Atlas Copco first-quarter report 2015

April 28, 2015

(unaudited)

Growth in service, weak order volumes for equipment

  • Major impact from a significantly stronger USD and a weaker SEK
  • Orders increased 12% year-on-year to MSEK 25 470 (22 653), organic decline of 5%
  • Revenues increased to MSEK 24 745 (21 423), organic decline of 2%
  • Adjusted operating profit of MSEK 4 767 (3 872), corresponding to a margin of 19.3% (18.1)
  • Reported operating profit at MSEK 4 519 (3 760), including items affecting comparability of


    MSEK -248 (-112), corresponding to a margin of 18.3% (17.6)
  • Profit before tax amounted to MSEK 4 287 (3 602)
  • Profit for the period increased 17% to MSEK 3 236 (2 755)
  • Basic earnings per share were SEK 2.66 (2.27)
  • Operating cash flow at MSEK 3 498 (1 863)

Near-term demand outlook

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


Previous near-term demand outlook (published January 29, 2015):
The overall demand for the Group 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 services 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.