Strong order increase in all business areas The figures presented in this report refer to continuing operations unless otherwise stated
• Orders received increased 32% to MSEK 31 710 (23 950), organic growth of 18% • Double-digit growth in all business areas • Revenues increased to MSEK 28 027 (22 453), organic growth of 11% • Operating profit increased 37% to MSEK 5 711 (4 170) • Adjusted operating profit, excluding items affecting comparability, was MSEK 5 878 (4 157) • Profit before tax amounted to MSEK 5 496 (3 989) • Profit for the period was MSEK 3 989 (2 897) • Basic earnings per share were SEK 3.28 (2.38) • Operating cash flow amounted to MSEK 3 510 (3 127), including discontinued operations • Vacuum Technique - New business area operational as of January 1, 2017
Near-term demand outlook
The overall demand for the Group is expected to improve somewhat.
Previous near-term demand outlook (published January 27, 2017). The overall demand for the Group is expected to improve 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 2016, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 101 (BEUR 11) and about 45 000 employees.