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Third-quarter report 2021

October 21, 2021

Strong order intake and profit with solid cash flow

The comparison figures presented in this report refer to previous year unless otherwise stated.


  • Order intake increased 36% to MSEK 33 023 (24 246), organic growth of 36%
  • Revenues increased 12% to MSEK 27 824 (24 849), organic growth of 12%
  • Operating profit increased 26% to MSEK 6 000 (4 760), corresponding to a margin of 21.6% (19.2)
    • Adjusted operating profit, excluding items affecting comparability, was MSEK 6 109 (5 021), corresponding to a margin of 22.0% (20.2)
  • Profit before tax amounted to MSEK 5 945 (4 696)
  • Basic earnings per share were SEK 3.74 (2.98)
  • Operating cash flow at MSEK 4 664 (5 143)
  • Return on capital employed was 27% (24)


This information is information that Atlas Copco AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the contact person set out below, at 12:00 CEST on October, 21, 2021.

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Our industrial ideas empower our customers to grow and drive society forward. This is how we create a better tomorrow. Atlas Copco is a global industrial group, founded in 1873 in Stockholm. In 2020 we had revenues of BSEK100 (BEUR 10) and at year end about 40 000 employees.