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 33.2% of the total trading of the A share (50.4% of the B share) in 2018. Other markets, so called Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTF), e.g. CBOE and Turquoise accounted for some 34.0% (24.9% of the B share), and the remaining 32.8% (24.7% of the B share) were traded outside public markets, for example through over-the-counter trading.

The market capitalization at year end 2018 was MSEK 252 130 (420 076) and the company represented 4.2% (6.3) of the total market value of Nasdaq Stockholm. Atlas Copco was the second (second) most traded share in 2018 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 2018, there were 19 536 115 ADRs outstanding, of which 18 541 998 represented A shares and 994 117 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 Annual General Meeting decided a dividend of SEK 6.30 per share be paid for 2018. The dividend can be compared to an approximate dividend in 2017, for the continuing business of Atlas Copco (excluding Epiroc), of SEK 5.20 per share. The total dividend previous year, including discontinued operations, was SEK 7.00. Excluding shares currently held by the company, the proposed dividend corresponds to a total of MSEK 7 640 (8 496).

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, 2019 and the second with record date October 28, 2019.

The yearly dividend during the last five years amounted in average to 59% of basic earnings per share. The ambition is to distribute about 50% of earnings as dividends to shareholders.

Dates for dividend Amount Ex-dividend date Record date Payment 

Dividend

SEK 3.15

April 26, 2019

April 29, 2019

May 3, 2019

Dividend

SEK 3.15

October 25, 2019

October 28, 2019

October 31, 2019

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

Key figures per share 2017 1) 2018

Basic earnings/ diluted earnings

13.72 / 13.61

13.45 / 13.43

Dividend

7.00

6.30

- Dividend as % of basic earnings

51.0%

47.0%

- Dividend yield %

2.2%

2.2%

Redemption of shares

8.00

N/A

Operating cash flow

15.53

11.65

Equity

50

35

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

354.2 / 314.6

210.5 / 193.3

Highest price quoted, A share/ B Share

375.8 / 338.1

380.8 / 339.7

Lowest price quoted, A share/ B Share

277.0 / 247.1

205.3 / 187.7

Average closing price, A share/ B Share

322.0 / 289.6

291.3 / 264.0

Average number of shares outstanding, millions

1214.1

1 213.5

Diluted average number of shares outstanding, millions

1215.8

1 215.3
Number of shareholders, December 31 80 846 87 009
Market capitalization, December 31 420 076 252 130

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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