Compared to the previous year, the balance sheet total rose by CHF 1.6 billion to CHF 62.1 billion, much of which can be attributed to the increase in mortgage and other customer receivables as well as customer deposits and liabilities. Customer deposits as at 31 December 2015 amounted to 51.0 % of the balance sheet total (previous year 51.6 %).
Assets and Liabilities
|Migros Group||Retail and industry sector 1||Financial services sector 1|
|In CHF million||2015||2014||2015||2014||2015||2014|
|Cash and cash equivalents||5'929.3||4'349.1||1'935.2||1'263.8||4'518.7||3'166.0|
|Receivables due from banks||686.8||1'670.6||209.3||378.8||478.9||1'292.7|
|Mortgages and other customer receivables||36'047.9||35'216.5||-||-||36'107.3||35'219.1|
|Investments in associated companies and joint ventures||88.2||142.2||825.7||879.7||0.0||0.0|
|Balance sheet total||62'138.1||60'585.1||21'322.9||20'709.3||42'139.7||40'699.8|
|Payables due to banks||252.2||282.5||255.2||225.6||56.3||59.5|
|Customer deposits and liabilities||31'689.5||31'236.6||-||-||32'215.2||31'318.0|
|Other financial liabilities||1'854.8||1'831.7||1'853.1||1'830.5||1.7||1.3|
|Issued debt instruments||6'169.8||5'832.1||150.0||200.0||6'019.8||5'632.1|
|Liabilities from employee benefits||831.2||852.5||812.0||833.4||19.2||19.0|
|Current income tax payables||155.2||140.8||107.2||97.4||48.0||43.4|
|Deferred income tax liabilities||1'402.2||1'436.3||1'084.7||1'116.8||317.5||319.5|
|Total equity including minority interests||16'802.3||15'970.1||14'181.3||13'548.1||3'356.2||3'157.0|
|Balance sheet total||62'138.1||60'585.1||21'322.9||20'709.3||42'139.9||40'699.7|
1 Unaudited; before consolidation of transactions between the two sectors.
The balance sheet total for the Retail and Industry sector increased by 3.0 % to CHF 21.3 billion as at 31 December 2015.
The carrying amount of fixed assets increased by CHF 114.7 million on the previous year to CHF 12'279.4 million as a result of extensive investment activities by Migros Group. During the past financial year, companies in the Retail and Industry sector invested a total of CHF 1'339.4 million (previous year CHF 1'625.3 million), mainly in renewing the branch network and plants in Switzerland. Investments totalling CHF 87.5 million (previous year CHF 122.4 million) were made outside of Switzerland.
Intangible assets amounted to CHF 913.7 million as at 31 December 2015 (previous year CHF 823.8 million). The change can be largely attributed to company acquisitions in the reporting year.
The balance sheet structure of the Retail and Industry sector remains very healthy. Based on the current EBITDA of CHF 1'999.9 million (previous year CHF 2'075.8 million), net finance debts of CHF 219.1 million (previous year CHF 858.6 million) can be paid off within two months. Equity increased by CHF 633.2 million to CHF 14'181.3 million and corresponds to 66.5 % (previous year 65.4 %) of the balance sheet total.
During the reporting year, mortgages and other customer receivables increased by CHF 0.9 billion on the previous year to CHF 36.1 billion (+ 2.5 %).
On the liabilities and equity side, customer deposits and liabilities increased by CHF 0.9 billion or 2.9 %. Customer deposits totalled CHF 32.2 billion, corresponding to 89.2 % of customer lending at the end of 2015. Migros Bank thus continues to benefit from a comfortable refinancing structure.
Due to the positive result for the year, the bank once again managed to significantly strengthen its equity base. As at 31 December 2015, the bank's equity amounted to CHF 3'356.2 million, significantly above the coverage required under Swiss banking law.