Financial data

Five year summary

SEK M 2018   2017 2016 2015 2014
Sales and earnings          
Net sales 3,492.4 3,002.0 1,543.9 1,315.3 1,186.8
Gross profit 1,190.9 1,067.9 625.9 537.4 468.8
EBITDA 497.4 428.3 231.6 178.0 171.6
EBITA 449.3 382.8 196.2 145.9 130.4
Operating profit (EBIT) 417.6 351.1 184.0 134.7 120.9
Profit after financial items 373.1 315.6 168.2 134.5 112.7
Profit after tax 273.0 220.5 120.8 95.5 78.9
            
Financial position          
Balance sheet total 3,923.8 3,663.6 3,463.3 1,258.8 1,208.7
Capital employed 3,245.7 3,064.0 2,994.1 1,062.5 1,029.4
Equity 2,226.5 2,004.9 1025.3 871.5 817.6
Equity per share 89.04 80.18 82.01 69.71 65.40
Equity/assets ratio, % 56.7 54.7 29.6 69.2 67.6
Interest-bearing net debt (incl. pension liability) 647.9 742.3 1,692.4 47.1 16.3
Interest-bearing net debt/EBITDA 1.30 1.73 7.26 0.25 0.10
Goodwill/Equity 0.51 0.56 1.09 0.39 0.30
           
Profitability          
Gross margin, % 34.1 35.6 40.5 40.9 39.5
EBITDA margin, % 14.2 14.3 15.0 13.5 14.5
EBITA margin, % 12.9 12.8 12.7 11.1 11.0
Operating margin (EBIT), % 12.0 11.7 11.9 10.2 10.2
Profit margin before tax, % 10.7 10.5 10.9 10.2 9.5
Return on capital employed (ROCE), % 13.2 10.7  12.7 13.0 12.5
Return on equity (ROE), %  12.8 12.3  12.7 11.3 10.1
Earnings per share, SEK 10.92 9.62 9.66 7.64 6.31
           
Personnel          
Number of employees at year-end 1,573 1,502 1,401 748 612
Average number of employees 1,561 1,446 764 636 559
Personnel costs 803.1 718.2 415.9 357.7 302.8
Salaries and social security contributions per employee, SEK '000 514.4 496.7 544.4 562.4 541.7
           
Other          
Amortization of intangible assets 31.7 31.7 12.2 11.2 9.5
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment 48.1 45.5 35.4 32.1 28.0
Cash flow from operating activities 253.6  243.7 251.0 118.0 137.2
Cash flow for the year 47.5  44.4 118.4 –51.1 57.9
Cash flow per share, SEK 1.90 1.94 9.47 4.09 4.63

*Proposed dividend per share.
** Dividend per share based on a doubling of the number of outstanding shares to 25,004,048 after the new share issue was implemented in February 2017.

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