Investor AB’s 2017 Annual Report now available online
Today, Investor announced that the company’s complete Annual Report 2017 in English and Swedish is available as PDF documents for downloading or reading at www.investorab.com. The printed versions will soon be available for distribution.
2017 was a strong year for Investor. Our adjusted net asset value grew by 16 percent and our total shareholder return amounted to 13 percent, which exceeded our return requirement and the general market. During the past 20 years, our average annual total shareholder return has been 11 percent. Our focus on generating a competitive total return remains firm.
Within Listed Core Investments, we invested in Ericsson. Atlas Copco proceeded with the proposed split of the company and several companies made strategic acquisitions. A number of new board members were nominated or elected, including the chairs in Ericsson and Electrolux.
Within Patricia Industries, several companies made add-on acquisitions. Patricia Industries received SEK 6.0 bn. in distribution, mainly from Mölnlycke.
In constant currency, the value of our investments in EQT increased by 21 percent. Net cash flow to Investor amounted to SEK 1 bn.
As supplementary information, we started to provide estimated market values for the major wholly-owned subsidiaries and partner-owned investments within Patricia Industries.
The board proposes a dividend per share of SEK 12.00 (11.00), to be paid in two installments, SEK 8.00 per share in May, 2018, and SEK 4.00 per share in November, 2018.
For further information:
Magnus Dalhammar, Head of Investor Relations, Phone 46 8 614 2130, 46 73 524 2130
Stefan Stern, Head of Corporate Relations, Sustainability and Communications, Phone 46 8 614 2058, 46 70 636 7417
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Investor, founded by the Wallenberg family a hundred years ago, is the leading owner of high quality Nordic-based international companies. Through board participation, our industrial experience, network and financial strength, we strive to make our companies best-in-class. Our holdings include, among others, ABB, Atlas Copco, Ericsson, Mölnlycke and SEB.