Ratos: Interim report January-September 2018

Press release 25 October 2018 

This is information that Ratos AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation.
The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 8.00 CET on 25 October 2018.

July-September 2018

  • Consolidated net sales SEK 5,425m (5,344)
  • Profit before tax SEK 88m (741)
  • Earnings per share before and after dilution SEK 0.00 (2.13)

Development of the company portfolio, July-September 2018

  • Net sales in the portfolio SEK 4,985m (4,582)
  • EBITA in the portfolio SEK 117m (180)
  • Adjusted EBITA in the portfolio SEK 173m (199)

January-September 2018

  • Consolidated net sales SEK 17,206m (17,647)
  • Profit before tax SEK 678m (1,255)
  • Earnings per share before and after dilution SEK 1.06 (2.73)
  • Cash and cash equivalents in the parent company SEK 1,724m (2,405)

Development of the company portfolio, January-September 2018

  • Net sales in the portfolio SEK 15,835m (15,111)
  • EBITA in the portfolio SEK 891m (1,002)
  • Adjusted EBITA in the portfolio SEK 945 (1,037)

Acquisitions and divestments, January-September 2018

  • Gudrun Sjödén Group was divested in the third quarter, capital gain of SEK 36m
  • Jøtul was divested in the first quarter, capital gain of SEK 26m

At 11.00 CET a telephone conference will be held, participant connection: UK: +44 20 3008 9813, SE: +46 8 566 426 99, US: +1 855 831 5948. 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 25 October 2018
Jonas Wiström
CEO

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

Financial calendar from Ratos:
Year-end report 2018                                     15 February 2019
Annual General Meeting                                 8 May 2019

Ratos is an investment company that owns and develops unlisted medium-sized Nordic companies. Our goal as an active owner is to contribute to the long-term and sustainable business development in the companies we invest in and to make value-generating transactions. Ratos's portfolio consists of 12 medium-sized Nordic companies and the largest segments in terms of sales are Construction, Industrials and Consumer goods/retail. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has a total of approximately 12,300 employees.

About Us

Ratos is a business group consisting of 12 companies divided into three business areas: Construction & Services, Consumer & Technology and Industry. Our business concept is to develop mid-sized companies headquartered in the Nordics that are or can become marketleaders. We enable independent mid-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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