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10th March 2023
10th May 2023
Key Figures 2021
Revenue is slightly lower as a result of fewer new client investments, project postponements and increased competition in security printing.
EBIT increased by 7.3% thanks to efficiency improvements, a favorable product mix, and stringent cost management.
Higher taxes, negative currency effects (CHF/EUR) and a resulting lower financial result mean that the annual result was below that of the previous year.
Despite purchases totalling CHF 25.9 million, both cash flow and freely available liquidity rose in the reporting period.
Orell Füssli has a strong balance sheet. Shareholder's equity including minority interests amounted to a high CHF 138.8 million at the end of the 2021. The equity ratio increased from 68.4% in the previous year to 74.7%.
The Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting on the 11th May 2022 to increase the dividend and to approve a distribution of CHF 3.40 per Orell Füssli share.
Vision and Strategy
VISION AND STRATEGY
VISION AND STRATEGY
The Orell Füssli strategy is based on its long-term expertise in business areas that build on the trends of security and education. Digitalisation means that new offerings will also be added to these areas. With regard to security, Orell Füssli will renew its focus on expanding Digital Trust Services, while the Group’s positioning in education will be further consolidated from both an analogue and a digital perspective.
Orell Füssli is the market leader in the field of education within the Swiss book trade. In this role, Orell Füssli employs an omnichannel strategy, with attractive bricks-and-mortar stores at locations with high foot traffic on the one hand and a strong online business on the other. In the publication business, Orell Füssli specialises in learning and educational media and in popular children’s book brands. the Group’s positioning in education will be further consolidated from both an analogue and a digital perspective.
Within the strategic field of security, Orell Füssli, as an international specialist, is turnings its focus towards premium security technologies for banknotes and identification documents and systems. In the future, the focus will also be on the increased connection between physical and digital value documents, IDs and certificates, and their protection against misuse and counterfeiting.