About Clas Ohlson

Clas Ohlson is an international retail company that is expanding through new offerings, new stores and by establishing operations in new markets. 

219 stores in

6 countries

in omni channel structure

76 million visitors

39 million customers

4800

service-minded

employees 

 High focus

on sustainability agenda

R12 sales

ca. 8 billion SEK

One of the strongest

brands in retail in the Nordics

Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business based in Insjön, Sweden. Today, the company offers products and services for the small everyday practical problems, in six countries via its over 200 stores and web shops. Clas Ohlson offers a wide range of affordable products in five product areas: Hardware, Electrical, Home, Multimedia and Leisure. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm and has about 4,800 employees.

Clas Ohlson also offers a proactive, knowledgeable and accessible customer service, and an inspirational shopping experience through all sales channels. Our operations must be sustainable and respect people and the environment.

Our retailing tradition is almost a century old, and we like to do good business. Salesmanship is the core of the Clas Ohlson spirit, and it rests on four cornerstones: drive, warmth, innovation and commitment.

  2016/17 2015/16 %
Sales, MSEK  7,990 7.602 5
Operating profit, MSEK  610 5061 21
Profit before tax, MSEK 609 5081 20
Profit/loss after tax, MSEK  479 3791 26
Gross margin, % 41.21 42.41 -1,2 p.p.
Operating margin, %  7,6 6,71  0,9 p.p.
Return on capital employed, %  28.4 23.6 4,8 p.p.
Return on equity, %  22,4 17,6
4,8 p.p.
Equity/assets ratio, %  57.7 54.5  3,2 p.p.
Earnings per share before dilution, SEK    6,001 27
Dividend per share, SEK 6,25
5,75 9
Number of full-time equivalents 2,835 2,787 2

1 Including non-recurring items of 107 MSEK and a tax effect of 7 MSEK attributable to optimisation of the UK store network.

Sales share per market

Sweden: 45 % (87 stores)
Norway: 40 % (81 stores)
Finland: 11 % (39 stores)
Outside Nordics: 4 % (12 stores)

Annual Report

Download the Clas Ohlson Annual Report 2016/17

Annual Report 2016/17