Ratos Annual and Sustainability Report 2021: Strong full-year result, the growth journey has started and Ratos is ahead of plan

Regulatory Information 2022-03-01

Ratos Annual and Sustainability Report for 2021 is now available on www.ratos.com.

The Ratos Group’s EBITA increased 23% during 2021, and nine companies delivered record-breaking results in a challenging environment. Earnings per share, excluding Bisnode, increased by 79% during the year.

“From several perspectives, 2021 marked an important milestone. Our turnaround journey ended when we started 2021. We are now starting a new chapter of growth, including acquisitions. This new journey will be based on a sustainable business model with an ultimate focus on growth in earnings per share. We will achieve this through EBITA growth with a high return on capital employed, by carrying out

acquisitions where synergies can be leveraged and by exercising care in diluting the share

capital, says Jonas Wiström,” President and CEO, Ratos.

Several companies in the Ratos family significantly reduced their climate footprint during the year. Sustainability work is an intergread part of Ratos business model and a company owned by Ratos will strive to be an ESG leader in its respective industry.

“Sustainable value creation is about understanding how the major societal challenges and mega trends affect the business in the short and long term. We constantly see examples of how Ratos companies in industries where the climate footprint has been enormous historically are involved and lead the green transformation. They work systematically to implement new research, collaborate with others and find new ways into the future. Here it is possible to make a real difference, it is action that counts,” says Josefine Uppling, who joined as the new head of communication and sustainability at Ratos in September 2021.

As an owner, Ratos expects the board and management to identify significant sustainability issues,

set goals and have a systematic follow-up. But this are hygiene factors today. Ratos expects

above all that the work towards getting a little better tomorrow than today is always ongoing and never counts as done. Every industry has its challenges, Ratos focuses on incremental improvement where the climate footprints has historically been the most negative.

The printed version of the Annual and Sustainability Report for 2021 (in Swedish) can be ordered on Ratos website.

For further information:
Josefine Uppling, VP Communication & Sustainability
+46 76 114 54 21

This is information that Ratos AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication at 09:00 a.m. CET on 1 March 2022.

About Ratos
Ratos is a business group consisting of 13 companies divided into three business areas: Construction & Services, Consumer and Industry. In total 2021, the companies have approximately SEK 35 billion in sales. Our business concept is to develop companies headquartered in the Nordics that are or can become market leaders. We enable independent companies to excel by being part of something larger. People, leadership, culture and values are key focus areas for Ratos. Everything we do is based on Ratos’s core values: Simplicity, Speed in Execution and It’s All About People.