Alfa Laval AB (publ) Fourth quarter and full year 2019
Record strong sales and profit in Q4
- Invoicing and operating income reached new record levels, with strong performance in all divisions.
- Order intake continued on a high level and increased somewhat compared to previous quarter.
- Most end markets grew compared to last year.
- Strong service growth – 10 percent organic order growth.
- Cash flow from operating activities improved with SEK 900 million.
Order intake decreased by 6 percent* to SEK 11,153 (11,561) million.
Net sales increased by 12 percent* to SEK 12,964 (11,209) million.
Adjusted EBITA**: SEK 2,250 (1,787) million.
Adjusted EBITA margin**: 17.4 (15.9) percent.
Result after financial items: SEK 1,860 (1,470) million.
Net income: SEK 1,424 (1,297) million.
Earnings per share: SEK 3.39 (3.07).
Cash flow from operating activities: SEK 2,392 (1,490) million.
Impact on adjusted EBITA of foreign exchange effects: SEK 155 (-90) million.
Impact on result after financial items of comparison distortion items: SEK -2 (14) million.
Order intake decreased by 6 percent* to SEK 44,119 (45,005) million.
Net sales increased by 10 percent* to SEK 46,517 (40,666) million.
Adjusted EBITA**: SEK 7,989 (6,718) million.
Adjusted EBITA margin**: 17.2 (16.5) percent.
Result after financial items: SEK 7,221 (5,896) million.
Net income: SEK 5,508 (4,537) million.
Earnings per share: SEK 13.08 (10.77).
Cash flow from operating activities: SEK 5,223 (4,883) million.
Impact on adjusted EBITA of foreign exchange effects: SEK 430 (-85) million.
Impact on result after financial items of comparison distortion items: SEK 189 (151) million.
Return on capital employed (%) **: 23.0 (22.4).
Net debt to EBITDA, times **/***: 0.88 (0.93).
* Excluding currency effects. ** Alternative performance measures.
*** Net debt to EBITDA for full year 2019 excluding IFRS 16 impact: 0.60.
Outlook for the first quarter
“We expect demand in the first quarter to be about the same as in the fourth quarter.”
Earlier published outlook (October 24, 2019): “We expect demand in the fourth quarter to be somewhat higher than in the third quarter.”
The Board of Directors will propose a dividend of SEK 5.50 (5.00) per share to the Annual General Meeting.
The Q4 2019 report has been reviewed by the company’s auditors, see page 25 for the review report.
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Alfa Laval AB (publ)
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