Essity aims to provide long-term stable and rising dividends to its shareholders. When cash flow from current operations exceeds what the company can invest in profitable expansion over the long-term, and under the condition that the capital structure target is met, the surplus shall be distributed to the shareholders.
Dividend for the 2018 fiscal year was SEK 5.75 per share.
Capital Structure Policy
Essity’s target is to have an effective capital structure at the same time that the long-term access to debt financing is ensured. Cash flow in relation to net debt shall take into account the target to maintain a solid investment grade rating.
In 2018, Essity had a solid investment grade rating.