Ratos: Interim report January-March 2018

Regulatory Information 2018-05-03

Press release 3 May 2018 

This is information that Ratos AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation.
The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 8.00 CET on 3 May 2018.

January-March 2018

  • Consolidated net sales SEK 4,911m (5,561)
  • Loss before tax SEK -147m (-32)
  • Loss per share before and after dilution SEK -0.47 (-0.38)
  • Cash and cash equivalents in the parent company SEK 2,174m (3,386)

Development of the company portfolio, January-March 2018

  • Net sales in the portfolio SEK 4,503m (4,635)
  • EBITA in the portfolio SEK -18m (102)
  • Adjusted EBITA in the portfolio SEK 13m (105)

Acquisitions and divestments

  • Divestment of Jøtul signed and completed in the first quarter, capital gain of approximately SEK 26m

At 10.00 CET a telephone conference will be held, participant connection: UK: +44 20 3008 9807, SE: +46 8 566 426 69, US: +1 855 831 5948. The telephone conference will be webcasted live at www.ratos.se where presentation material also is available. The telephone conference will be recorded and available at www.ratos.se.

Stockholm 3 May 2018
Jonas Wiström

For further information, please contact:
Helene Gustafsson, Head of IR & Press, +46 8 700 17 98

Financial calendar from Ratos:
Annual General Meeting 2018                         3 May 2018
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 Nordic companies. Our goal as an active owner is to contribute to the 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 and the largest segments in terms of sales are Industrials, Construction and Consumer goods/retail. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has a total of approximately 12,700 employees.