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Business in 2017

In 2017 both net revenue and operating earnings (EBIT)at Orell Füssli declined compared to the previous year’s outcome. This was attributable mainly to the Atlantic Zeiser Division, with lower net revenue compared to the previous year and the resulting loss as well as impairments to net assets.

Orell Füssli reported net revenue of CHF 288.5 million in 2017, equivalent to a decline of 4% compared to the previous year (CHF 298.9 million). Operating earnings (EBIT) were 32% lower at CHF 12.6 million (CHF 18.5 million in 2016). This figure included special items amounting to CHF –5.3 million (CHF –1.8 million in 2016).

Shareholders’ equity including minority interests decreased from CHF 160.4 million to CHF 156.2 million. The equity ratio was 68.1% (68.0% in 2016)

SEGMENT RESULTS

in CHF thousand   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013
Division Atlantic Zeiser
Net revenue from sales to customers   55,850   72,198   52,670   73,929   78,578
Operating earnings before special items   –2,062   3,892   3,369   2,234   4,196
Operating earnings (EBIT)   –6,723   1,958   369   2,598   4,196
Division Security Printing
Net revenue from sales to customers   129,845   121,183   117,446   92,689   75,095
Operating earnings before special items   20,145   17,432   18,427   –992   –12,866
Operating earnings (EBIT)   20,145   17,432   17,514   –643   –24,980
Division Book Retailing
Net revenue from sales to customers   91,673   94,776   98,832   110,366   109,465
Operating earnings before special items   1,791   1,550   1,820   2,384   3,294
Operating earnings (EBIT)   1,587   2,022   1,820   3,080   508