Arjo year-end report January-December 2017
”We have seen a positive development in several markets in the fourth quarter, and in addition we see yet another positive quarter for our US rental business. However, the development in the UK remained challenging with low NHS investments. When adjusted for the DVT situation in the US in the fourth quarter 2016, we see a positive net sales development in the quarter. The activities we are carrying out are paying off and I look forward to continuing to deliver on the plans that we have announced”, says Joacim Lindoff, President & CEO
October-December 2017 in brief
• Net sales fell -4.9% to SEK 2,068 M (2,174). Net sales decreased organically by -1.8%.
• The adjusted organic net sales is estimated to increase by 0.4%.
• Adjusted EBITDA declined to SEK 240 M (422).
• Restructuring and integration costs amounted to SEK 104 M (107), and were mainly related to the creation of Arjo as an independent company.
• Result after financial items declined to SEK -75 M (111).
• Earnings per share declined to SEK -0.25 (0.29).
• Cash flow from operations amounted to SEK 175 M (196). The cash conversion was 123.2% (49.0).
• Partnership with Sony Mobile for unique tracking solution
• Arjo listed on Nasdaq Stockholm
January-December 2017 in brief
• Net sales fell -1.5% to SEK 7,688 M (7,808). Net sales decreased organically by -1.6%.
• The adjusted organic net sales is estimated to decline by -1.0%.
• Adjusted EBITDA fell to SEK 1,246 M (1,610).
• Restructuring and integration costs amounted to SEK 324 M (155), and were mainly related to the creation of Arjo as an independent company.
• Result after financial items declined to SEK 179 M (671).
• Earnings per share declined to SEK 0.43 (1.80).
• Cash flow from operations amounted to SEK 572 M (919). The cash conversion was 57.4% (59.8).
• A dividend per share of SEK 0.50 is proposed, corresponding to approx. SEK 136 M.
Fund managers, analysts and media are invited to participate in a conference call on January 29 at 09.00 CET. Please see details below to join the conference:
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