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Figures and events

Here are some important figures and events in 2020

Sales, operating margin, proposed dividend, financial targets and acquisitions.

Sales, operating margin and proposed dividend 

  • Total sales MSEK 107,954 (110,899) 
  • Organic sales growth 0 percent (4) 
  • Operating margin 4.5 percent (5.2) 
  • Proposed divident: 4.00 SEK 

Financial targets 

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

Earnings per share decreased from SEK 9.20 to SEK 6.63  

  • Net debt to EBITDA ratio of on average 2.5: 

The net debt to EBITDA ratio decreased from 2.2 to 2.1 

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

The operating cash flow was 147% 



Major acquisitions in 2020 included: Techco Security in Spain, Stanley Security’s electronic security businesses in Germany, India, Portugal, Singapore and Switzerland, and FE Moran Security Solutions in the US. 

Please click here for the Full Year Report January-December 2020, and refer to page 119 (note 17) for the full list of acquisitions during 2020.

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