Sika performed well against an increasingly difficult economic backdrop and exceeded the CHF 10 billion sales mark for the first time with sales of CHF 10,491.8 million. This corresponds to an increase in Swiss francs of 13.4% year-on-year. The currency effect came to –2.4%. Operating profit (EBIT) increased by 13.5%, reaching a new record figure of CHF 1,579.7 million. This equates to an EBIT margin of 15.1%.