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.
The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of SEK 5.75 per share for the 2018 fiscal year.
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.