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The ABB Group was formed in 1988 through a merger between Asea AB and BBC Brown Boveri AG

Facts and financial information summary

Established  ABB Group formed in 1988 (Founded in 1883) 
Divisions Electrification Products
Discrete Automation and Motion
Process Automation
Power Grids
Employees Approximately 135,000
Sector Capital Goods
Industry Electrical Engineering
Reporting Currency U.S. Dollar (USD)
Stock Exchanges SIX Swiss Exchange
NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
Accounting Consolidated statements in U.S. GAAP 
End of Fiscal Year December 31 
Headquarters Zurich, Switzerland 

Financial highlights

as of December 31, 2015   2015  2014
Orders  36,429 41,515
Revenues  35,481 39,830
Income from operations 3,049 4,178 
as % of revenues 8.6% 10.5%
Operational EBITA  4,169 4,475
as % of revenues 11.8% 11.2%
Net Income (attributable to ABB) 1,933  2,594
Basic earnings per share ($)  0.87  1.13
Dividend per share in CHF 0.74  0.72
Cash flow from operating activities 3,818 3,845
Free cash flow 3,019  2,857 
as % of net income 156% 110%
Cash return on invested capital 13.4%  12.7%

This summary contains non-GAAP measures of performance. Please refer to the Calculations and Definitions links for further information.

Key figures

Revenues by division 2015 (pro forma)

Electrification Products, 26%
Discrete Automation and Motion, 24%
Process Automation, 19%
Power Grids, 31%

Operational EBITDA by division 2015 (pro forma)

Electrification Products, 34%
Discrete Automation and Motion, 28%
Process Automation, 19%
Power Grids, 19%

Employees by division 2015 (pro forma)

Electrification Products, 31%
Discrete Automation and Motion, 22%
Process Automation, 18%
Power Grids, 28%
Corporate, 1%

Orders by region 2015

Europe, 34%
Americas, 29%
Asia, Middle East and Africa, 37%

Orders emerging vs mature market 2015

Mature markets, 55%
Emerging markets, 45%

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