Interim Report January-June 2016

Highlights during the second quarter

  • Net asset value*1) amounted to SEK 259,083 m. (SEK 339 per share) on June 30, 2016, a decrease of SEK 3,199 m. (SEK 5 per share) during the quarter, corresponding to a change of -1 percent. Adjusted for the dividend paid, net asset value increased by SEK 4,436 m., or 2 percent. Over the past 20 years, annual average net asset value growth, with dividend added back, has been 9 percent.
  • Within Listed Core Investments, shares in Wärtsilä were purchased for SEK 247 m.
  • The value change of Investor’s investments in EQT was 7 percent in constant currency. Net cash flow from EQT amounted to SEK -0.3 bn. due to draw-downs.
  • Within Patricia Industries, the subsidiaries performed well, with overall strong organic growth and improved profitability.

Financial information, year to date 2016

  • Consolidated profit/loss for the period, which includes unrealized change in value, was SEK -6,288 m. (SEK -8.25 basic earnings per share), compared to SEK 25,542 m. (SEK 33.54 basic earnings per share) for the same period 2015.
  • Listed Core Investments contributed SEK -6,873 m. to net asset value (18,476).
  • EQT contributed SEK 1,166 m. to net asset value (3,093).
  • Patricia Industries contributed SEK 1,380 m. to net asset value (3,581).
  • Leverage* (net debt/total assets) was 6.3 percent as of June 30, 2016 (5.5).
  • Consolidated net sales for the period was SEK 15,124 m. (11,911).

1) Key figures market with * are such financial measures that are not defined or specified in the applicable financial reporting framework. For more information, see page 14 and 24.

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Investor is the leading owner of Nordic-based international companies, founded by the Wallenberg family a hundred years ago. We own significant minority or majority interests in high quality companies. Through our participation on the boards of directors, we work for continuous improvement of the performance of the companies. With our industrial experience, network and financial strength we strive to make our companies best-in-class. Our cash flow allows us to support strategic initiatives in our companies, capture investment opportunities and provide our shareholders with a dividend. Our Core Investments include listed holdings Atlas Copco, SEB, ABB, Ericsson and the operating subsidiary Mölnlycke Health Care.