Electrolux Consolidated Results 2014

Highlights of the fourth quarter of 2014

  • Net sales amounted to SEK 31,400m (28,891).
  • Sales increased by 8.7%, of which 2.0% was organic growth, 0.2% acquisitions and 6.5% currencies. 
  • Strong improvement in operating income for Major Appliances EMEA, Latin America and Asia/Pacific.
  • New energy requirements and ramp up of a new production facility impacted earnings negatively for Major Appliances North America.
  • Operating income amounted to SEK 1,472m (1,223), corresponding to a margin of 4.7% (4.2).
  • Strong cash flow of SEK 1,844m (1,484).
  • Income for the period, including items affecting comparability, was SEK 970m (–987), and earnings per share was SEK 3.39 (–3.44).              
  • The Board proposes a dividend for 2014 of SEK 6.50 (6.50) per share.

Telephone conference 09.00 CET

A telephone conference is held at 09.00 CET today, January 28. The conference will be chaired by Keith McLoughlin, President and CEO of Electrolux. Mr. McLoughlin will be accompanied by Tomas Eliasson, CFO.

Details for participation by telephone are as follows:

Participants in Sweden should call +46 8 505 564 74

Participants in UK/Europe should call +44 203 364 5374

Participants in US should call +1 855 753 2230

Slide presentation for download:

http://www.electrolux.com/ir

Link to webcast:

http://www.electrolux.com/interim-report-webcast

For further information, please contact:

Catarina Ihre, Vice President Investor Relations at +46 (0)8 738 60 87

Merton Kaplan, Analyst Investor Relations at +46 (0)8 738 70 06

Electrolux Press Hotline, +46 8 657 65 07.

Electrolux discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.00 CET on January 28, 2015.

Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances, based on deep consumer insight and developed in close collaboration with professional users. We offer thoughtfully designed, innovative solutions for households and businesses, with products such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances. Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. In 2014, Electrolux had sales of SEK 112 billion and 60,000 employees. For more information go to  www.electroluxgroup.com

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Electrolux shapes living for the better by reinventing taste, care and wellbeing experiences, making life more enjoyable and sustainable for millions of people. As a leading global appliance company, we place the consumer at the heart of everything we do. Through our brands, including Electrolux, AEG, Anova, Frigidaire, Westinghouse and Zanussi, we sell more than 60 million household and professional products in more than 150 markets every year. For more information go to www.electroluxgroup.com.

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