Financial data and governance

Financial indicators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

Figure included in the Group Management Report of the Annual Report 2011 of The Linde Group

1

EBITDA including share of income from associates and joint ventures

2

Adjusted for the effects of the purchase price allocation

Sales

 

€ million

 

13,787

 

12,868

 

11,211

 

12,663

In Germany

 

%

 

9.0

 

9.5

 

10.8

 

10.5

Outside Germany

 

%

 

91.0

 

90.5

 

89.2

 

89.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit1

 

€ million

 

3,210

 

2,925

 

2,385

 

2,555

EBIT before amortisation of fair value adjustments

 

€ million

 

2,152

 

1,933

 

1,460

 

1,703

Earnings before taxes on income (EBT)

 

€ million

 

1,619

 

1,399

 

838

 

1,006

Earnings after taxes on income

 

€ million

 

1,244

 

1,064

 

653

 

776

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted earnings per share2

 

 

7.71

 

6.89

 

4.58

 

5.46

Cash dividend per share

 

 

2.50

 

2.20

 

1.80

 

1.80

Market capitalisation (as at 31 December 2011)

 

€ million

 

19,663

 

19,337

 

14,215

 

10,084

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditure

 

€ million

 

1,367

 

1,302

 

1,137

 

1,470

Cash Flow from operating activities as percentage of sales

 

%

 

17.6

 

18.8

 

19.1

 

14.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity ratio

 

%

 

42.0

 

42.3

 

37.7

 

34.6

Return on capital employed (ROCE)

 

%

 

13.0

 

12.5

 

10.4

 

12.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenditure for research and development

 

€ million

 

98

 

94

 

89

 

104

Procurement costs

 

bn €

 

10.7

 

9.7

 

8.2

 

9.2

Personnel expenses

 

bn €

 

2.653

 

2.527

 

2.319

 

2.380

Personnel expenses per employee

 

1,000 €

 

52.6

 

52.2

 

48.6

 

45.9

Pension costs

 

€ million

 

190

 

178

 

186

 

197

Compliance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

Contacts Integrity Line

 

430

 

334

 

 

Audits as a result of reports to the Integrity Line

 

54

 

54

 

 

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