Ratos: Year-end report 2014
Regulatory Information 2015-02-19
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* Profit before tax SEK 1,367m (1,083) * Earnings per share before dilution SEK 3.22 (2.13) * Strong operational end to the year for many holdings * Good financial position and continued attractive transaction market * Proposed dividend SEK 3.25 per share (3) * Adjusted return target to company-specific and at least 15-20% IRR * Acquisition of Ledil completed in December * Inwido IPO and sale of SB Seating - total exit gain SEK 1,390m * Total return on Ratos shares -15% Telephone conference at 10.00 a.m., participant connection: UK: +44 20 342 814 10, SE: +46 8 566 42 691, US: +1 855 753 22 35.
Watch the film where CEO Susanna Campbell comments on the 2014 results: www.ratos.se/report.
Stockholm 19 February 2015
Susanna Campbell CEO
For further information, please contact: Susanna Campbell, CEO, +46 8 700 17 00 Elin Ljung, Head of Corporate Communications, +46 8 700 17 20
Financial calendar from Ratos: Annual General Meeting 2015 16 April 2015 Interim report January-March 2015 7 May 2015 Interim report January-June 2015 14 August 2015 Interim report January-September 2015 6 November 2015
Ratos is a private equity conglomerate. The company's mission is to maximise shareholder value over time through the professional, active and responsible exercise of its ownership role in primarily unlisted medium sized Nordic companies. Ratos's holdings include AH Industries, Aibel, Arcus-Gruppen, Biolin Scientific, Bisnode, DIAB, Euromaint, GS-Hydro, Hafa Bathroom Group, HENT, HL Display, Inwido, Jøtul, KVD, Ledil, Mobile Climate Control, Nebula and Nordic Cinema Group. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and market capitalisation amounts to approximately SEK 21 billion.
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