Dividend

The Extraordinary General Meeting on 22 October 2020 resolved on the proposed dividend of 0.65 SEK per share for the financial year of 2019. The record date was set to Monday, 26 October 2020. The dividend was paid through Euroclear Sweden AB, on Thursday, 29 October 2020.

  2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Dividend per Class A and B share, SEK 0.65 0.50 2.00 2.00 3.25
Dividend per Class C share (preference share), SEK       120 100
Dividend per Class A and B share as % of earnings 31 neg. 278 neg. 252
Dividend per Class A and B share as % of equity 2 2 7 6 9
Dividend, SEKm1) 207 160 638 723 1,111
Dividend yield, Class B share, % 1.9 2.1 5.6 4.6 6.7

1 ) Refers to dividends on ordinary shares. Including preference shares 2015-2017.

 

Dividend policy

The Ratos share should be characterized by steadily increasing dividends over time linked to an increasing profit and a stable financial position. The Board of Directors makes the assessment that with a dividend share of 30–50 percentage of profit after tax attributable to the parent company's owners, these conditions are safeguarded.