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GROUP SALES AND PROFITS CONTINUE TO RISE 05.03.2019

  • Group sales up +5.5% to CHF 4.313bn (+5.1% organic growth)
  • Operating profit (EBIT) up +6.9% to CHF 636.7m; EBIT margin 14.8% (+20bp)
  • Net income up +7.6 % to CHF 487.1m; return on sales 11.3% (2017: 11.1%)
  • Dividend increased by +7.5% to CHF 1,000 per registered share, CHF 100 / PC
  • Operating cash flow CHF 651,6m; +10.3%

 


Kilchberg, 5 March 2019 – Despite the challenging market environment in 2018, the Lindt & Sprüngli Group once again continued its solid growth path and further extended its leading position in the premium chocolate market. Lindt & Sprüngli’s group sales increased by +5.5% in Swiss francs to reach CHF 4.313 billion. Organic sales growth amounted to +5.1%, which is within the set target range. Lindt & Sprüngli expanded its market share in all countries. The solid growth path of the Group companies once again laid the foundation for a very successful operating performance: Group operating profit (EBIT) rose by +6.9% to CHF 636.7 million. The EBIT margin also improved again to 14.8%. Net income thus increased by +7.6% to CHF 487.1 million, providing a return on sales of 11.3%.

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CFO Group

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG

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