ABB facts and figures

Facts and financial information summary

Established  ABB Group formed in 1988 (Founded in 1883) 
Businesses Electrification
Industrial Automation
Motion
Robotics & Discrete Automation   
Employees Approximately 147'000
GICS Sector Industrials
GICS Industry Group Capital Goods
Reporting Currency U.S. Dollar (USD)
Stock Exchanges SIX Swiss Exchange (Symbol: "ABBN")
NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Exchange (Symbol: "ABB")
New York Stock Exchange (Symbol "ABB")
Accounting Consolidated statements in U.S. GAAP 
End of Fiscal Year December 31 
Headquarters Zurich, Switzerland 

Financial highlights

As of December 31, 2018 ($ in Millions, unless otherwise indicated) 2018  2017
Orders  28,590  33,387
Revenues  27,662  34,312
Income from operations 2,226  3,434
as % of revenues 8.0%  10%
Operational EBITA  3,005  4,130
as % of revenues 10.9%  12.1%
Net income (attributable to ABB) 2,173  2,213
Basic earnings per share ($)  1.02  1.04
Dividend per share (CHF) 0.80  0.78
Cash flow from operating activities 2,924  3,799
Free cash flow 2,024   2,926
as % of net income 93%  132%
Cash return on invested capital 9.1%  12.4%

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