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 136,000
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, 2016   2016  2015
Orders  33,379 36,429
Revenues  33,828 35,481
Income from operations 2,987 3,049
as % of revenues 8.8% 8.6%
Operational EBITA  4,191 4,169
as % of revenues 12.4% 11.8%
Net Income (attributable to ABB) 1,899 1,933 
Basic earnings per share ($)  0.88 0.87 
Dividend per share in CHF 0.76 0.74 
Cash flow from operating activities 3,843 3,818
Free cash flow 3,065 3,019 
as % of net income 161% 156%
Cash return on invested capital 13.8% 13.4% 

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

Key figures

Revenues by division 2016 (pro forma)

Electrification Products, 28%
Robotics and Motion, 22%
Industrial Automation, 19%
Power Grids, 31%

Operational EBITDA by division 2016 (pro forma)

Electrification Products, 32%
Robotics and Motion, 27%
Industrial Automation, 19%
Power Grids, 22%

Orders by region 2016

Europe, 34%
Americas, 28%
Asia, Middle East and Africa, 38%

Orders emerging vs mature market 2016

Mature markets, 54%
Emerging markets, 46%