Total assets and liabilities of the Group increased by CHF 232 million to CHF 6,331 million compared to 2015. Cash and cash equivalents, net decreased by CHF 2 million. For details of changes in the balance sheet and cash flow statement, please refer to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
Trade receivables amounting to CHF 2,605 million represent the most significant asset of the Kuehne + Nagel Group. The days of trade receivables outstanding increased to 46.6 days compared to 44.4 of December 31, 2015.
The equity of the Group has increased by CHF 39 million to CHF 2,165 million; this represents an equity ratio of 34.2 per cent (2015: 34.9 per cent).
Developments of other key financial indicators on capital structure are shown in the following table:
|Key figures on capital structure||2016||2015||2014||2013|
|1 Equity ratio (in per cent)||34.2||34.9||37.1||40.1|
|2 Return on equity (in per cent)||32.8||28.7||24.9||23.9|
|3 Debt ratio (in per cent)||65.8||65.1||62.9||59.9|
|4 Short-term ratio of indebtedness (in per cent)||55.7||55.3||52.7||51.0|
|5 Intensity of long-term indebtedness (in per cent)||10.1||9.9||10.2||8.8|
|6 Fixed assets coverage ratio (in per cent)||126.9||122.2||143.6||146.3|
|7 Working capital (in CHF million)||595||496||949||988|
|8 Receivables terms (in days)||46.6||44.4||44.4||43.2|
|9 Vendor terms (in days)||60.2||55.1||54.9||52.6|
|10 Intensity of capital expenditure (in per cent)||34.9||36.6||32.9||33.5|
1 Total equity in relation to total assets at the end of the year.
2 Net earnings for the year in relation to share capital + reserves + retained earnings as of January 1 of the current year less dividend paid during the current year as of the date of distribution + capital increase (incl. share premium) as of the date of payment.
3 Total liabilities – equity in relation to total assets.
4 Short-term liabilities in relation to total assets.
5 Long-term liabilities in relation to total assets.
6 Total equity (including non-controlling interests) + long-term liabilities in relation to non-current assets.
7 Total current assets less current liabilities.
8 Turnover in relation to receivables outstanding at the end of the current year.
9 Expenses for services from third parties in relation to trade liabilities/accrued trade expenses at the end of the current year.
10 Non-current assets in relation to total assets.