Changed financial targets for the hygiene business

The financial targets for the hygiene business have been updated in conjunction with the split of the SCA Group into two listed companies; the forest products company SCA and the hygiene and health company Essity.

The current targets for Personal Care and Tissue have been replaced with targets for the Group. The company will continue to apply targets for organic growth and adjusted return on capital employed (defined as adjusted operating profit before amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (adjusted EBITA)/capital employed).

The target levels have been determined on the basis of the weighted average of the previous targets, taking into account the assessed impact of the BSN medical acquisition.

The new targets for the Group are now annual organic growth of above 3% and adjusted return on capital employed of above 15%.

NB. This information is such that SCA is obligated 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 below, at 07:45 CET on April 27, 2017.  

Karl Stoltz, Media Relations Manager, +46 8 788 51 55

For additional information please contact:
Johan Karlsson, Vice President Investor Relations, 46 (0)8 788 51 30
Karl Stoltz, Media Relations Manager, 46 (0)8 788 51 55

SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company that sustainably develops, produces and sells personal care, tissue and forest products. Through the recently acquired company BSN medical, the Group offers products within wound care, compression therapy and orthopedics. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other brands, such as Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. As Europe’s largest private forest owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. In 2016, the Group had approximately 46,000 employees and sales amounted to approximately SEK 117bn (EUR 12.4bn). SCA was founded in 1929, has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. SCA is dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions.

More information at www.sca.com.

About Us

The core of SCA’s business is the forest, Europe's largest private forest holding. Around this unique resource, we have built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw material from our own and others’ forests. We offer paper for packaging and print, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions. 2018 the forest products company SCA had approximately 4,000 employees and sales amounted to approximately SEK 1617 bn (EUR 1,8 bn). SCA was founded in 1929 and has its headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden. More information at www.sca.com.