Ratos as an investment

Ratos is a Swedish Group focused on technological and infrastructure solutions. The Group currently comprises three business areas – Construction & Services, Industry and Consumer. Everything we do is based on our core values: Simplicity, Speed in Execution and It’s All About People.

Part of something larger

“By developing leading operations in technological and infrastructure solutions and offering a range of services and products that are necessary in a sustainable future, Ratos is creating value both for its shareholders and for society at large. The strength of Ratos’s unique governance model, based on follow-ups and earnings generation in a strong decentralised Group, becomes clear as our companies create synergies between themselves, on their own initiatives and through add-on acquisitions with industrial synergies. It is a fundamental principle that our subsidiaries remain independent but that they can also benefit from being part of something larger within the Ratos Group.”

— Jonas Wiström, President & CEO

Keys to success

Ratos Business System (RBS)

The Ratos Business System (RBS) – the Ratos Group’s operational model is built on Ratos’s core values: Simplicity, Speed in execution and Its all about people.

Focus on profitability and sustained profit growth

Ratos increases the Group’s earnings through a combination of focusing on operational profitability, organic growth, and acquisitions.

Strong decentralised structure

The Ratos Group has a strong decentralised structure and each subsidiary has a large degree of independence.

Sustainability at the core

Sustainability permeates Ratos’s entire business model. Long-term sustainability also creates long-term profitability. We take a comprehensive approach, focusing on sustainable strategies rather than sustainability strategies.

The best of small-scale operations combined with the resources of a larger group

With a small and efficient group organisation and leadership with extensive operational experience, we combine the flexibility and speed of a smaller company with the resources, network and stability of a larger group. Our structural capital and model enable us to act quickly in light of market changes and provide us with all of the necessary conditions to create shareholder value.

Structured follow-ups

Ratos’s day-to-day work is conducted through regular contact with its companies, including monthly follow-ups of earnings, cash flow and the balance sheet. The Ratos Group maintains a close collaboration with its subsidiaries through small, committed boards.

The 90–10 model

Ratos encourages its subsidiaries to maintain a 90% focus on execution and a 10% focus on strategy. It is important for the subsidiaries to have a clear idea about where they are headed, but planning for the future in detail is often a waste of time considering its unpredictability. It is more important to execute the chosen strategy, listen to customers, follow market developments and be quick to adapt to a changing world.

People in focus

Ratos’s role is to enable skilled leaders and employees to excel in a heavily decentralised structure.

The right CEOs for our subsidiaries

The single most important assignment for Ratos is to appoint the CEOs for our subsidiaries. When we attract the best CEOs to our companies, they will in turn attract a strong team.

Continual exchange of experiences and networking

Our subsidiaries reap the rewards of being part of the Ratos network through the exchange of experiences within Ratos, both in the individual business areas and in the Group.

Financial targets

- EBITA is to amount to at least SEK 3 billion by 2025.

- Net debt, excluding financial lease liabilities, in relation to EBITDA should normally range from 1.5 to 2.5x.

- The dividend payout ratio should amount to 30–50% of profit after tax attributable to owners of the parent, excluding capital gains and losses.