First quarter, January – March 2020
- Net sales amounted to SEK 2,091m (2,302). Sales decreased by 9.2%. Organically sales decreased by 13.7%.
- EBITA amounted to SEK 221m (316), corresponding to a margin of 10.6% (13.7).
- Operating income amounted to SEK 205m (301), corresponding to a margin of 9.8% (13.1).
- Operating cash flow after investments amounted to SEK 16m (217).
- Income for the period amounted to SEK 159m (241), and earnings per share was SEK 0.55 (0.84).
- Net debt/EBITDA was 0.9x (0.8).
- On March 23, 2020 Electrolux Professional was listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.
Alberto Zanata, President and CEO
“The listing of Electrolux Professional on March 23 occurred at an unprecedented time, with the global COVID-19 pandemic heavily affecting not just individuals, but communities and companies alike. Safety is our top priority during this time and several important measures have been taken to secure the health and safety of our employees, as well as that of our customers.
Consequently, several measures have been implemented to reduce cost and to apply stricter cash management. Actions have been put in place to secure the operational cash flow, with focus on accounts receivables protection and cash collection. All investments have been re-evaluated and product and purchasing plans have been adjusted. Since the extent of the pandemic cannot be predicted, it is also not possible to make a forecast for the financial development.
Many of us are currently living in what probably is the most challenging period of our lives, both professionally and personally. This said, once the crisis will end, companies with solid financials, committed employees and the right strategy will have an advantage. I am confident that we have the right foundations to stand strong, also after the crisis.”
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Electrolux Professional is one of the leading global providers of food service, beverage and laundry for professional users. Our innovative products and worldwide service network make our customers’ work-life easier, more profitable – and truly sustainable every day. Our solutions and products are manufactured in 12 plants in seven countries and sold in over 110 countries. In 2019, Electrolux Professional had global sales of SEK 9,3bn and approximately 3,600 employees. For more information, visit www.electroluxprofessional.com/corporateElectrolux Professional AB interim report Q1 2020 2020-05-06T06:00:00+00:00