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Key Figures 2022
Consolidated revenues increased by 3.3% thanks in particular to growth in the book retailing and the acquisition of hep Verlag AG.
Various cost increases and special items meant that profitability is down slightly in a year-on-year comparison.
The net income is within the range of the previous year. The higher tax obligations were offset by an improved financial result.
The continuous cash flow from the operating business allowed us to finance the investments in machinery, technology and participating interests.
Orell Füssli’s balance sheet remains solid with its high equity ratio.
The Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting on the 10th May 2023 to approve an unchanged dividend of CHF 3.40 per Orell Füssli share.
Vision and Strategy
The Orell Füssli strategy is based on its long-term expertise ins business areas that build on the trends of security and education. Orell Füssli aims to achieve a leading position in analogue and digital Trust Services: as a systems supplier of security solutions and identification systems, as a market leader in book retailing and as a major publisher of Swiss learning media.
Orell Füssli Thalia is the market leader in the field of education within the Swiss book trade. In this role, Orell Füssli Thalia employs an omnichannel strategy, with attractive brick-and-mortar stores at locations with high foot traffic and a strong e-commerce business. With its publishing houses, Orell Füssli concentrates on learning media, legal media and children‘s books that convey knowledge. The Group’s positioning in education will be further consolidated from both an analogue and digital perspective.
Within the strategic field of security, Orell Füssli, as a leading system provider of security technology and identification systems and a long-standing partner to governments, is a technological standard-setter for both analogue and digital applications. Binding digital certificates also represents a new, relevant business.
Shareholder Letter 2023
The business result for the first half of 2023 presented in this document confirms the Orell Füssli forecast for the year. The increase of 7.6% in turnover compared to the previous year was mainly due to Book Retailing and the integration of hep Verlag.
Annual General Meeting
The Highest Body
Annual General Meeting 2023
Désirée Heutschi, Head of Corporate Development of Orell Füssli Ltd provides insights into the company’s ambitions with binding digital certificates.
Members of the hep management (Geraldine Blatter, Stephan Schori und Manuel Schär) classify the significance for the merger of hep with Orell Füssli.
Digital Business Area hep Verlag