Facts and Figures
The STIHL Group's revenue in 2016 grew 6.6 percent to EUR 3.46 billion – a new record in the company's 90th anniversary year. Had foreign exchange rates remained at the previous year's level, growth would actually have been 9.5 percent. The increase in unit sales also resulted in a higher level of employment. The number of employees in the worldwide Group climbed 4.7 percent to 14,920 as of the end of the year. Worldwide investments (EUR 209 million) once again exceeded depreciations (EUR 151 million). Now as ever, the STIHL Group's equity ratio is high at 70.5 percent. This forms an important basis for the independence of the family-owned company, and the long-term orientation of the strategy. STIHL finances all investments with own liquid assets.