Share information

The Atlas Copco shares are listed at the exchange NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Large cap.

Trading and market capitalization

The Atlas Copco share was listed in Stockholm on September 3, 1920.

The shares outstanding are divided into class A and class B shares. The difference is in voting power. An A-share represents one vote at the Annual General meeting, while a B-share represents 1/10 of a vote. A class A and a class B share have exactly the same right to Atlas Copco’s capital, and get the same dividends.

The Atlas Copco shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, which represented 36% of the total trading of the A share (47% of the B share) in 2017. Other markets, so called Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTF), e.g. CBOE and Turquoise accounted for some 37% (32% of the B share), and the remaining 27% (21% of the B share) were traded outside public markets, for example through over-the-counter trading.

The market capitalization at year end 2017 was MSEK 420 076 (329 940) and the company represented 6.3% (5.4) of the total market value of Nasdaq Stockholm. Atlas Copco was the second (fifth) most traded name in 2017 by total turnover.

A program for American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) was established in the United States in 1990. One ADR corresponds to one share. The depositary bank is Citibank N.A. At year end 2017, there were 16 705 547 ADRs outstanding, of which 15 327 588 represented A shares and 1 377 959 B shares.

Symbols and tickers

  A-share B-share
NASDAQ OMX ATCO A ATCO B
ISIN code SE0011166610 SE0011166628
Reuters ATCOa.ST ATCOb.ST
Bloomberg ATCOA SS ATCOB SS
ADR  ATLKY.OTC ATLCY.OTC

Dividend and mandatory redemption of shares

The Board of Directors proposed to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of SEK 7.00 (6.80) per share be paid for the 2017 fiscal year. Due to the split of the company, the dividend for 2017 is proposed to be paid in one installment. The intention is to return to two installments in the coming years. The annual dividend growth for the five-year period 2013–2017 will equal 4.9%. During the same period, the dividend has averaged 60% of basic earnings per share. The ambition is to distribute about 50% of earnings as dividends to shareholders.

The Board’s proposal of a mandatory share redemption procedure was approved, whereby every share is split into one ordinary share and one redemption share. The redemption share is then automatically redeemed at SEK 8.00 per share.

Dates for dividend
Amount Ex-dividend date  Record date  Payment 
Dividend SEK 7.00
April 25, 2018
April 26, 2018
May 2, 2018
Redemption of shares SEK 8.00
May 09, 2018  May 11, 2018
June 11, 2018

Distribution of shares

Go to the page Share repurchases for the distribution of Atlas Copco shares, including shares held by the company.

Per share data

Per share data, SEK 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Basic earnings/ diluted earnings

9.95/ 9.92

10.01/ 9.99

9.62/ 9.58

9.81/ 9.79

13.73 / 13.63

Dividend

5.50

6.00

6.30

6.80

7.00 x)

- Dividend as % of basic earnings

55.3%

59.9%

65.5%

69.3%

51.0%

- Dividend yield %

3.1%

3.1%

2.6%

3.0%

2.2%

Redemption of shares

 -

6.00

-

-

8.00 x)

Operating cash flow

7.0

11.5

13.9

14.9

15.5

Equity

33

42

38

44

50

Share price, Dec. 31, A share/ B Share

178.3/ 163.2

218.4/ 200.9

208.4/ 195.3

277.5/ 248.6

354.2 / 314.6

Highest price quoted, A share/ B Share

194.1/ 176.4

222.6/ 204.3

303.1/ 270.0

290.0/ 259.4

375.8 / 338.1

Lowest price quoted, A share/ B Share

154.3/ 136.2

169.6/ 155.9

186.9/ 173.7

171.0/ 162.6

277.0 / 247.1

Average closing price, A share/ B Share

179.0/ 160.6

196.4/ 181.1

238.7/ 217.5

229.9/ 210.0

322.0 / 338.1

Average number of shares outstanding, millions

1212.8

1215.6

1217.4

1216.1

1214.1

Diluted average number of shares outstanding, millions

1214.4

1216.6

1218.7

1216.8

1215.8

Share issues 1973-2017

Year Type   Increase of share capital, MSEK Amount paid, MSEK
1973 Bonus issue 1:02 69.2  
1974 New issue 1:4 SEK 25  51.7 51.7
1976 New issue 1:5 SEK 50 51.7 103.5
1979 Bonus issue 1:06 51.7  
  New issue 1:6 SEK 60  51.7 124.1
1982 Bonus issue 1:04 103.5  
  New issue (non-preferential) 2 765 000 shares at SEK 135 69.1 373.3
1989 Bonus issue 1 B share: 3 A shares 195.5  
1990 New issue (non-preferential) 4 000 000 B shares at SEK 320.13 100.0 1 280.5
  Conversion [1] 7 930 shares 0.2 1.2
1991 Conversion [1] 42 281 shares 1.1 6.3
1992 Conversion [1] 74 311 shares 1.9 11.1
1993 Non-cash issue [2] 383 500 shares at SEK 317 9.5 121.6
  Conversion [1] 914 496 shares 22.9 137.2
1994 Split 5:1 nominal value SEK 5    
1999 New issue 1:7 SEK 160 130.4 4 173.80
2005 Split 4:1 nominal value SEK 1.25    
  Share redemption 209 602 184 shares at SEK 20 -262 -4 192.00
2007 Split 3:1 quota value SEK 0.4167    
  Share redemption [3] 628 806 552 shares at SEK 40 -262 -24 415.70
  Bonus issue No new shares issued, quota value SEK 0.625 262  
  Redemption of shares held by Atlas Copco 28 000 000 shares -17.5  
  Bonus issue No new shares issued, quota value SEK 0.639 17.5  
 2011 Split 2:1 quota value 0.32    
  Share redemption [4] 1 229 613 104 shares at SEK 5 -393 - 6 067
  Bonus issue No new shares issued, quota value SEK 0.639 393  
2015 Split 2:1 quota value 0.32    
  Share redemption [5] 1 229 613 104 shares at SEK 6 -393 -7304.7
  Bonus issue No new shares issued, quota value SEK 0.639 393  
2018 Split 2:1 quota value 0.32    
  Share redemption [6] 1 229 613 104 shares at SEK 8 -393 -9704.6
  Bonus issue No new shares issued, quota value SEK 0.639 393  
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