Financial performance

Prior-period financial statements have been restated for the treatment of Audio, Video, Multimedia and Accessories as discontinued operations (see note (7) Discontinued operations and other assets classified as held for sale) and the adoption of IAS 19R, which mainly relates to accounting for pensions (see note (30) Post-employment benefits).

Management summary

Key data
in millions of euros unless otherwise stated
as a % of sales
as a % of sales
Financial income and expenses
Income tax expense
Results of investments in associates
Income (loss) from continuing operations
Income (loss) from discontinued operations - net of income tax
Net income (loss)
Net income attributable to shareholders per common share in euros:
- basic
- diluted
Net operating capital (NOC)1)
Cash flows before financing activities1)
Employees (FTEs)
of which discontinued operations
For a reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, see Reconciliation of non-GAAP information

The year 2013

  • In 2013 we continued to make good progress in a challenging economic environment, particularly in the United States and Western Europe. We recorded 3% comparable sales growth (1% nominal decline), with a strong contribution from growth geographies. The profitability improved substantially, with all sectors delivering solid earnings. Net income for the year amounted to EUR 1,172 million, mainly driven by strong operational performance, including significant gross margin improvement and productivity gains coming from the Accelerate! program.
  • Sales amounted to EUR 23.3 billion, a 1% nominal decline for the year. Excluding unfavorable currency effects, comparable sales were 3% above 2012, driven by all three operating sectors. Healthcare sales grew 1%, mainly driven by Customer Services. Lighting sales were 3% above 2012, driven by Lumileds and Automotive, partly tempered by a sales decline at Consumer Luminaires. Sales at Consumer Lifestyle were 10% above 2012, with double-digit growth at Domestic Appliances and high-single-digit growth at Personal Care and Health & Wellness.
  • Our growth geographies achieved 11% comparable growth, while mature geographies declined by 1%, as a result of the overall macroeconomic developments, including the continued weakness of the Western European markets and the continued economic uncertainty in North America. In 2013, growth geographies accounted for 36% of total sales, compared to 34% in 2012.
  • EBIT amounted to EUR 1,991 million, or 8.5% of sales, compared to EUR 648 million, or 2.8% of sales, in 2012. EBIT improvement was seen at all sectors, but was mainly driven by Lighting and Healthcare.
  • In 2013 we generated EUR 1,138 million of cash flow from operating activities, which was EUR 944 million lower than in 2012. The decrease is mainly a result of the payment of the European Commission fine in Q1 2013, increased working capital requirements and the payout of restructuring provisions in 2013. Our cash flows before financing activities were EUR 1,016 million lower than in 2012, due to a decrease in cash flows from operating activities and proceeds from divestments, partly offset by lower outflows related to acquisitions of new businesses.
  • In 2013 we completed the execution of our EUR 2 billion share buy-back program, thereby improving the efficiency of our balance sheet, and announced a new EUR 1.5 billion program to be concluded over the next 2-3 years. By the end of the year we had completed 7% of this program.

This is an interactive electronic version of the Philips Annual Report 2013 and also contains certain information in summarized form. The contents of this version are qualified in their entirety by reference to the printed version of the full Philips Annual Report 2013. This printed version is available as a PDF file on this website. Information about: forward-looking statements, third-party market share data, fair value information, IFRS basis of presentation, use of non-GAAP information, statutory financial statements and management report, reclassifications and analysis of 2013 compared to 2012.

Earnings before interest, tax and amortization (EBITA) represents income from continuing operations excluding results attributable to non-controlling interest holders, results relating to investments in associates, income taxes, financial income and expenses, amortization and impairment on intangible assets (excluding software and capitalized development expenses). Philips believes that EBITA information makes the underlying performance of its businesses more transparent by factoring out the amortization of these intangible assets, which arises when acquisitions are consolidated. In our Annual Report on form 20-F this definition is referred to as Adjusted IFO.

Comparable sales exclude the effect of currency movements and acquisitions and divestments (changes in consolidation). Philips believes that comparable sales information enhances understanding of sales performance.

Growth geographies are the developing geographies comprising of Asia Pacific (excluding Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand), Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East (excluding Israel) and Africa.

Philips uses Productivity internally and as mentioned in this annual report as a non-financial indicator of efficiency that relates the added value, being income from operations adjusted for certain items such as restructuring and acquisition-related charges etc. plus salaries and wages (including pension costs and other social security and similar charges), depreciation of property, plant and equipment, and amortization of intangibles, to the average number of employees over the past 12 months.