Figures and events

Here are some important figures and events in 2019, regarding sales, operating margin, proposed dividend, financial targets and acquisitions.

Sales, operating margin and proposed dividend

  • Total sales MSEK 110,899 (101,467)
  • Organic sales growth 4 percent (6)
  • Operating margin 5.2 percent (5.2)
  • Proposed divident: 

The Board of Directors of Securitas AB has decided to withdraw its dividend proposal for the AGM 2020 due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 situation and may consider later to resolve on a new dividend proposal. For further information, please click here to see press release from April 28,



Financial targets

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

Earnings per share rose from SEK 9.17 to SEK 9.61, an increase with 4 percent (real change, adjusted for items affecting comparability, IFRS 16 and the impact from the US tax reform)

  • Net debt to EBITDA ratio of on average 2.5:

The net debt to EBITDA ratio decreased from 2.3 to 2.2

  • An operating cash flow of 70 to 80% of operating income:

The operating cash flow was 85%



Major acquisitions in 2019 included: Global Elite Group, the U.S.; Allcooper Group, the UK; and Staysafe, Australia.

Please click here for the Full Year Report January-December 2019, and refer to page 106 (note 16) for the full list of acquisitions during 2019.

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