Customers are not the only ones who profit from the economic activities of the Lenzing Group. Employees, suppliers and also the public sector greatly benefit from the Lenzing Group’s business operations.
Value creation within the Lenzing Group is calculated as the company´s business performance less cost of materials, other expenses as well as depreciation and amortization. The distribution of value creation shows the extent to which it is distributed among stakeholders such as employees, the public sector or lenders. In 2015 the Lenzing Group created value totaling EUR 475,9 mn.
Lenzing Group employees profited the most from the industrial value creation of the company in 2015. Shareholders were ranked second, followed by the public sector to which Lenzing paid considerable taxes and duties as well as external providers of capital.
ROCE, standing for the return on capital employed, comprises a key indicator showing the return on capital used in the Lenzing Group for its business operations. In 2016 ROCE increased significantly.
Lenzing intentionally pursues a conservative balance sheet policy and boasts a solid balance sheet structure. The equity ratio is a key benchmark for the company’s financial power. This ratio increased to 50.6% in 2015, the highest level since 2006.