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First Sensor AG is among the world’s leading providers in the area of sensor technology.

Group Key figures

Earnings development of First Sensor AG in the group annual financial report as at December 31, 2018

January to December – fiscal year 2018

in € million, unless otherwise indicated 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Sales revenues 124.0 137.7 150.1 147.5 155.1
   Industrial 68.4 74.1 72.5 75.1 80.4
   Medical 20.4 23.8 30.7 27.9 34.6
   Mobility 35.2 39.8 46.9 44.5 40.2
EBITDA 13.5 11.4 19.4 19.6 21.3
EBITDA margin (%) 10.8 8.3 12.9 13.3 13.7
EBIT 4.1 1.2 10.0 10.6 12.2
EBIT margin (%) 3.2 0.9 6.7 7.2 7.9
EBITA 5.3 2.5 11.2 12.8 14.5
Earnings before taxes 1.7 1.2 8.7 7.2 10.4
Net profit for the period 0.4 -1.5 6.1 4.4 7.5
Earnings per share (€) 0.02 -0.17 0.57 0.40 0.72
 
Cash flow from operating activities 12.2 5.0 16.6 16.0 15.9
Free cash flow 7.5 -1.8 10.0 3.5 6.2
 
Balance sheet total 144.9 153.5 154.0 159.6 168.4
Shareholders' equity 72.0 71.3 77.5 81.9 88.8
Equity ratio (%) 49.7 46.4 50.3 51.3 52.7
Net dept 29.7 33.0 24.4 22.8 19.5
Working capital 30.3 36.5 35.7 37.5 37.3
ROCE (%) 3.4 1.0 8.5 8.6 9.9
 
Incoming orders 139.3 142.3 132.9 163.7 159.6
Orders on hand 86.4 90.7 82.2 92.5 97.6
Book-to-bill-ratio 1.12 1.03 0.89 1.11 1.03
 
Employees (average of the period) 719 770 790 787 835
 
Number of shares in thousands as at 31.12. 10,131 10,167 10,208 10,216 10,222
Company
First Sensor is one of the world's leading suppliers in the field of sensor systems. In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific solutions for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. Our goal here is to identify, meet and solve the challenges of the future with our innovative sensor solutions early on.
Investor Relations
Our investor relations activities aim at raising the international publicity of First Sensor AG and at consolidating and extending the perception of our share as an attractive growth stock. This means we keep our online communication transparent, comprehensive and continuous in order to enhance your trust in our share.
Tailored Solutions
In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific sensors, electronics, modules and complex systems for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. As a solution provider the company offers complete development services from a first draft and proof of concept up to the development of prototypes and finally serial production. First Sensor offers comprehensive development expertise, state-of-the-art packaging technologies and production capacities in clean rooms from ISO class 8 to 5.
Competencies
In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific sensors, electronics, modules and complex systems for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. As a solution provider the company offers complete development services from a first draft and proof of concept up to the development of prototypes and finally serial production. First Sensor offers comprehensive development expertise, state-of-the-art packaging technologies and production capacities in clean rooms from ISO class 8 to 5.
Career
Innovation, excellence, proximity – these are our values, our ambition, our drive. Anything less is not an option. Our sensor solutions stand for technical innovation and economic growth. As such, they form the basis for the development and application of new technologies in almost all areas of life. We aim to shape this future together with you.

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