Annual Report 2017/18

To our shareholders

Letter to shareholders

Sonova reached important milestones in 2017/18: achieving record sales and profits, launching breakthrough connectivity technology, integrating the AudioNova acquisition, and managing a smooth CEO transition.


CHF million
+10.4% over prior year

Consolidated sales for the Sonova Group were CHF 2,646 million, an increase of 10.4 % in Swiss francs and of 9.0% in local currencies. Organic growth stood at 3.8%.


CHF million
+14.6% over prior year

Excluding one-time costs, Group EBITA increased by 14.6% in Swiss francs and 12.3% in local currencies to CHF 551.6 million. As reported, Group EBITA reached CHF 532.5 million, up 15.0% over the prior year.

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Feature story

Reading time 3 minutes

An open ear for customers

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A training with a future

Reading time 3 minutes

Partnerships for comprehensive hearing care

Reading time 5 minutes

Body & Mind initiative

Reading time 3 minutes

Sticking out your tongue at hearing loss

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