Composition of debt at 12/31/2017
In the 2017 year, the Group’s overall debt decreased by €/000 124,287, going up from €/000 708,550 to €/000 584,763. Total financial debt of the Group, net of the fair value measurement of financial derivatives to hedge foreign exchange risk and interest rate risk and adjustment of relative hedged items, as of 31 December 2017, decreased by €/000 107,950.
The Group’s net debt totalled €/000 446,696 as of 31 December 2017, compared to €/000 490,956 as of 31 December 2016.
The Group credit facilities and loans are unsecured. Certain medium term facilities include financial covenants in line with market practice for borrowers with similar credit standing. The financial covenants calculated based on the most recent relevant financial statements have fully satisfied the thresholds required.