|€ 000||2016||2015||Change, %|
|- as a % of net sales||6.3%||7.2%|
|Profit for the period||4,064||4,246||-4.3%|
|- as a % of net sales||4.7%||4.8%|
|Profit for the period, discontinued operations||75,843||981|
|Total profit for the period, continuing and discontinued operations||79,907||5,228|
|Return on equity, %||11.0%||13.5%|
|Return on investment, %||11.0%||15.6%|
|Cash and cash equivalents||1,994||6,710||-70.3%|
|Net gearing, %||35.6%||16.6%|
|Equity ratio, %||49.8%||53.7%|
|Earnings per share, EUR, undiluted||0.20||0.20|
|Earnings per share, EUR, diluted||0.20||0.20|
Digia Plc has adjusted the terms used in its financial reporting in accordance with the new guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures (APM) issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).
The demerger of Digia Plc and Qt Group Plc came into force on 1 May 2016. This annual report presents the business operations of Digia Plc, that is, the former Domestic segment. Qt Group's business operations are treated as discontinued operations. In addition to Qt's net result, the reported figures for discontinued operations include demerger expenses and the difference between the fair values and carrying amounts of net assets transferred to Qt.
The comparison figures of 2012–2014 include the Qt business.