Segment information

SBB is divided into four sections based on function, these being Passenger Services, Real Estate, Freight Services and Infrastructure. Each section is responsible for its own accounting and many of the financial indices only make sense in relation to the particular section.

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Passenger Traffic – income statement
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Segment accounting: intra-group income and expenses not eliminated.
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CHF m 4,853 5,020 5,091 5,184 4,394 -15.2
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Incl. Covid-19 support from the Confederation and Cantons of CHF 148 million for regional traffic.

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of which traffic revenue
CHF m 3,269 3,409 3,483 3,559 2,546 -28.4
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Operating expenses
CHF m -4,661 -4,791 -4,809 -4,928 -4,994 -1.3
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Operating result
CHF m 193 229 282 256 -600 -334.4
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Net income for the year
CHF m 139 186 241 215 -669 -411.7
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Passenger Traffic – key figures
 
Earnings per passenger-kilometre
CHF/Pkm [0.170] 0.182 0.185 0.179 0.215 20.2
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Earnings per passenger journey
CHF/PJ [7.02] 7.44 7.55 7.29 8.15 11.7
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Operating expenses per train-kilometre
CHF/train-km 30.7 31.8 32.6 32.6 34.1 4.3
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Grant efficiency – Regional Services
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CHF/train-km 7.85 7.80 8.35 8.50 10.16 19.6
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Grant efficiency – Regional Services


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Grants per train-kilometre: the lower the absolute figure, the higher the assumed efficiency.

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Percentage of costs covered by revenue – Regional Services
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% 59.0 61.2 61.8 61.8 50.9 -10.9
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Percentage of costs covered by revenue – Regional Services


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Ratio of revenue from users to total expenditure for the operation of regional traffic lines.

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Real Estate – income statement
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Segment accounting: intra-group income and expenses not eliminated.
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CHF m 787 794 819 876 867 -1.0
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of which third-party rental income
CHF m 451 480 502 552 541 -1.8
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Operating expenses
CHF m -557 -546 -566 -600 -634 -5.6
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Operating result
CHF m 230 249 253 276 233 -15.4
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Net income for the year
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CHF m 12 10 10 10 10 -2.9
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Net income for 2020 prior to compensation payments: CHF 244 million. Previous year: CHF 339 million, −27.8 per cent.

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Real Estate – key figures
 
Sales by third parties in the 33 biggest SBB railway stations
CHF m 1,587 1,629 1,674 1,757 1,286 -26.8
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of which Zurich HB
CHF m 364 365 378 394 251 -36.3
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of which Berne
CHF m 196 192 193 206 148 -27.9
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of which Lucerne
CHF m 144 155 156 160 114 -29.0
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Income from disposal of non-operating real estate
CHF m 221 204 107 84 45 -46.9
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Book value of assets
CHF m 5,227 5,526 5,930 6,178 6,487 5.0
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Freight services – income statement
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Consolidated figures for SBB Cargo Ltd (Switzerland) and SBB Cargo International Ltd. Segment accounting: intra-group income and expenses not eliminated.
Operating income
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CHF m 979 960 988 943 889 -5.8
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Incl. Covid-19 support from the Confederation of CHF 19 million for SBB Cargo Ltd (Switzerland).

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of which traffic revenue
CHF m 903 888 918 886 807 -9.0
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Operating expenses
CHF m -978 -1,013 -971 -943 -923 2.2
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Operating result
CHF m 1 -241 16 0 -34 -47,958.6
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CHF m 1 -239 13 3 -26 -974.6
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Freight services – key figures
 
Operating expenses per train-kilometre
CHF/train-km 30.2 30.7 29.4 29.3 29.8 1.8
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Net tonne-kilometres per Swiss franc in operating expenses
net tonne-km/CHF 16.9 16.5 17.5 17.4 17.3 -0.3
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Infrastructure – income statement
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SBB infrastructure. Segment accounting: intra-group income and expenses not eliminated.
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CHF m 4,041 4,353 4,421 4,506 4,565 1.3
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Incl. Covid-19 support from the Confederation of CHF 110 million.

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of which revenue from use of infrastructure
CHF m 1,123 1,213 1,200 1,231 1,082 -12.1
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Operating expenses
CHF m -4,282 -4,395 -4,487 -4,631 -4,751 -2.6
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Operating result
CHF m -241 -42 -66 -125 -186 -49.5
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Net income for the year
CHF m -103 100 78 23 -46 -303.3
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Infrastructure – key figures
 
Income per train-path kilometre
CHF/train-path km 6.30 6.86 6.78 6.83 6.15 -10.1
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Operating expenses per train-path kilometre
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CHF/train-path km 14.43 14.68 14.51 14.16 14.53 2.6
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Operating expenses per train-path kilometre


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Net operating expenses per train-path kilometre sold.

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Ratio of income from use of infrastructure to operating expenses
% 26.2 27.6 26.7 26.6 22.8 -3.8
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