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 declined to 17.3% on average in 2008-2012 compared to 24.1% seen in 2003-2007.
The profit margins of the Company have dropped by around a third since 2000. In terms of net profit, the margin dropped from 4.6% in 2000 to 3.0% in 2012