Facts and figures

Income statement

The operating income of CHF 37.2 million was CHF 1.3 million under the budget. This was primarily due to services that have not yet been performed for civilian aviation and a decrease in the services performed for the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC). The income not recognised in the financial statement was based on the reduction in the reserves for holidays and overtime. 

The global budget operating expenditure (without contributions to internal organisations) was CHF 4.6 million lower than the budget. The main reason for this was various projects and plans that were suspended or delayed in 2016. The budgeted amount included a reallocation of MPM credit from the investment loan (CHF 1.0 million) and assignments of the FOPER and the payroll department and/or IT costs (CHF 1.3 million).
In addition, lower SC rental costs at FOBL (CHF -1.1 million) and lower write-downs not recognised in the financial statement (CHF -1.0 million) resulted in lower costs in comparison with the budget.

Income statement in million CHF
  Account
2015
Budget
2016
Account
2016
Absolute deviation from the budget 16 Relative deviation from the budget 2016
Earnings 36.5 38.5 37.2 -1.3 -3.4%
Funding received 26.4 28.4 27.3 -1.1 -3.9%
Internal services charged 9.8 10.1 9.7 -0.4 -4.0%
Funding not received 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.2  
Expenses 105.2 111.1 104.5 -6.6 -5.9%
Funding received, thereform 71.3 71.2 68.7 -2.5 -3.5%
Personnel expenses 51.8 49.6 50.4 0.8 1.6%
Operating expenses 19.5 21.6 18.3 -3.3 -15.3%
Contributions to int. Organisations 20.1 24.1 22.1 -2.0 -8.3%
nternal services charged 10.9 12.3 11.2 -1.1 -8.9%
Depreciations/provisions 2.9 3.5 2.5 -1.0 -28.6%
Balance 68.7 72.6 67.3 -5.3 -7.3%

Investment accounting

The investment expenses were primarily incurred in connection with the renewal of the measurement infrastructure (Rad4Alp and SwissMetNet) as well as with the ICT replacements and came to CHF 1.9 million, which was CHF 0.1 million under budget.

Capital budgeting in million CHF
  Account
2015
Budget
2016
Account
2016
absolute deviation from the budget 2016 Relative deviation from the budget 2016
Capital outlays 1.9 2.0 1.9 -0.1 -5.0%

Expenditure was CHF 0.3 million lower than the budget, primarily as a result of delays in the start of the construction of the fifth radar station project.

Personnel indicators

Staff structure Mother Tongue Education Age structure
Number of employees Number of employees Number of employees Number of employees
Women full-time 39 German 227 University 190 Under 20 10
Women part-time 73 French 86 University of applied sciences 23 20 to 29 18
Women total 112 Italian 30 Higher professional education 24 30 to 39 67
Men full-time 158 Romanic 0 Federal Baccalaureate 13 40 to 49 118
Men part-time 83 English 1 Vocational education 92 50 to 59 121
Men total 241 Other 9 No vocational education 1 60 to 65 19
Fixed-term 47     Apprentices 10    
Unlimited 306            
Total number of employees 353            

Contributions to international organisations in million CHF

Contributions to international organisations in million CHF
  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
WMO 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.6 2.0 2.2 2.2 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.6
EUMETSAT 10.7 10.3 10.3 9.0 7.9 8.9 10.1 9.8 8.4 7.9 8.5 14.3 15.6
WRC 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4
ECMWF 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.2 2.2
European Cooperation
(EUMETNET, ECOMET)
0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Total 15.5 15.0 15.0 14.0 13.0 13.8 15.5 15.2 13.8 13.1 13.9 20.1 22.1

Cost and service accounting

At 45.2 percent, the cost recovery ratio for the product groups precisely matched the budgeted figure of 45.2 percent (including customer and third-party-funded projects).

Cost and performance accounting in million CHF
  Account 2015
Budget 2016
Account 2016
  Earnings Expenses Earnings Expenses Earnings Expenses
Weather and climate data (PG 1) 17.4 24.4 18.3 29.8 19.3 28.1
Weather and climate related information and expert services (PG 2) 18.8 60.0 20.1 55.2 17.6 53.6
Total 36.2 84.4 38.4 85.0 36.9 81.7
Revenue to cost ratio   42.9%   45.2%   45.2%