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Isabelle Ljunggren
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Financial facts.

Financial objectives

  • An operating margin of at least 8 per cent over a business cycle.
  • An equity/assets ratio over 30 per cent.
  • A share dividend from a long-term perspective of at least one-third of profit after tax.

Key figures Five-year summary

Key figures 2012 2013 2014 2015  2016
Sales (mSEK) 2,570.9 2,508.4 2,725.4 1,656.6 1,755.9
Organic growth (%) 6.1 -1.0 4.8 -2.8 4.8
Operating margin (%) 7.5 5.0 3.8 3.5 5.3
Return on shareholders’ equity (%) 27.7 14.6 11.6 6.7 12.0
Return on capital employed (%) 26.2 16.1 12.7 13.4 21.9
Equity/asset ratio (%) 46.6 48.5 48.4 45.2 44.5
Debt/equity ratio (mutliple) 0.1 0.2 0.2
Number of employees at end of year 3,000 3,001 2,990 1,979 2,044

2015-2016 figures refer to continuing operations after the divestment of Business Area Engineering Services Germany.

Definitions

Capital employed The balance sheet total minus non interest-bearing provisions and liabilities.
Cash flow per share Cash flow from current activities divided by the weighted average number of outstanding shares over the year adjusted for the dilution effect on potential shares.
Debt/equity ratio Net debt divided by shareholders’ equity.
EPS before dilution Profit/loss after tax attributable to the parent company’s owners divided by the average number of outstanding ordinary shares excluding shares held as own shares by the parent company.
EPS after dilution Profit/loss after tax attributable to the parent company’s owners divided by the average number of outstanding shares adjusted for the dilution effect of potential shares.
Equity/assets ratio Shareholders’ equity as a percentage of the balance sheet total.
Net debt Interest-bearing provisions and liabilities with deductions for cash equivalents and interest-bearing receivables.
Organic growth Year-on-year increase in income adjusted for currency effects, acquisitions and divestments.
Operating margin Operating profit as a percentage of operating income.
Operating margin before depreciation Operating profit before depreciation as a percentage of operating income.
Profit margin Profit before tax as a percentage of operating income.
Return on shareholders’ equity Profit for the period after tax  divided by the average shareholders’ equity.
Return on capital employed  Profit before tax plus financial costs divided by the average capital employed.
Shareholders equity per share after dilution Shareholders’ equity divided by the number of shares at end of the year adjusted for the dilution effect on potential shares.
Shareholders equity per share before dilution Shareholders’ equity divided by the number of shares at end of the year excluding shares held as own shares by the parent company.

Analysts

Following financial institutions regularly monitor Semcon:

Stock broker Analyst  
Danske Bank Fredrik Lithell fredrik.lithell@danskebank.se
SEB Enskilda Securities Victor Höglund victor.hoglund@seb.se