Consolidated results 2011 presentation

Highlights of the fourth quarter of 2011

  • Net sales amounted to SEK 28,369m (27,556) and income for the period was SEK 221m (677), or SEK 0.77 (2.38) per share.
  • Operating income amounted to SEK 1,441m (1,714), corresponding to a margin of 5.1% (6.2), excluding items affecting comparability and non-recurring items.
  • Non-recurring costs amounted to SEK 825m, including SEK 635m for overhead reductions and WEEE related costs of SEK 190m for earlier years.
  • Most of the Group’s operations showed solid results in a challenging environment.
  • Operations in North America were negatively impacted by lower volumes and higher costs for raw materials.


  • Net sales increased by 1.9% in comparable currencies.
  • Operating margin, excluding items affecting comparability and non-recurring costs, amounted to 3.9% (6.1).
  • Price pressure and increased costs for raw materials had an adverse impact on operating income.
  • Acquisitions of the appliance companies Olympic Group in Egypt and CTI in Chile.
  • Efforts to reduce working capital have contributed to a solid balance sheet.
  • The Board proposes a dividend for 2011 of SEK 6.50 (6.50) per share.
  • The Board proposes a renewed AGM mandate to repurchase own shares.