I.A. Hedin Bil has published its annual report and sustainability report
Gothenburg April 15, 2019
I.A. Hedin Bil has published its annual report for 2018. The annual report contains a company overview, audited financial statements and the administration report. I.A. Hedin Bil has also published its sustainability report for 2018 in Swedish.
Anders Hedin, Owner and CEO, says:
“2018 was another eventful year for us as a group. During the year, we inaugurated and re-opened a total of seven dealerships. We opened in eleven new locations, acquired 14 new dealerships and established ourselves in a new market, Belgium. With this, we passed a milestone when we mid-year welcomed our hundredth dealership. All in all, there have been many incredible achievements to be proud of.”
Key performance indicators compared with previous year:
• I.A. Hedin Bil AB increased the number of vehicles sold by 31 percent to 78 504 (59 595)
• Sales increased by 66 percent to MSEK 21 043 (MSEK 12 657)
• The earnings after financial items decreased to MSEK 113 (MSEK 144)
Net sales increased by 66 percent to 21 043 MSEK (12 657 MSEK). Net sales refer
primary to sales of vehicles and the aftermarket service. Organic growth amounted to 12 percent, which is higher than the total market growth.
Operating profit amounted to 227 MSEK (197 MSEK) at a margin of 1.1 percent (1.6 percent). Operating margin in vehicle sales are still under pressure at 0.6 percent (1.0 percent). For after-market, the operating margin was flat at 3.0 percent (3.0 percent), and managed to absorb a higher depreciation of fixed assets due to investments
in aftermarket service.
Financial cost has increased primarily due to acquisition financing and working capital financing of newly added businesses.
The annual report and sustainability report (Swedish) are available on www.hedinbil.se.
I.A. Hedin Bil AB (publ)
The information in this press release is information which I.A. Hedin Bil AB is required to disclose under the EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014. The information was provided by the contact person for publication on the 15th of April 2019 at 09:00 CET.
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Emma Andersson, Corporate Communication Manager, (+46) 707 936 053; firstname.lastname@example.org
I.A. Hedin Bil is one of the largest privately-owned automotive retailers in the Nordics, with 30 brands in the portfolio, offering full service for private and corporate customers. Financing, service and insurance are some of the components of the total offer. Hedin Bil is represented in more than 100 locations in Sweden, Norway and Belgium. Turnover in 2018 amounted to 21 bn SEK with 2450 employees. www.hedinbil.se
® I.A. Hedin Bil is a registered trademark owned by the Anders Hedin Invest Group (91 %) and Ingemar Hedin (9 %).