In 2011, Wärtsilä’s net financial items totalled EUR -16 million. At the end of the year, Wärtsilä’s net interest bearing debt amounted to EUR 58 million, the solvency ratio was 41.3% and gearing was 0.04.
Dividends totalling EUR 178 million are proposed to be paid to the company’s shareholders. Our dividend policy is to pay a dividend equivalent to 50% of the operational earnings per share. The dividends paid per share are presented in the notes to the financial statements. At the end of 2011 earnings per share (EPS) was EUR 1.44 and Wärtsilä’s market capitalisation was EUR 4,402 million.