Investor AB’s 2018 Annual Report now available online
Today, Investor announced that its complete Annual Report 2018 including the Sustainability Report is available at www.investorab.com. Printed copies will soon be available for distribution.
In 2018, Investor’s total shareholder return was 4 percent, outperforming the Swedish stock market by 8 percentage points. More importantly, many of our companies and Investor itself took significant steps that we believe will create long-term value.
Within Listed Core Investments, Epiroc became our 12th listed core investment following its spin-off from Atlas Copco. We invested SEK 3.4 bn. in Ericsson, Electrolux and Saab.
The major subsidiaries within Patricia Industries reported good sales and profit growth (pro forma). Patricia Industries acquired two new subsidiaries: Sarnova (U.S.) and Piab (Sweden).
In constant currency, the value of our investments in EQT increased by 25 percent. Net cash flow to Investor amounted to SEK 0.2 bn.
MSCI upgraded our ESG rating to A (BBB) and in the Annual Report we outline our strategy and outcome on sustainability-related issues as an owner and company.
The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of SEK 13.00 per share, to be paid in two installments, an increase of 8 percent from 2017.
For further information:
Viveka Hirdman-Ryrberg, Head of Corporate Communication and Sustainability,
Phone +46 70 550 3500
Magnus Dalhammar, Head of Investor Relations,
Phone +46 73 524 2130
Our press releases can be accessed at www.investorab.com
Investor, founded by the Wallenberg family in 1916, is an engaged owner of high-quality, global companies. We have a long-term investment perspective. Through board participation, as well as industrial experience, our network and financial strength, we work continuously to support our companies to remain or become best-in-class. Our holdings include among others ABB, Atlas Copco, Ericsson, Mölnlycke and SEB.