2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Key Company Figures 10)     
Number of employees 1) 7.005 6.839 6.780 6.606 6.411
Sales revenue per employee 4) 9) 134,1 130,0 126,0 123,4 121,3
Number of members 1) 40.559 40.501 40.393 40.274 40.013
Sales revenue per member 4) 5) 19,5 18,8 18,3 17,6 17,0
Investments 64.883 61.694 107.872 66.039 59.178
Revenue-investment ratio 9) 7,0 % 7,0 % 12,8 % 8,2 % 7,8 %
Cash flow from operating activities 2) 97.935 107.343 105.774 65.489 71.773
Revenue-cash flow ratio 9) 10,6 % 12,1 % 12,5 % 8,2 % 9,4 %
Equity ratio 6) 39,0 % 39,4 % 39,4 % 42,9 % 48,8 %
Debt-equity ratio 156,1 % 153,7 % 153,7 % 132,9 % 105,1 %
Equity–assets ratio 58,5 % 59,4 % 59,6 % 73,8 % 79,6 %
Ratio of equity and non-current debt to fixed assets 3) 92,0 % 98,1 % 97,7 % 109,1 % 103,9 %
Depreciation financing ratio 81,5 % 80,8 % 38,9 % 71,2 % 74,7 %
Items on the Statement of Financial Position 10)     
Fixed assets 317.729 306.098 294.527 229.316 210.965
Current assets 143.772 139.105 137.783 138.775 123.567
Members’ capital contribution 32.159 32.081 31.944 31.785 31.608
Reserves 149.619 143.704 137.408 136.391 132.565
Provisions 77.444 79.112 72.321 70.481 67.503
Liabilities 213.020 200.108 197.605 154.339 109.006
Items on the Income Statement 10)     
Revenue 9) 928.279 885.175 843.537 802.971 759.533
Material expenses 69.166 49.359 46.833 44.769 41.153
Personnel expenses 553.061 529.064 506.984 480.996 448.702
Depreciation and amortization 52.847 49.834 47.378 47.039 44.202
Operating income 54.327 56.729 52.358 50.957 45.770
Cooperative refund 39.581 38.096 36.799 35.364 33.866
Taxes on income 3.922 4.933 1.757 6.837 2.377

1)   As at the end of the fiscal year
2)   Pursuant to German accounting standard no. 21 (DRS 21) after income taxes and interest payments
3)   Equity + non-current debt (including provisions for pension benefits, anniversary bonuses, and partial retirement) to fixed assets
4)   Simple average of values at the beginning and end of the fiscal year
5)   Sales revenue refundable to cooperative members in relation to the average number of members
6)   Equity as a percentage of total assets
7)   Cash flow from operating activities as a percentage of total investment expenditures
8)   Available earnings (annual net profit + social security )/ equity
9)   The 2015 figures are based on the adjusted comparative figures pursuant to the German Accounting Guidelines Implementation Act (Bilanzrichtlinie-Umsetzungsgesetz)
10)   Values in thousands of euros