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About Orkla

Orkla is a leading supplier of branded consumer goods to the grocery, out-of home, specialised retail, pharmacy and bakery sectors. The Nordic and Baltic regions and selected countries in Central Europe are Orkla’s main markets. The Orkla Group also holds strong positions in selected product categories in India.

Orkla’s Branded Consumer Goods business comprises the Orkla Foods, Orkla Confectionery & Snacks, Orkla Care and Orkla Food Ingredients business areas. Orkla also has operations organised under the Orkla Investments business area, consisting of its investments in Sapa (50% interest) and Jotun (42.5% interest), in addition to Hydro Power and financial assets. 

Orkla ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and its head office is in Oslo, Norway. As of 31 December 2016, Orkla had 18,154 employees. The Group’s turnover in 2016 totalled NOK 37.8 billion.

Key figures

  2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Operating revenues (NOK million)  33,198 29,599 33,045 30,001 61,009
Operating revenues Branded Consumer Goods (NOK million) 32,002 28,584 27,731 24,105 24,621
EBIT (adj.)1 (NOK million) 3,609  3,214 3,142 3,279 3,986
EBIT (adj.)1 Branded Consumer Goods (NOK million) 3,839 3,378 2,961 2,803 2,769
EBIT (adj.)1 margin 10.9 10.9 9.5 10.9 6.5
EBIT (adj.)1 margin Branded Consumer Goods (%)  12.0 11.8 10.7 11.6 11.2
Ordinary profit before tax (NOK million) 4,090 2,872 2,664 3,873 -923
Earnings per share, diluted (NOK) 3.24 1.63 0.68 1.56 -0.76
Total dividends per share (NOK)  2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50
Equity ratio (%)   62.2 62.5 59.1 53.9 51.8

Figures as reported (2011-2014). Source: Orkla's Annual Report 2015.

1Operating profit before other income and expenses.

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  • History

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