Schindler stayed on course with its growth strategy in 2014, recording a strong fourth quarter.
For the reporting year orders received increased 7.8% in local currencies, with revenue up 7.3%.
In Swiss francs, growth in orders received and revenue was 5.5% and 4.9% respectively. Operating profit (EBIT) was CHF 1 138 million, a rise of CHF 242 million from the previous year, giving an EBIT margin of 12.3%. Adjusted for exceptional items, operating profit in local currencies improved 7.4% to CHF 932 million, representing an EBIT margin of 10.1%. Net profit was CHF 902 million, significantly exceeding the previous year. Net profit before exceptional items was CHF 740 million, an improvement of 8.5% over the previous year.