Figures and Events

Here are some important figures and events in 2018, regarding sales, operating margin, proposed dividend, financial targets and acquisitions.

Sales, operating margin and proposed dividend

  • Total sales MSEK 101,467 (92,197)
  • Organic sales growth 6 percent (5)
  • Operating margin 5.2 percent (5.1)
  • Proposed dividend SEK 4.40 (4.00)

Financial targets

Securitas has two financial targets:

An annual average increase in earnings per share of 10 percent:

  • Earnings per share rose from SEK 7.87 to SEK 9.17, an increase 12 percent (real change, adjusted for items affecting comparability)

A free cash flow to net debt ratio of at least 0.20:

  • The free cash flow to net debt ratio decreased from 0.19 to 0.13.


Four major acquisitions were made during 2018: Kratos Public Safety and Security, the U.S.; Pronet Security and Sernet Services, Turkey; Automatic Alarm, France; and Alphatron Security Systems, the Netherlands. Please click here for the Full Year Report January-December 2018, and refer to page 12 for the full list of acquisitions during 2018.

Securitas AB Annual and Sustainability Report 2018

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