Atlas Copco Interim report on Q4 and full-year summary 2019 (unaudited)

January 28, 2020

Growth and solid margin end a record year

The figures for previous year in this report refer to continuing operations unless otherwise stated




  • Orders increased 8% to MSEK 25 625 (23 743), organic growth of 1%
  • Record revenues at MSEK 27 319 (25 321), organic growth of 1%
  • Reported operating profit decreased 1% to MSEK 5 627 (5 661), corresponding to a margin of 20.6% (22.4)

    • Adjusted operating profit, excluding items affecting comparability, increased 7% to MSEK 5 913 (5 549) corresponding to a margin of 21.6% (21.9)

  • Profit before tax amounted to MSEK 5 572 (5 934)

    • MSEK 5 858 (5 460), excluding items affecting comparability

  • Basic earnings per share were SEK 3.55 (4.29)

    • 3.74 (3.42) excluding items affecting comparability

  • Operating cash flow at 5 084 (4 970)
  • The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of SEK 7.00 per share (6.30), to be paid in two installments 
  • Return on capital employed was 30% (33)

     


Near-term demand outlook

The demand for Atlas Copco’s products and services is expected to be somewhat lower than the level in the fourth quarter.



Previous near-term demand outlook (published October 21, 2019):

The demand for Atlas Copco’s products and services is expected to be somewhat lower than the level in the third quarter.       


 

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In 2019, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK104 (BEUR 10) and at year end about 39 000 employees.