In 2012, the Company reached total sales of EUR 55.5 bil, up 70% compared to year 2000. However, net profit has increased by less than 10% compared to the year 2000, to EUR 1,658 mil in 2012. Although still nicely profitable, the Company's return on equity has increased to 17.3% on average in 2008-2012 compared to 24.1% seen in 2003-2007.
From net debt accounting for over 250% of Company's equity in 2009, the indebtedness has declined substantially in the last years. In 2012, net debt reached only 67% of the Company's equity