ABB facts and figures

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 Power Products
Power Systems
Discrete Automation and Motion
Low Voltage Products
Process Automation
Employees Approximately 145,000
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 2013   2013 2012
Orders  38,896
40,232
Revenues  41,848 39,336
Income from operations 4,387  4,058
as % of revenues 10.5% 10.3%
Operational EBITDA  6,075 5,555
as % of revenues 14.5% 14.2%
Net Income (attributable to ABB) 2,787 2,704
Basic earnings per share ($)  1.21 1.18
Dividend per share in CHF 0.70 0.68
Cash flow from operating activities 3,653 3,779
Free cash flow 2,632  2,555
as % of net income 94%  94%
Cash return on invested capital 11% 12%

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

Key figures

Revenues by division 2013

Power Products, 24%
Power Systems, 18%
Discrete Automation and Motion, 22%
Low Voltage Products, 17%
Process Automation, 19%

Operational EBITDA by division 2013

Power Products, 26%
Power Systems, 6%
Discrete Automation and Motion, 28%
Low Voltage Products, 23%
Process Automation, 17%

Employees by division 2013

Power Products, 24%
Power Systems, 14%
Discrete Automation and Motion, 20%
Low Voltage Products, 21%
Process Automation, 18%
Corporate, 3%

Orders by region 2013

Europe, 34%
Americas, 29%
Asia, 27%
Middle East and Africa, 10%

Orders emerging vs mature market 2013

Emerging markets, 46%
Mature markets, 54%

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