Creditors and shareholders
In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net financial items totalled EUR -40 million. At the end of the year, Wärtsilä’s net interest-bearing debt amounted to EUR 333 million, the solvency ratio was 44.4% and gearing was 0.14.
Dividends totalling EUR 284 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 0.65 and Wärtsilä’s market capitalisation was EUR 8,222 million.