Strong balance sheet and firepower offer growth opportunities
Electrolux had a net financial cash position of SEK 2bn as of December 31, 2018 and a firepower of approximately SEK 14bn.
Healthy cash flow generation
In 2016-2018, cash flow after investments amounted to SEK 19.7bn.
Increasing earnings stability through product mix and cost efficiency
The strategic focus on driving mix through consumer experience innovation and product portfolio management has in combination with a strong track-record of delivering cost reductions resulted in increased earnings stability. Despite significant headwinds from raw material, trade tariffs and currency of SEK 3bn in 2018, Electrolux achieved an operating income excluding non-recurring items of SEK 6.7bn, corresponding to a margin of 5.4% (6.1).