Financial risks mainly comprise economic conditions, wage inflation, raw-material prices, transport costs and exchange-rate exposure. The considerably stronger USD in recent times will impact our purchase prices in the future. For a more detailed description of risks, see the table below.
A weak retail market will have a negative impact on sales.
Clas Ohlson is affected by wage-level changes in countries where the company’s products are manufactured.
Raw material prices
Purchase prices for the company’s products are largely determined by the price of individual raw materials in global markets.
Freight shipping prices can vary considerably depending on the global market price, and currency fluctuations.
The company’s currency exposure is high, primarily due to sales in Norway and the Group’s purchasing.