Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (the ‘Company’) is the parent company of the Philips Group (‘Philips’ or the ‘Group’). Its shares are listed on the stock markets of Euronext Amsterdam and the New York Stock Exchange. The management of the Company is entrusted to the Board of Management under the supervision of the Supervisory Board.
Philips’ activities in the ﬁeld of health and well-being are organized on a sector basis, with each operating sector – Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting – being responsible for the management of its businesses worldwide.
The Group Management & Services sector provides the operating sectors with support through shared service centers. Furthermore, country management organization supports the creation of value, connecting Philips with key stakeholders, especially our employees, customers, government and society. The sector also includes global service units and pensions.
In 2009, the activities related to Innovation & Emerging Businesses were reported under Group Management & Services. Through these businesses, Philips aims to invest in projects that are currently not part of the operating sectors, but which could lead to additional organic growth or create value through future spin-offs.
At the end of 2009, Philips had 127 production sites in 29 countries, sales and service outlets in approximately 100 countries, and 115,924 employees
Sales, EBIT and EBITA 2009
in millions of euros unless otherwise stated