"We close a year in which growth was primarily held back by lower critical care rental volumes in the US compared with 2021. Adjusted for this the Group grew organically by approximately 3% in 2022, which demonstrates the strength of our underlying business. During the fourth quarter, growth continued across all major markets outside the US, and we report an adjusted EBITDA-result of SEK 500 M. In addition, reduced inventory levels contribute to a cash conversion above our target," says Joacim Lindoff, President and CEO of Arjo.
"We manage the short-term challenges in our environment and in parallel we strengthen our positions for the future. We have a positive momentum in both rental and service, as well as in our pressure injury prevention solutions, and we expect an organic sales growth for 2023 in line with our 3-5% target," concludes Joacim Lindoff.October-December 2022 in brief
Net sales declined organically by 2.2%.
- Net sales increased to SEK 2,686 M (2,456).
January-December 2022 in brief
- Adjusted EBITDA amounted to SEK 500 M (541).
- Adjusted operating profit amounted to SEK 216 M (301).
- Profit after financial items amounted to SEK 124 M (254).
- Earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.34 (0.70).
- Cash flow from operations amounted to SEK 452 M (639).
- The cash conversion was 101.1% (123.0).
Net sales declined organically by 0.2%.
- Net sales increased to SEK 9,979 M (9,070).
- Adjusted EBITDA amounted to SEK 1,841 M (2,072).
- Adjusted operating profit amounted to SEK 765 M (1,116).
- Profit after financial items amounted to SEK 597 M (989).
- Earnings per share amounted to SEK 1.64 (2.72).
- Cash flow from operations amounted to SEK 915 M (1,734).
- The cash conversion was 51.8% (85.3).
- A dividend per share of SEK 0.85 (1.15) is proposed, corresponding to approximately SEK 232 M.
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