The Year in Brief

The 2011/2012 financial year

  • Net sales rose by 18 percent and reached SEK 5,200 million.
  • Operating profit increased by 24 percent to SEK 470 million.
  • Profit after tax rose by 23 percent to SEK 327 million, corresponding to earnings per share of SEK 14.65.
  • Cash flow from the operations amounted to SEK 415 million corresponding to cash flow per share of SEK 18.90.
  • Return on equity totalled 34 percent and the equity ratio was 37 percent.
  • Six acquisitions were made, which added sales of more than SEK 430 million on an annual basis.
  • The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of SEK 8.00 per share.
  • Demand grew, but the market was more fragmented than in the past, with variations between different geographic markets, customer segments and product niches.
  • Growth in sales and profit is based on good organic growth, and on the sound development of the acquired companies.
  • A reorganisation to provide greater potential for growth and efficiency was implemented at the transition to the new financial year. Two new business units were formed in conjunction with the reorganisation: Industrial Products and Energy Products. The Energy & Equipment business area was at the same time renamed Energy.

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2011/2012 2010/2011 Change, percent
Revenue, SEKm 5,200 4,418 18
Operating profit, SEKm 470 380 24
Return on working capital (P/WC), % 53 50 6
Earnings per share, SEK 14.65 11.80 24
Return on equity, % 34 31 10
Average number of employees 1,612 1,445 12











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This document is in all respects a translation of the Swedish original Annual Report. In the event of any differences between this translation and the Swedish original, the latter shall prevail.