SIX at a glance

SIX at a glance

SIX operates a competitive infrastructure for the Swiss financial center, catering to a broad, international client base. Its four business areas provide a comprehensive range of services in the areas of securities transactions, financial information processing and cashless payment transactions.

Facts and figures

In 2016, SIX generated an operating income of CHF 1,838.6 million, an operating profit of CHF 287.1 million and a record profit of CHF 221.1 million.

Key figures (fiscal year 2016) in CHF million
Total operating income
1,838.6
Operating profit
287.1
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT)
297.1
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) adjusted1 268.4
Group net profit
221.1
Balance sheet total 10,279.5
Workforce as at 31/12 (full-time equivalents) 3,807.1
  in %
Return on equity2
8.8
Equity ratio2
79.3
1 The special effects in 2016 amount to CHF 28.7 million and include the gain from the sale of real estate (CHF 26.0 million), the gain from the sale of SIX SAG Ltd (CHF 5.4 million), the gain from the sale of the companies belonging to the sub-group SIX Payment Services (Luxembourg) Ltd. (CHF 3.9 million), the impact of the reorganization in France (CHF -34.4 million), the IAS 19 impact of the changes to the Swiss pension plan (CHF 26.8 million) and the other financial results (CHF 1.1 million). The special effects in 2015 amount to CHF 480.3 million and include the profit contribution of STOXX Ltd and Indexium Ltd in 2015 (CHF 476.8 million) and the other financial results (CHF 3.5 million). The shares in STOXX Ltd and Indexium Ltd have been sold in 2015.
2 Average balance sheet items in the reporting period
3 Total equity / (total adjusted liabilities + total equity)

Standard & Poors' rating

SIX Group AG AA–
SIX x-clear AG AA–
SIX SIS AG AA–