Ratos AB: Ratos's Capital Markets Day 2018


Press release  4 June 2018 

In conjunction with its Capital Markets Day, Ratos is presenting its new financial targets and focus areas going forward. 

New financial targets
Ratos's new financial targets focus on the earnings trend of the company portfolio, Ratos's debt ratio and the total return of the share. The previous IRR-target of a minimum of 15% will no longer be applied.

  1. The earnings of the company portfolio should increase each year
  2. A conservative leverage in the portfolio companies with an aggregated debt ratio, including Ratos AB, less than 2.5x (Net debt / EBITDA)
  3. Total return of the Ratos share should over time outperform the average on Nasdaq Stockholm

Focus areas
Ratos continues to focus on profitability in the current portfolio. The agenda is stability followed by profitability and growth. In underperforming companies, the highest focus is on profitability-enhancing measures ensuring the right management and active corporate governance.

Comments from Ratos's CEO Jonas Wiström:

"During the year, we have made changes to Ratos's investment organisation and incentive programme and reviewed our corporate governance. We regard Ratos as having a unique position in the market and the potential for further development, with a long-term investment horizon and strong brand. The main focus for Ratos at this time is on reversing the negative trend with respect to the earnings trend of the current company portfolio.

The presentations at today's capital markets day are available at www.ratos.se

For further information, please contact:
Jonas Wiström, CEO, Ratos, +46 8 700 17 00
Helene Gustafsson, Head of IR and Press, Ratos, +46 8 700 17 98

Financial calendar from Ratos:
Capital Markets Day 2018                               4 June 2018
Interim report January-June 2018                   17 August 2018
Interim report January-September 2018          25 October 2018

Ratos is an investment company that owns and develops unlisted medium-sized companies in the Nordic countries. Our goal as an active owner is to contribute to long-term and sustainable business development in the companies we invest in and to make value-generating transactions. Ratos's portfolio consists of 13 medium-sized Nordic companies, with the largest segments in terms of sales being Industrials, Construction and Consumer goods/Commerce. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has a total of approximately 12,700 employees.