Creditors and shareholders
In 2015, Wärtsilä’s net financial items totalled EUR -34 million. At the end of the year, Wärtsilä’s net interest bearing debt amounted to EUR 372 million, the solvency ratio was 44.6% and gearing was 0.17.
Dividends totalling EUR 237 million was proposed by the Board of Directors to be paid to the company’s shareholders. Our target is to pay a dividend of at least 50% of earnings over the cycle. At the end of 2015 earnings per share (EPS) was EUR 2.25 and Wärtsilä’s market capitalisation was EUR 8,314 million.