Atlas Copco Second-quarter report 2018

July 20, 2018

A record quarter

The figures presented in this report refer to continuing operations unless otherwise stated.

  • Record orders, revenues and operating profit
  • Orders increased 13% to MSEK 25 120 (22 286), organic increase of 10%
  • Revenues increased to MSEK 24 461 (21 397), organic growth of 11%
  • Operating profit increased 18% to MSEK 5 430 (4 597), corresponding to a margin of 22.2% (21.5)
  • Profit before tax amounted to MSEK 5 229 (4 202)
  • Profit for the period was MSEK 3 894 (3 038)
  • Basic earnings per share were SEK 3.21 (2.50)
  • Operating cash flow at MSEK 3 066 (4 838), including discontinued operations

Near-term demand outlook

Demand from most customer segments is expected to remain at current high level. Equipment demand from the semiconductor industry is expected to be somewhat lower in the near-term. Previous near-term demand outlook (published April 25, 2018): The overall demand for the Group is expected to remain at current high level.

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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers through its innovative compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, 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 2017, Atlas Copco (excluding Epiroc AB) had revenues of BSEK 86 (BEUR 9) and about 34 000 employees.