Business & Performance

We offer a strong asset base in around 80 countries, a wide range of building materials and solutions to meet our customers’ needs, and a commitment to health, safety and sustainability.


Our business segments

  • From classic masonry cements to high-performance products tailored for specialized settings, we offer an extensive range of cements and hydraulic binders.

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  • We offer aggregates that serve as raw materials for concrete, masonry and asphalt as well as the foundation for buildings, roads and landfills.

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  • We deliver a wide range of high-performance, high-quality ready-mix concrete, flexibly and reliably.

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  • The Solutions & Products segment bundles offers such as dry mortar, precast concrete, asphalt, paving and services that deliver targeted solutions for our customers’ specific needs.

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2018 sales and performance


2018 key figures


CHF 6,016m

Recurring EBITDA

(2017: CHF 5,990m)

* Recurring EBITDA excludes restructuring, litigation, implementation and other non-recurring costs


Recurring EBITDA growth

(2017: 6.1%)

* Recurring EBITDA growth is presented on a like-for-like basis.

CHF 1,703m

Free Cash Flow

(2017: CHF 1685m)

Free cash flow is defined as cash flow from operating activities less net maintenance and expansion Capex.


Return on Invested Capital

(2017: 5.8%)

Return On Invested Capital is defined as Net Operating Profit After Tax (NOPAT) divided by the average Invested Capital. The average is calculated by adding the Invested Capital at the beginning of the period to that at the end of the period and dividing the sum by 2 (based on a rolling 12-month calculation).


Net Sales Growth

Return on Invested Capital

(2017: 4.7%)

Net Sales growth is presented on a like-for-like basis.


Reduction in on-site fatalities