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 Electrification Products
Robotics and Motion
Industrial Automation
Power Grids
Employees Approximately 134,800
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, 2017  2017  2016
Orders   33,387 33,379
Revenues   34,312 33,828
Income from operations  3,434 2,987
as % of revenues  10% 8.8%
Operational EBITA   4,130 4,191
as % of revenues  12.1% 12.4%
Net Income (attributable to ABB)  2,213 1,899
Basic earnings per share ($)   1.04 0.88
Dividend per share in CHF  0.78 0.76
Cash flow from operating activities  3,799 3,843
Free cash flow  2,926 3,065
as % of net income  132% 161%
Cash return on invested capital  12.4% 13.8%

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

Key figures

Revenues by division 2017

Electrification Products, 28%
Robotics and Motion, 24%
Industrial Automation, 19%
Power Grids, 29%

Operational EBITA by division 2017

Electrification Products, 33%
Robotics and Motion, 25%
Industrial Automation, 21%
Power Grids, 21%

Orders by region 2017

Europe, 35%
Americas, 29%
Asia, Middle East and Africa, 36%

Orders emerging vs mature market 2017

Mature markets, 56%
Emerging markets, 44%