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The financial year at a glance

Endress+Hauser has exceeded its own expectations and achieved new records in incoming orders, sales, profit and headcount. See all facts and figures here.

Net sales
2.88 bil. €
(+ 11.7 %)
Sales growth was dynamic in Asia and the Americas and solid in Europe. In the Middle East, however, business shrank due to the disproportionate weighting of the oil & gas industry.
Return on sales
16.1 %
(2019: 13.1%)
Operating expenses grew slower than sales, while financial investments yielded a solid return. Both developments boosted profitability.
Investments
193 mil. €
(2020: 206 mil. €)
Net income
357 mil. €
(+40.0%)
Robust surge in growth

Endress+Hauser returned to the growth path in 2021. Business got off to an excellent start, continuously picking up speed as the year progressed. The result was an increase in net sales of nearly 12 percent, with orders on hand growing even more strongly. We thus not only improved over the prior year, but significantly exceeded the comparative figures for 2019. We did not anticipate such a dynamic development. All of our strategic industries, led by life sciences, chemical and food & beverage, contributed to the strong growth. Given that profit and headcount are also higher than ever before, we can proudly look back on a ‘best ever’ year for Endress+Hauser!

Employees
15117
(+ 663)
We retained our employees during the pandemic in 2020. We were thus in a pos­ition to immediately support our customers when business picked up in 2021. To meet demand, we created new jobs, particularly in production.
EcoVadis rating: Platinum status
76/100 points
(2020: 72 points)
We once again improved our score in the independent EcoVadis sustainability rating, placing in the top group for the fifth consecutive year. This puts Endress+Hauser in the top percentile of the companies in the comparison group.
R&D ratio
7.4 %
(2020: 7.6 %)
While we vigorously increased spending for research and development (+9.4%), sales grew at an even faster pace.
Patent filings
258
(2020: 276)