Financial focus area
Our mission is to achieve sustainable, profitable growth. By doing so, we are creating lasting value while safeguarding people and the planet.
Our financial targets
- Atlas Copco has a goal of 8% annual revenue growth, measured over a business cycle
- To deliver sustained high return on capital employed by constantly striving for operational excellence and generating growth
- Distribute about 50% of earnings as dividends to shareholders
Following up our progress
Annual revenue growth rate, average*
Capital employed and return*
Dividend/earnings per share, average including discontinued operations
Dividend policy history
–2003 30–40% of earnings
2003–2011 40–50% of earnings
2011– about 50% of earnings
Related Global Goals
Global Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
We promote economic development in the local communities where we operate through the payment of fair salaries, taxes, pension and social security contributions. We have high standards for human rights and labor rights, both internally and in our value chain. We measure success against the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit; we must succeed in all three areas in order to secure our long-term success. We hold our business partners to the same high standards.
Global Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Our financial success enables us to continuously invest in research and development, leading to innovations that in turn help our customers to deliver the products and infrastructure we all depend on in our daily lives.