Creditors and shareholders
In 2016, Wärtsilä’s net financial items totalled EUR -53 million. At the end of the year, Wärtsilä’s net interest-bearing debt amounted to EUR 150 million, the solvency ratio was 47.6% and gearing was 0.07.
Dividends totalling EUR 256 million were 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 1.79 and Wärtsilä’s market capitalisation was EUR 8,418 million.