Creditors and shareholders
In 2017, Wärtsilä’s net financial items totalled EUR -47 million. At the end of the year, Wärtsilä’s net interest-bearing debt amounted to EUR 234 million, the solvency ratio was 47.1% and gearing was 0.10.
Dividends totalling EUR 272 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 2017 earnings per share (EPS) was EUR 1.95 and Wärtsilä’s market capitalisation was EUR 10,375 million.