|Sales including VAT, SEK m||150,090||176,620||209,921||222,865||231,771|
|Sales excluding VAT, SEK m||128,562||151,419||180,861||192,267||200,004|
|Change from previous year in SEK, %||6||18||19||6||4|
|Change from previous year in local currencies, %
|Operating profit, SEK m||22,090||25,583||26,942||23,823||20,569|
|Operating margin, %||17.2||16.9||14.9||12.4||10.3|
|Depreciation for the year, SEK m||4,191||5,045||6,399||7,605||8,488|
|Profit after financial items, SEK m||22,448||25,895||27,242||24,039||20,809|
|Profit after tax, SEK m||17,093||19,976||20,898||18,636||16,184|
|Cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments, SEK m||17,224||16,693
|Stock-in-trade, SEK m||16,695||19,403
|Equity, SEK m||45,248||51,556
|Number of shares, thousands*||1,655,072||1,655,072||1,655,072||1,655,072||1,655,072|
|Earnings per share, SEK*||10.33||12.07||12.63||11.26||9.78|
|Shareholders' equity per share, SEK*||27.34||31.15
|Cash flow from current operations per share, SEK*||14.40||14.60
|Dividend per share, SEK||9.50||9.75
|Return on equity, %||38.4||41.3||38.1||31.2||26.8|
|Return on capital employed, %||50.0||53.1||49.3||39.2||31.0|
|Share of risk-bearing capital, %||73.0||72.5||72.7||67.1||6.0|
|Equity/assets ratio, %||68.9||68.2||67.6||62.1||56.0|
|Total number of stores||3,132||3,511||3,924||4,351||4,739|
|Average number of employees||81,099||93,351||104,634||114,586||123,178|
Key figure definitions
Return on shareholders' equity-Profit for the year divided by shareholders' equity.
Return on capital employed-Profit after financial items plus interest expense divided by shareholders' equity plus interest-bearing liabilities.
Debt/equity ratio-Interest-bearing liabilities divided by shareholders' equity.
Share of risk-bearing capital-Shareholders' equity plus deferred tax liability divided by the balance sheet total.
Equity/assets ratio-Shareholders' equity in relation to balance sheet total.
Interest cover-Profit after financial items plus interest expense divided by interest expense.
* Before and after dilution.
** The booked value of stock-in-trade for 2015 and 2017 is approximately 5 percent higher than previous years as a result of improved invoicing processes. Accounts payable have increased with the corresponding amount.
*** Proposed by the Board of Directors. For more information see the board of directors' dividend proposal in the full-year report for 2017.
For definitions of key figures see the annual report