Financial targets and framework

Clas Ohlson’s financial targets and financial framework were revised to support the new growth strategy. These new targets apply from the 2018/19 financial year.

  • Sales will increase organically an average of 5 per cent annually over a five-year period.
    • sales per customer increase.
    • sales per square metre increase.
    • sales online to at least double every other year.
  • Operating margin will amount to 6-8 per cent within a five-year period.

    •  proprietary brands will increase as a share of sales.

    • the organisation and retail space will be streamlined.

    • development of product range, purchasing and logistics will be systematised.Over the first two years, we expect to invest approximately 1–2 per cent of the underlying operating margin in strategic initiatives.

  • Net debt in relation to EBITDA to be below two (2) times.
    • investments are being planned as regards financial position, cash flow and strategic activities.
  • The dividend is to comprise at least 50 per cent of earnings per share after tax, considering the company’s financial position.
    • Over the first two years, the dividend will be maintained at the level for the 2016/17 financial year, in absolute terms.
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