atlas copco ab-b shs (ATLCF) Key Developments
Atlas Copco AB Proposes Dividend for 2014 Payable on May 6, 2015 and November 4, 2015 Respectively
Mar 24 15
The Board of Atlas Copco AB proposed that the dividend for 2014 is decided to be SEK 6 per share to be paid in two equal instalments of SEK 3. The record date for the first instalment is proposed to be April 30, 2015 and for the second instalment October 30, 2015. If the Meeting decides as proposed, the first instalment is expected to be distributed by Euroclear on May 6, 2015 and the second instalment on November 4, 2015.
Atlas Copco Expands Global Distribution Center in Belgium
Mar 13 15
Atlas Copco inaugurated an expanded distribution center in Belgium. The center enhances the speed and reliability of the distribution and availability of products and parts to customers worldwide, and prepares the Group for further growth. The distribution center in Hoeselt, Belgium, is the main hub for distribution of products, spare parts and accessories for power tools, assembly systems, portable compressors, generators, road construction equipment and more. The expansion includes 12 new loading docks, storage space and new ergonomic packing stations, bringing the size of the facilities floor space to a total of 30,000 square meters. In total 20 extra vacancies were filled, bringing the total number of Atlas Copco employees in Hoeselt to 240.
Atlas Copco AB Proposes Dividend for 2014, Payable on May 5, 2015
Mar 12 15
The Board of Directors of Atlas Copco AB proposed to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of SEK 6.00 (5.50) per share be paid for the 2014 fiscal year. The dividend is proposed to be paid in two equal installments. First dividend payment date (preliminary) is May 5, 2015.
Atlas Copco AB Reports Consolidated and Parent Company Earnings Results for the Full Year Ended December 31, 2014
Mar 12 15
Atlas Copco AB reported consolidated and parent company earnings results for the full year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, on consolidated basis, the company reported revenues were SEK 93,721 million against SEK 83,888 million a year ago. EBITDA was SEK 20,724 million against SEK 19,759 million a year ago. Operating profit was SEK 17,015 million against SEK 17,056 million a year ago. Adjusted operating profit was SEK 17,744 million against SEK 16,993 million a year ago. Profit before tax was SEK 16,091 million against SEK 16,266 million a year ago. Profit for the year was SEK 12,175 million or SEK 9.99 diluted per share against SEK 12,082 million or SEK 9.92 diluted per share a year ago. Operating cash flow was SEK 13,869 million against SEK 9,888 million a year ago. Return on equity was 28.1% against 33.6% a year ago. Profit attributable to owners of the parent was SEK 12,169 million against SEK 12,072 million a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was SEK 16,387 million against SEK 11,867 million a year ago. Investments in other property, plant and equipment was SEK 1,548 million against SEK 1,255 million a year ago. Investments in intangible assets were SEK 1,187 million against SEK 1,009 million a year ago. The lower profit was due to the decrease in internal dividends received.
For the year, on parent company basis, operating loss was SEK 278 million against SEK 42 a year ago. Profit before tax was SEK 4,589 million against SEK 14,130 million a year ago. Profit for the year was SEK 3,792 million against SEK 13,275 million a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was SEK 2,418 million against SEK 17,869 million a year ago. Investments in tangible assets were SEK 12 million against SEK 1 million a year ago. Investments in subsidiaries were SEK 1,266 million against SEK 122 million a year ago.
Atlas Copco Decides to Discontinue Mobile Crushing and Screening Business
Feb 9 15
Atlas Copco has decided to discontinue its Powercrusher business, in which it manufactures and sells mobile crushers and screeners for quarrying, civil engineering and recycling. Atlas Copco will stop the manufacturing in the plant in St. Valentin, Austria, during 2015. Atlas Copco will arrange for customers getting aftermarket service support for the existing fleet also in the future.