|Sales including VAT, SEK m||140,948||150,090||176,620||209,921||222,865|
|Sales excluding VAT, SEK m||120,799||128,562||151,419||180,861||192,267|
|Change from previous year in SEK, %||10||6||18||19||6|
|Change from previous year in local currencies, %
|Operating profit, SEK m||21,754||22,090||25,583||26,942||23,823|
|Operating margin, %||18.0||17.2||16.9||14.9||12.4|
|Depreciation for the year, SEK m||3,705||4,191||5,045||6,399||7,605|
|Profit after financial items, SEK m||22,285||22,448||25,895||27,242||24,039|
|Profit after tax, SEK m||16,867||17,093||19,976||20,898||18,636|
|Cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments, SEK m||17,143||17,224||16,693
|Stock-in-trade, SEK m||15,213||16,695||19,403
|Equity, SEK m||43,835||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*||10.19||10.33||12.07||12.63||11.26|
|Shareholders' equity per share, SEK*||26.49||27.34||31.15
|Cash flow from current operations per share, SEK*||11.42||14.40||14.60
|Dividend per share, SEK||9.50||9.50||9.75
|Return on equity, %||38.4||38.4||41.3||38.1||31.2|
|Return on capital employed, %||50.3||50.0||53.1||49.3||39.2|
|Share of risk-bearing capital, %||76.1||73.0||72.5||72.7||67.1|
|Equity/assets ratio, %||72.8||68.9||68.2||67.6||62.1|
|Total number of stores||2,776||3,132||3,511||3,924||4,351|
|Average number of employees||72,276||81,099||93,351||104,634||114,586|
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 2016 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