing price)in € 50.13 61.33 57.83 71.62 64.50
Market capitalization at end of fiscal year€ million 6,508 7,961 7,507 9,297 8,373
Earnings per share2in € 1.69 1.90 2.05 2.08 2.12
Dividend per sharein € 0.75 0.80 0.85 0.88 0.903
Our five goal dimensions 2017 2018 Goal 2020 GOal 2025
Business
Organic sales growthin % 6 9 5–7 (CAGR) 5–7 (CAGR)
EBITDA margin2in % 21.0 20.0 19-22 20-23
Share of sales for emerging marketsin % 44 43 >50 >50
Footprint4
Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 + 2)in % -7.8 -3.0 -5 p.a. 5.6 p.a.5
Reduction in chemical oxygen demand in wastewaterin % -15.3 -14.8 -4 p.a. 4 p.a.6
Reduction in sensitive wastein % -9.7 -1.8 -4 p.a. 4 p.a.7
Increase in efficiency of water consumption8in % 15
Share of electricity from renewable energiesin % 100
Innovation
Sales with new product developments9in % 15.9 17.1 >10 >12
Sourcing
Key suppliers rated according to sustainability criteria10in % 80 90 100 100
Traceability of strategic raw materialsin % 95 98 100
Palm oil procurement from sustainable sourcesin % 63 >50/>6811 100
Sustainable procurement of strategic agro- and aquaculture raw materialsin % 100
Care
Women in the first management levelin % 21 27 17 20
Women in the second management levelin % 44 42 22 25
Accident frequencyMAQ12 4.7 4.1 <2.5 <1.5
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2016 restated for finalized Nutraceutix Purchase Price Allocation
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Figures for 2014 and 2016 normalized for transaction and integration costs as well as one-off valuation effects related to business combinations
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proposal
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All figures in terms of value added
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Increase in eco-efficiency (2016: 317.2 tons CO2/€ million of added value; 2025: 157.4 tons of CO2 emissions/€ million of added value)
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Increase in efficiency (2010–2025 60 % overall)
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Increase in efficiency (2010–2025 60 % overall)
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Production sites in arid regions (2018–2025 overall)
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Relative to market launch in the past three years
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Based on 80 % (until 2020) or 90 % (until 2025) of the purchasing volume
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More than 50 % of primary and more than 68 % of secondary palm oil derivatives from certified sustainable sources
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MAQ = work accidents (> 1 lost day) x 1 million/working hours; industry-leading occupational safety as of 2020