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Atlas Copco interim report on Q4 and full-year summary 2014

January 29, 2015


Record operating cash flow and extra distribution proposed

  • Orders increased 24% year-on-year to MSEK 24 375 (19 714), organic growth of 2%
  • Revenues increased to a record of MSEK 25 360 (21 266), organic decline of 3%
  • Operating profit at MSEK 4 771 (4 155), including items affecting comparability of MSEK -115 (+57), corresponding to a margin of 18.8% (19.5)
  • Adjusted operating profit of MSEK 4 886 (4 098), corresponding to a margin of 19.3% (19.3)
  • Profit before tax amounted to MSEK 4 436 (3 925)
  • Profit for the period increased 15% to MSEK 3 335 (2 903)
  • Basic earnings per share were SEK 2.74 (2.39)
  • Record operating cash flow at MSEK 5 083 (2 563)
  • The Board proposes a distribution to shareholders of SEK 12.00 per share through

      *  annual dividend for 2014 of SEK 6.00 (5.50) per share, which will be paid in two installments

      *  an extra distribution of SEK 6.00 per share through mandatory share redemption

Near-term demand outlook

The overall demand for the Group is expected to increase somewhat.

Previous near-term demand outlook (published October 20, 2014):

The overall demand for the Group’s equipment and service is expected to increase somewhat.

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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees.