Financial risks

Financial risks mainly comprise economic conditions, wage inflation, raw-material prices, transport costs and exchange-rate exposure.

Economic climate

A weak retail market will have a negative impact on sales.

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Wage inflation

Clas Ohlson is affected by wage-level changes in countries where the company’s products are manufactured.

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Raw material prices

Purchase prices for the company’s products are largely determined by the price of individual raw materials in global markets.

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Transport costs

Freight shipping prices can vary considerably depending on the global market price, and currency fluctuations.

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The company’s currency exposure is high, primarily due to sales in Norway and the Group’s purchasing. 

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