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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 Power Products
Power Systems
Discrete Automation and Motion
Low Voltage Products
Process Automation
Employees Approximately 140,000
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   2014 2013
Orders  41,515
38,896
Revenues  39,830 41,848
Income from operations 4,178  4,387 
as % of revenues 10.5% 10.5%
Operational EBITDA  5,400 6,075
as % of revenues 13.5% 14.5%
Net Income (attributable to ABB) 2,594 2,787
Basic earnings per share ($)  1.13 1.21
Dividend per share in CHF 0.72 0.70
Cash flow from operating activities 3,845 3,653
Free cash flow 2,857  2,632 
as % of net income 110%  94%
Cash return on invested capital 12.7% 11%

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

Key figures

Revenues by division 2014

Discrete Automation and Motion, 24%
Low Voltage Products, 18%
Process Automation, 18%
Power Products, 24%
Power Systems, 16%

Operational EBITDA by division 2014

Discrete Automation and Motion, 31%
Low Voltage Products, 25%
Process Automation, 18%
Power Products, 26%
Power Systems, 0%

Employees by division 2014

Discrete Automation and Motion, 22%
Low Voltage Products, 21%
Process Automation, 16%
Power Products, 25%
Power Systems, 13%
Corporate, 1%

Orders by region 2014

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

Orders emerging vs mature market 2014

Mature markets, 55%
Emerging markets, 45%

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