4.10 Earnings per share

at 31 December   2017   2016
Net income for the period in CHF thousand   4,771   10,806
Weighted average numbers of shares in issue (in thousands)   1,959   1,960
Earnings per share in CHF   2.44   5.51

In the year under review, there was a minimal dilution of profit of CHF 0.01 per share, resulting in a diluted profit of CHF 2.43 per share.