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The Financial Year 2015

The year in brief

  • Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were increased substantially from CHF 113 million to CHF 137 million even though net sales declined to CHF 1,744 million (CHF 1,781 million).
     
  • Civil business accounted for 55 % of net sales, while the foreign component of sales came to 62 %. All five divisions operated profitably and contributed to the positive Group result.
     
  • The Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) remains RUAG’s largest and most important single customer; its share of sales rose in 2015 from 30 % to 32 %.
     
  • Outlays for research and development rose to a total of CHF 146 million (CHF 140 million). This corresponds to the target figure of around 8 % of total sales. The Group’s total headcount increased slightly to 8,163 as at 31 December 2015 (8,114).