Interim report January-March 2019

Improved earnings and higher rate of growth

  • Net sales for the period amounted to SEK 5,207m (4,530), an increase of 14% (2) adjusted for acquisitions and divestments
  • Several of Ratos’s companies demonstrated both increased net sales and an improved order situation
  • EBITA, excluding IFRS 16, improved to SEK 44m (-19)
  • For the rolling 12-month period, earnings from the company portfolio amounted to SEK 895m (838)
  • Operating profit according to IFRS amounted to SEK 27m (-39)
  • The board has decided on a new dividend policy

At 10.00 CET a telephone conference will be held, participant connection: UK: +44 33 3300 9262, SE: +46 8 505 583 53, US: +1 646 722 4957. The telephone conference will be webcasted live at www.ratos.se where presentation material also is available. The telephone conference will be recorded and available at www.ratos.se.

Stockholm 8 May 2019
Jonas Wiström
CEO

For further information, please contact:
Jonas Wiström, CEO, +46 8 700 17 00
Peter Wallin, CFO, +46 8 700 17 00
Helene Gustafsson, Head of IR & Press, +46 8 700 17 98 

About Ratos:
Ratos is an investment company that develops unlisted medium-sized companies based in the Nordic region. As an active owner, the goal is to contribute to long-term, sustainable development of the companies. Ratos is listed and invests capital from its own balance sheet and thus has a flexible ownership horizon. Ratos's 12 companies are divided into three business areas; Construction & Services, Consumer & Technology and Industry. In total, the companies employ approximately 12,300 employees. 

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Ratos is a corporate group consisting of 12 companies divided into three business areas: Consumer & Technology, Construction & Services and Industry. Our business concept is to develop medium-sized companies with headquarters in the Nordic region that are or have the potential to become market-leading. We make it possible for independent medium-sized companies to excel by being part of something larger. A focus on people and leadership, culture and values are key components of Ratos. Everything we do is based on our core values: Simplicity, Speed in Execution and It’s All About People.

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