Key figures

Full year, 1 December - 30 November.

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Net sales, SEK m 151,419 180,861 192,267 200,004 210,400
Change from previous year in SEK, % 18 19 6 4 5
Change from previous year in local currencies, %
14 11 7 3 3
           
Operating profit, SEK m 25,583 26,942 23,823 20,569 15,493
Operating margin, % 16.9 14.9 12.4 10.3 7,4
           
Depreciation for the year, SEK m 5,045 6,399 7,605 8,488 9,671
Profit after financial items, SEK m 25,895 27,242 24,039 20,809 15,639
Profit after tax, SEK m 19,976 20,898 18,636 16,184 12,652
           
Cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments, SEK m 16,693
12,950 9,446 9,718 11,590
Stock-in-trade, SEK m 19,403
24,833
31,732 33,712 37,721
Equity, SEK m 51,556
58,049 61,236 59,713 58,546
           
Number of shares, thousands* 1,655,072 1,655,072 1,655,072 1,655,072 1,655,072
Earnings per share, SEK* 12.07 12.63 11.26 9.78 7.64
Shareholders' equity per share, SEK* 31.15
35.07 37.00 36.08 35.37
Cash flow from current operations per share, SEK* 14.60
14.54 14.36 13.04 12.86
Dividend per share, SEK 9.75
9.75 9.75 9.75 9.75**
           
Return on equity, % 41.3 38.1 31.2 26.8 21.4
Return on capital employed, % 53.1 49.3 39.2 31.0 21.2
Share of risk-bearing capital, % 72.5 72.7 67.1 61.0 53.6
Equity/assets ratio, % 68.2 67.6 62.1 56.0 49.3
           
Total number of stores 3,511 3,924 4,351 4,739 4,968
           
Average number of employees 93,351 104,634 114,586 123,178 123,283


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.

** Proposed by the Board of Directors. 

For definitions of key figures see the annual report.

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