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Essity B 313 (+5 SEK) on 25-Jan-2020 17:30

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TargetOutcome 2018
Organic sales growth1)Annual organic sales growth of above 3%.
Adjusted return on capital employed2)Adjusted return on capital employed of above 15%. 

1) Net sales excluding exchange rate effects, acquisitions and divestments.
2) Excluding items affecting comparability.

Dividend Policy

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.