The KAP Group at a glance
KAP AG is a specialized industrial group with a strategic focus on selected niche markets in which we want to develop SMEs into market leaders as part of a segment strategy. Our long-term business plan defines clear roadmaps for each of our segments. Under strong segment leadership, these roadmaps are systematically implemented with the aim of optimizing processes, exploiting synergies within the segments and thereby increasing profitability. The resulting endogenous and exogenous growth leads to a dynamic expansion of the product portfolio and consistent enhancement of market presence. A fundamental aspect of our strategy is also the intensification and consistent orientation of our R&D activities towards the development of innovative products and new markets. Using this approach, we want to achieve sustainable profitable growth.
We are already well on the way to achieving our objectives. Our profitability is continuously improving. In 2018, our underlying EBITDA margin was a respectable 10.6 %. At the same time, we have a solid balance sheet structure with an equity quota in the Group of 51.6% (correct as of 31 December 2018). With a dividend yield (based on the year-end closing price 2018) of 6.3% for the financial year 2018 our shareholders also benefited from this development.