Net sales in the Addtech Group increased in the fourth quarter by to SEK 3,038 million (2,864). The organic growth amounted to -1 percent and acquired growth amounted to 7 percent. Exchange rate changes affect net sales marginally positively, corresponding to SEK 8 million.
Net sales in the Addtech Group increased during the financial year by 16 percent to SEK 11,735 million (10,148). The organic growth amounted to 8 percent, acquired growth amounted to 8 percent and disposal affected by -1 percent. Exchange rate changes had a positive effect of 1 percent on net sales, corresponding to SEK 107 million.
Operating profit increased during the quarter by 35 percent to SEK 352 million (260) and the operating margin amounted to 11.6 percent (9.1). Net financial items amounted to SEK -19 million (-14). Profit after financial items increased by 35 percent to SEK 333 million (246).
Profit after tax increased by 47 percent to SEK 265 million (180) corresponding to earnings per share before dilution of SEK 3.90 (2.65).
EBITA for the financial year amounted to SEK 1,364 million (1,085), representing an increase of 26 percent. The introduction of IFRS 16 had a positive impact on EBITA of SEK 5 million. Operating profit increased during the financial year by 28 percent to SEK 1,161 million (910) and the operating margin amounted to 9.9 percent (9.0). Net financial items were SEK -56 million (-45) and profit after financial items increased by 28 percent to SEK 1,105 million (865). The introduction of IFRS 16 affected net financial items negatively by SEK 8 million.
Profit after tax for the financial year increased by 30 percent to SEK 873 million (672) and the effective tax rate amounted to 21 percent (22). The effect of IFRS 16 on profit after tax amounted to SEK -3 million. Earnings per share before dilution for the financial year amounted to SEK 12.85 (9.85).