During 2006 we experienced a high demand for our services at Ramboll. Growth was significant in all strategic business units. The operational growth together with the rise in operating profit were attributable to the fact that Ramboll gained market shares, improved profitability and enjoyed an exceptionally favourable market situation in 2006.
In 2006 the revenue increased by DKK 432.9 million to DKK 3,945.5 million ( 3,512.6). Operating profit increased by DKK 50.8 million to DKK 254.8 million (204.0). Operating margin increased to 6.5% (5.8%). Profit before tax increased by DKK 52.8 million to DKK 245.5 million (192.7).
Cash and cash equivalents totalled DKK 246.3 million (154.6). Interest-bearing liabilities amounted to DKK 128.8 million (197.9). The cash flow from operating activities during the period was DKK 293.3 million (180.0). The equity ratio at the end of the year was 36.5% (33.7%). Total equity amounted to DKK 775.7 million (611.2).
Investments in tangible assets amounted to DKK 59.5 million (48.1), mainly consisting of IT equipment and vehicles. Depreciation of equipment during the year totalled DKK 50.8 million (47.1). Investments related to acquisitions amounted to DKK 51.7 million (14.8).