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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 29.3% of the total trading of the A share (37.3% of the B share) in 2020. Other markets, so called Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTF), e.g. CBOE and Turquoise accounted for some 31.1% (23.2% of the B share), and the remaining 39.2% (39.5% of the B share) were traded outside public markets, for example through over-the-counter trading. The market capitalization at year end 2020 was MSEK 497 187 (440 497) and the company represented 5.7% (5.7) of the total market value of Nasdaq Stockholm. Atlas Copco was the second (first) most traded share in 2020 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 2020, there were 27 854 337 ADRs outstanding, of which 26 757 226 represented A shares and 1 097 111 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

The Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of SEK 7.30 per share to be paid for the 2020 fiscal year. In order to facilitate a more efficient cash management, the dividend is proposed to be paid in two equal instalments, the first with record date April 29, 2021 and the second with record date October 25, 2021.

Dates for dividend

Amount

Ex-dividend date

Record date

Payment 

Dividend

SEK 3.65*

28 April, 2021

29 April, 2021

4 May, 2021

Dividend

SEK 3.65*

22 Oct, 2021

25 Oct, 2021

28 Oct, 2021

Distribution of shares

On Nasdaq’s webpage you can find information about Atlas Copco’s repurchases of own shares and cancellation of treasury shares.

In recent years the repurchases have been made in order to cover the performance-based long-term incentive program for the board. For further information on the option programs and repurchase of own shares please see the annual report.

Per share data

Key figures per share 2018 2019 2020

Basic earnings/ diluted earnings

13.45 / 13.43

13.60 / 13.59 12.16 / 12.14

Dividend

6.30

7.00 7.30

- Dividend as % of basic earnings

46.8%

51.5% 60.0%

- Dividend yield %

2.2%

2.4% 1.9%

Redemption of shares

-

- -

Operating cash flow

11.65

12.04 15.56

Equity

35

44 44

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

210.5 / 193.3

373.6 / 325.2 421.1 / 368.3

Highest price quoted, A share/ B Share

380.8 / 339.7

386.5 / 336.9 445.5 / 390.0

Lowest price quoted, A share/ B Share

205.3 / 187.7

205.0 / 188.5 266.7 / 231.6

Average closing price, A share/ B Share

291.3 / 264.0

288.0 / 258.8 385.0 / 338.0

Average number of shares outstanding, millions

1213.5

1 214.7 1215.4

Diluted average number of shares outstanding, millions

1215.3

1 215.8 1217.2
Number of shareholders, December 31 87 009 81 656 82 079
Market capitalization, December 31 252 130 440 497 497 187

Share issues 1973-2019

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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